1 TECHN ICAL M A N UA L. METRIC/IMPERIAL . Universal Transition Coupling Committed to sustainable development, Philmac is well renowned for quality products and services. Philmac manufactures pipe fittings and valves under a Quality Assurance System assessed and approved NATA Accredited Laboratory Number: 14673 to ISO 9001-2000 and has obtained the prestigious environmental management certification ISO 14000. Philmac has a NATA accredited laboratory and tests fittings and valves to international and national standards. Third party accreditation is carried out by SAI Global. CONTENTS Introduction 2. Benefits 2. Standards 3. Installation Instructions 4. System Design Considerations 5. Product Specification 6.
2 Parts and Materials 6. Materials & Components 7. Principals of Operation 7. Range Dimensions & Weights 8. METRIC/IMPERIAL version published May 2008. Reference Number: TMUTCMI001-0508. Disclaimer Please note that the information, opinions, recommendations and advice given in this manual are supplied only to provide an improved understanding of the technical aspects of fitting systems. So far as the law allows, Philmac Pty Ltd will not accept liability in respect of any loss or damage of any kind claimed to arise as a result of reliance upon any information claimed in this manual. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions of sale. Universal Transition Coupling TECHNICAL MANUAL 1. INTRODUCTION Philmac, the global leader in the design and manufacture of plastic compression fittings, has developed a unique range of mechanical compression fittings that provide the ultimate in pipe connection flexibility.
3 Without modification the same fitting connects to a variety of materials including PVC, copper, galvanized iron, ABS, lead, stainless steel, steel, polyethylene and PEX. Each size fitting covers a range of pipe diameters providing a Universal ' solution. Providing a seal on out-of-round and pitted pipes is another aspect of the Universal '. solution. Since winning an Australian Design Award in 1999 for innovation in product development, the UTC has been embraced by water utilities right around the world, including the UK, Europe, Middle East, North America and Australia. BENEFITS. Complete Flexibility Complete Security High Performance Materials Universal Design: Through its wide Dynamic Sealing Method: The mechanical Made from advanced thermoplastic tolerance, the Philmac UTC is designed advantage of the nut thread compresses materials: The Philmac UTC is to accommodate a range of different the seal into position, eliminating resistance manufactured from lightweight high diameters on most pipe material (including when inserting the pipe into the fitting, performance thermoplastic materials PVC, copper, galvanized iron, ABS, lead, so there is no risk of seal distortion or with outstanding impact, UV, chemical stainless steel, steel, polyethylene and PEX).
4 Displacement. and corrosion resistance. The UTC end * Pipes at the top end of the fitting tolerance may incur contains hard stainless steel grippers which Large Seal: The large seal in Philmac minimum resistance. provide superior end load resistance. UTC is particularly suited to Out-of- No Loose Components: The Philmac Round and Pitted pipes Rated to Bar (180psi): The Philmac UTC is fully integrated with no loose UTC is pressure rated to bar components. There is no need for (180psi) at 23 C (73 F) to meet the individual assembly of a split ring, sealing Fast and Easy Installation needs of high pressure systems. ring or nut. All that is required is the Slide & Tighten technology: The Philmac insertion of the pipe and tightening of the 50 year + design life: Built to withstand UTC incorporates all the benefits of nut.
5 The toughest conditions to ensure Philmac's Slide & Tighten technology. longevity and durability, Philmac UTC has Approvals: The Philmac UTC holds a Simply witness mark the pipe against the a 50 year+ design life at23 C (73 F). number of potable water approvals . flange on the fitting, and then insert the WRAS (UK) for above and below ground Complete Coverage pipe to the correct depth. The nut can use; WSAA and WaterMark (Australia); The Philmac UTC range is then be tightened using a wrench. The ACS (France); DTC (Denmark), CSA comprehensive: Straight and reducing UTC is fully installed when the nut can (Canada) and NSF (USA). The fittings are joiners, elbows, tees and male adaptors, in no longer be tightened with reasonable also manufactured to the highest standards both Transition (PE to UTC ) and double force.
