The majority of Plasson’s compression fitting range is rated to 16 bar, however some fittings have a lower pressure capacity – if in doubt, consult with Plasson sales staff or view Plasson’s online sales catalogue – visit www.plasson.com.au
No tools are required to install rural fittings. On metric pipe sizes 40mm and above where fittings are hand tightened plus ½ turn with a wrench, Plasson ‘C’ spanners are recommended however common wrenches can also be used. Best Practice on metric pipe installations is to use a deburring tool on pipe ends to remove sharp edges to prevent damage to O rings.
Plasson fittings are designed for use on cold water (20 °C) pipelines. The fittings can be installed in low temperature environments, although care should be taken to prevent impacts approaching 0 °C – at low temperatures polypropylene can experience brittleness. Fittings can be used up to 50 °C, however both the pressure rating and life expectancy of the fitting is reduced. Check with Plasson staff if the fittings are to be used at elevated temperatures.
The fitting components are made from polypropylene, NBR and acetal which are resistant to a wide range of chemicals. However each material has different properties and if the fittings are to be used in non-water applications installers should always check with Plasson sales staff if in doubt about chemical compatibility.