The SmartFit Press-Fit Stainless Steel System is the ideal solution for installing Stainless Steel pipework. Pressfitted pipe joints are fast, easy and risk-free.
Standard Pipe is available in O.D. tube sizes – 15, 22, 28, 35, 42, 54, 76.1, 88.9, 108, 139.7, 168.3
When installing, the pipe is pushed into the fitting, up to the stop, then the jaw attachments of the pressing tool press the toroidal end of the fitting into the pipe.
Pressing produces two deformations. The first, radial deformation, compresses the 0-ring in the toroidal chamber and guarantees that the pipe is hermetically sealed. The second, geometric deformation of both fitting and pipe, creates a mechanical joint, resistant to slipping and rotation.
The resulting pressing profile varies according to diameter. Joints produced in this way are extremely strong, but flexible enough to withstand the stresses resulting from initial installation and those,such as vibrations and thermal expansion etc., that occurs in normal operating conditions.