Contour Blog

26Nov2018

How Robust Are LST Radiators?

Are LST Radiators Robust? | Contour Heating | Shifnal, West Midlands

In the education and healthcare sector, a robust heating solution is the best way to ensure that the LST radiators are able to stand up against the day-to-day challenges of these environments.

Contour has designed LST radiators to be more durable against the passing traffic of schools and hospitals and to make them longer lasting; vital in sectors where budgets are already tight!

Read on to find out more…

Build to Last

LST radiators are made out of a 1.5mm Zintec mild steel as standard, giving them the strength to stay in shape and last longer in hectic locations where they are likely to take impacts from hospital beds or other equipment.

Alternatively, we also offer LST radiators made from other materials such as stainless steel or magnelis. This is a form of steel that has undergone an additional treatment stage similar to hot-dipped galvanising.

In mental health wards, magnelis is particularly beneficial as it ‘s 10x more resistant to rust which means that it can be installed into bathrooms and other spaces where condensation may be present. Magnelis also has “self-healing” properties that make it more durable in the long-term.

Contour also offer 2mm aluminium LST radiators for areas where the demand for anti-ligature solutions isn’t a requirement.

Our LST radiators are supplied as one-piece construction. This reduces the risk of screws or bolts coming loose which could affect the overall integrity of the LST.

We also design our LST radiators with additional folds in the radiator guard to ensure extra strength and resistance to the hectic environments we install into.

We can also supply our casings with additional strengthening struts for areas which are prone to high bed traffic such as hospital corridors.

 

BioCote®

BioCote Partners In Heating Soltuions | Contour Heating | Shifnal, West Midlands

For additional durability, Contour LST radiators use BioCote® antimicrobial technology in the powder coating.

BioCote® reduces the bacteria on the radiator surface by 99.5% in 2 hours.

It’s also 99.99% effective against resistant bacteria such as MRSA and E. Coli, making it ideal for hygiene conscious environments such as schools and hospitals.

Diseases such as H1N1 influenza virus, Salmonella and Streptococcus faecalis are often found on radiators. BioCote® inhibits the growth of these bacteria throughout the expected lifespan of a radiator. This reduces the risk of cross-contamination and creates a more robust, product making school and hospital environments more hygienic for all.

Warranty

Contour LST radiators come with a 5-year warranty for the additional peace of mind that, in the unlikely event that something goes wrong, we are there to help sort it out.

 

Conclusion

Contour LST radiators are made up of a robust design of 1.5mm Zintec mild steel, magnelis or 2mm aluminium, depending on the needs of the space.

We supply one-piece constructions and use additional folds to create a robust design for busy spaces where LST radiators will be installed.

Contour radiators come with BioCote® antimicrobial technologies to inhibit the growth of potentially harmful bacteria. This gives you the peace of mind that services are being protected at all times.

Would you like to find out more about how LST radiators could be beneficial in your spaces? Fill out the form below to speak to a heating expert!



 

About Us

Contour produces a range of innovative, safe surface temperature systems for healthcare, education, mental health, commercial and secure sectors, working in close partnership and collaborating with architects, M&E engineers, NHS Trusts, local authorities, design consultants and contractors to deliver outstanding safe heating solutions.

Contour is the exclusive partner of BioCote® anti-microbial technology for LST and anti-ligature radiators.  BioCote® additives reduce bacteria by up to 99.9%. Contour combine an extensive range of colour-paints is  with BioCote® for a durable, high-quality finish.

Contour’s heating solutions offer secure, single-person quick access to radiator guard interiors for regular deep cleaning and maintenance.  Each year, Contour save the NHS millions of pounds in cleaning costs, therefore delivering cleaner, safer environments.  Contour is redefining the marketplace and therefore many regard us as a design and innovation leader within the industry.

Contour have a quality- first philosophy. Our customer-focused team possess a ‘can-do’ attitude, they take pride in developing solutions for your heating requirements.

Contact us at:

The Mansions, 43 Broadway Shifnal

Shropshire TF11 8BB United Kingdom

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