1 The Press-fit Jointing System The principle of the XPress joint CONTENTS XPress System advantages At Yorkshire Fittings we are constantly striving to PAGE 02 03 develop Jointing solutions that meet the changing Introduction: The advantages and benefits of XPress needs of specifiers and installers alike. With the latest developments to the XPress range of PAGE 04 05. Current and future standards Press-fit fittings, we've provided a wider choice of materials to suit a broader spectrum of PAGE 06 07 applications in the domestic, commercial and Further benefits of XPress Tube compatibility industrial sectors. Material specifications Quality systems Total System solutions PAGE 08 09. XPress specifications The XPress System features: XPress Copper fittings Working temperatures (copper and copper alloy fittings for use with and pressures Pressure Equipment Directive copper tube), XPress Stainless (stainless steel Localised annealing fittings and tube) and XPress Carbon (carbon steel Equipotential bonding Specification clauses fittings and tube).
2 The range is further XPress Systems combine all the known advantages of complemented by XPress Gas (copper and copper copper, stainless steel and carbon steel with clean, PAGE 10 11. XPress Copper, XPress Gas, alloy fittings for use with copper tube) specifically rapid, heat-free Jointing technology. Removing some XPress Stainless and designed for gas installation pipework, and all the XPress Carbon installation of the disadvantages associated with other heat-free necessary tools and accessories. instructions, sizes from Jointing methods, XPress Systems avoid complicated 15mm to 35mm These ranges have been developed by Yorkshire clamping techniques, long preparation procedures PAGE 12 14 Fittings to deliver major cost saving benefits by and adhesive curing times which can all lead to XPress Copper, XPress Gas, improving the Jointing process and significantly XPress Stainless and increased installation times.
3 XPress Carbon installation reducing installation times, particularly on large instructions, sizes from size applications. Together with the Tectite range of push-fit fittings, 42mm to 108mm XPress offers the System designer a choice of heat- PAGE 14 - 15 The principal of the XPress joint free Jointing methods, which result in an Tools and jaws uncontaminated installation, fitted in a fraction of XPress fittings achieve a sound joint through the PAGE 16 -17 exertion of pressure from a Press-fit tool; a purpose the time taken using other Jointing methods. Design considerations designed O' ring provides the mechanism by which Pipe restraint Another primary concern for the contractor is the Insulation a perfect seal is created. Thermal movement amount of time spent on-site fitting and Ensuring that the tube is fully inserted into the commissioning plumbing and heating services.
4 With PAGE 18 19. Service considerations fitting, the jaws of the Press-fit tool are placed the XPress range, the time taken to joint tubes in a System design around the collar of the fitting, which contains variety of materials and sizes up to 108mm is Prefabrication Tube bending a butyl or EPDM 'O' ring (the XPress Gas range significantly reduced. The Jointing process is simple Tool maintenance contains NBR O' rings). With the jaws at a 90 and tube preparation requires no more than the angle to the fitting, the Press-fit tool is activated application of good plumbing practice, both of and the jaws compress the 'O' ring tightly onto the which contribute further to installed cost savings. tube creating a strong and reliable joint. XPRESS GAS The cost benefits of the System do not stop there. The Xpress Copper and Xpress Carbon ranges now The creation of a sound joint requires only the use XPress Gas fittings can be have a Leak Before Press (LBP) feature, meaning distinguished from the that any assembled joints inadvertently left of a Press-fit tool.
5 The need to purchase and store XPress Copper equivalent by gases, adhesives, fluxes, solders, threading machines the yellow/tan NBR O' ring un-pressed will exhibit a leak during System and yellow product marking. testing. This enables contractors to easily identify or any other materials or equipment is avoided. un-pressed fittings before commissioning. XPress fittings go on saving time and cost immediately after installation. The XPress System is Advantages of XPress intrinsically clean, therefore no allowance for The heat-free principle of the Jointing process is adhesive curing or long flushing times to remove one of the major benefits of the XPress System , flux residue is required. removing the need to apply for hot work permits which can have costly insurance implications, and The whole XPress range guarantees electrical eliminating the possibility of flame damage.