6 In accordance with the company's ISO ended versions (UTC to UTC ) ranging No special tools are required and the 9001:2000 Quality Endorsed status. from 15mm to 61mm Philmac UTC is supplied ready to use. Dielectric (insulating) fitting Easy Disassembly: The design of the UTC fittings are insulating and are a UTC means that once the nut is backed Dielectric fitting for use between off, the pipe can easily be removed from dis-similar metals. the fitting 2 Universal Transition Coupling TECHNICAL MANUAL. FAMILY OF FITTINGS - A COMPREHENSIVE RANGE. PVC PVC PVC. Copper Copper Copper PE METRIC Stainless Steel Stainless Steel Stainless Steel ABS ABS ABS. PE imperial . PE x UTC UTC x UTC. Galvanised Iron Galvanised Iron Galvanised Iron Lead Lead Lead Connects PE to a wide Connects a wide variety variety of pipes of pipes together PVC, copper, galvanised iron, ABS, lead, PVC, copper, galvanised iron, ABS, lead, stainless steel, steel, polyethylene and PEX stainless steel, steel, polyethylene and PEX.
7 APPLICATIONS. Repair work UTC is used extensively by water companies, plumbers and civil contractors for repair work. The UTC x UTC . fitting was originally developed as a copper to copper repair joint at the request of a global water company. New installations Connecting polyethylene pipe to water meter risers and polyethylene pipe to copper. UTC fittings are used by water companies as a connection between polyethylene pipe and metal pipes. Upgrades UTC is particularly useful in service line upgrades. A small number of PE x UTC fitting provide a complete solution and will connect to whatever pipe the installer finds at the property boundary. A UTC x Threaded Tee provides a solution when tieing an irrigation system into an existing water service line.
8 COMPLETE RANGE. Coupler Male Coupler Reducing Tee Tee FI Tee Elbow 3G Metric/ Adaptor UTC Coupler 3G Metric/ UTC UTC UTC. imperial x x UTC imperial PE UTC UTC x PE. x UTC x UTC UTC. Universal Transition Coupling TECHNICAL MANUAL 3. STANDARDS. Philmac UTC is designed to ATS Australian Technical comply with the requirements of Specification for Plumbing and Drainage the following standards: Products, Part 458, Universal Transition Fitting. BS6920 Fitting materials approved for use in potable water applications. AS/NZS 4020 Products for use in contact with water intended for human ISO Pipe threads where pressure consumption with regards to their effect joints are made on the threads. Part 1. on the quality of water.
9 Dimensions, tolerances and designations. AS/NZS 4129 Fittings for use with ASC (France) Fitting materials approved polypropylene (PE) pipes for pressure for use in potable water applications. applications. NSF-61 (Canada & USA) Fitting materials approved for use in potable water applications. 4 Universal Transition Coupling TECHNICAL MANUAL. SYSTEM DESIGN Philmac UTC is a range of mechanical fittings that offers three distinct advantages over CONSIDERATIONS thermofusion fittings;. The ability to Transition from PE to any recommended pipe material The ability to connect multiple types of pipes together Quick and easy installation and disassembly This section highlights engineering considerations when designing a pipe system with Philmac UTC.
10 Projected life of Compression Weathering CHEMICAL RESISTANCE. Fittings The materials used contain pigments Whilst the Philmac UTC conforms to Not to provide excellent protection against Chemical Satisfactory Satisfactory institutionalized specifications written degradation from ultra-violet radiation. Ammonium Hydroxide . to have a minimum life of 50 years, its However, long term continuous use Alcohol . compression fittings are intentionally above ground does require fittings to be Acetone . developed to exceed the expectations of protected from direct sunlight. Auto Transmission Fluid . these specifications. Electrolytic Corrosion Antifreeze . Head losses The plastic body provides an effective Benzene.