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New Protecta-Line Mechanical Fittings Offer Speedy Reliability

Posted: Thursday 16th August 2012

PE pipes specialist GPS PE Pipe Systems has launched a new range of WIS 4-32-19 compliant barrier pipe fittings following successful industry trial.

Available in sizes from 90mm to 180mm, the new range of Mechanical Fittings is suitable for all Protect-Line barrier pipe installations and is ideal for projects where lengths of pipe cannot be easily butt-fused or joined by electrofusion. Fully end load bearing, complying with WIS4-24-01 (Type 1), low profile and lightweight, the new fittings have been designed to create reliable connections with a quick and simple mechanical action. The installer simply pushes the pipe ends over the insert liner, slides a stainless steel shell coupler over the pipe ends and tightens the fitting with a standard torque wrench.

Explains Jon Briafield, GPS Product Manager: “Protecta-Line is the UK’s market leading barrier pipe and the launch of this new range of Protecta-Line mechanical fittings means that customers who already rely on us for an effective barrier pipe solution, can now trust us to help them speed up installations without compromising barrier pipe integrity.” Jon further explains “The fittings are independently proven to meet the requirements of WIS 4-32-19 without the need for any pipe end preparation or protective wrapping as part of the proven Protecta-Line system. With no specialist tooling required, installation is much quicker and easier, even in tight, awkward spaces. That’s not only a major advantage during installation of the pipe, but also reduces downtime and disruption during repairs, renovation and maintenance.”

Protecta-Line has been used by the water industry for the past 15 years, ensuring safe and secure drinking water supplies. Trials took place at a number of locations across the UK and consistently demonstrated speed and ease of installation and effectiveness.

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