6 Continuity once the joints are pressed. 02 XPRESS - THE Press-fit Jointing System . Introducing the XPress range Presenting the XPress range and stainless steel 316 System tube. Designed for GUARANTEES. The XPress concept has been developed and potable water applications where water quality and hygiene are crucial, particularly in the food, 25 YEAR GUARANTEE. extended to become a truly versatile package. The XPress Copper, Gas and To complement the established products and using pharmaceutical and health care industries, XPress Stainless ranges are common tooling, fittings and tube for various Stainless is available in sizes from 15mm to 108mm. guaranteed against all manufacturing defects for specific applications, across a broad spectrum of 25 years when installed along XPress Carbon is our carbon steel System option. installations have now been introduced. with other manufacturers Again optimised for use as a System the range pipeline components XPress Copper fittings are manufactured from incorporates carbon steel Press-fit fittings in sizes conforming to the specified standard.
7 Copper or copper alloy and are ideal for the fast, from 15mm to 108mm and two carbon steel efficient Jointing of copper tube to BS EN 1057 System tube options galvanised carbon steel 30 YEAR GUARANTEE. Where pipelines are R250 and R290 in sizes from 15mm to 108mm. System tube in sizes from 15mm to 108mm and constructed exclusively from They are designed for use on hot and cold water plastic coated carbon steel System tube in sizes compatible XPress Copper, Gas and Stainless fittings services, vented and unvented closed circuit from 15mm to 54mm. XPress Carbon is designed and tubes, the resulting heating, chilled water and oil free compressed air for vented and unvented closed circuit heating and installations will be deemed applications within permissible pressure and chilled water applications. XPress Systems and as such qualify for a 30 year temperature limits. guarantee against all Guaranteed for decades manufacturing defects.
8 XPress Gas fittings are also manufactured from Where XPress fittings are installed with products from copper or copper alloy and are designed specifically other manufacturers (to meet minimum requirements for use on internal and external, above ground 2nd as laid down under tube compatibility on page 6) as and 3rd family gas installation pipework. Available part of a standard pipeline System , you'll receive a in sizes from 15mm to 54mm, the fittings are no-quibble 25-year guarantee (5 years for XPress compatible with copper tube to BS EN 1057 R250. Carbon) against all manufacturing defects. QUALIFYING SYSTEMS. and R290. XPress Copper fittings and XPress Stainless is our stainless steel System All guarantees are subject to the use of Yorkshire Yorkex copper tube option. Optimised for use as a System , the range Fittings approved tools, jaws and slings and the XPress Gas fittings and Yorkex copper tube incorporates both stainless steel Press-fit fittings application of good installation practice.
9 XPress Stainless fittings and stainless steel 316. Copper - Where pipeline systems are constructed System tube exclusively from XPress Copper fittings or XPress XPRESS CARBON. Gas fittings and Yorkex copper tube to BS EN 1057 XPress Carbon fittings are from Yorkshire Copper Tube limited, the resulting guaranteed for 5 years installation will be deemed an XPress Copper against all manufacturing defects when installed along System and as such qualify for a 30 year guarantee with other manufacturers against all manufacturing defects. tubes conforming to the specified standard. Stainless steel - Where stainless steel pipeline Where pipelines are constructed exclusively from systems are constructed exclusively from XPress XPress Carbon fittings and Stainless fittings and stainless steel 316 System tubes, the resulting installations will be deemed tube, the resulting installation will be deemed an XPress Carbon Systems and XPress Stainless System and as such qualify for a 30 as such qualify for a 10 year guarantee against all year guarantee against all manufacturing defects.
10 Manufacturing defects. Carbon steel - Where carbon steel pipeline systems To qualify for guarantees, all are constructed exclusively from XPress Carbon products must be installed in accordance with our fittings and carbon steel System tube of either or instructions on specified both variants (galvanised or plastic coated), the applications. resulting installation will be deemed an XPress Carbon System and as such qualify for a 10 year guarantee against all manufacturing defects. We could not offer such a comprehensive package of guarantees but for the integrity and quality of every XPress product. XPRESS - THE Press-fit Jointing System 03. Current and future standards KEYWORD IS QUALITY Current and future standards We at Yorkshire Fittings are dedicated to designing, developing and manufacturing products of the highest quality. It is on this basis that you can trust the XPress range to achieve all relevant British, European and International standards.