09 June 2015
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With proven success across Europe on commercial projects such as educational and health facilities, apartment buildings and hotels, the high performance Wavin Tigris K1 press-fit system is an adaptable, multilayer composite pipe system that has been designed to offer quick, safe and reliable connections each and every time.
Winner of a European design award, the Wavin Tigris K1 press-fit system has had a strong track record across Europe with more than 120 million press fit connections made with Tigris K1 fittings, across 22 countries.
Used on potable water, hot and cold water, heating installations and fan coil units, the Tigris K1 system has specific adaptors for other systems such as Hep2O and copper, which allows for ease and speed of installation.
Tigris K1 is ideally suited for use in health and hygiene establishments (ie. hospitals) because it can be used as part of a recirculating ring main. These systems deliver a constant supply of hot water on demand and due to the combination of high temperatures and the design of Wavin’s multilayer composite pipe they can help to significantly reduce the risk of legionella growth.
Gabrielle Fletcher of Wavin commented: “This proven press-fit system will give contractors, specifiers and building services engineers an adaptable product which, when tested prior to installation with Wavin’s lifetime assessment tool, can offer long term performance, even in the most demanding conditions and temperatures.”
Available in a range of dimensions from 16 to 63mm, Tigris K1 comprises multilayer composite pipe and high performance plastic polyphenylsulphone (PPSU) fittings with a stainless steel sleeve. This offers resistance to high temperatures, corrosion and stress cracking ensuring each connection is extremely robust and strong.
The aluminium layer in the pipes reduces thermal expansion, making them comparable to copper. The flexibility of the multilayer composite pipes results in the need for fewer connectors, simplifying installation and significantly reducing cost. The patented hexagonal shape of the fitting design also significantly reduces the required push-in forces which aids installation while the ‘Defined Leak Function’ brings extra safety and peace of mind by identifying unpressed fittings during the pressure test.
With a system guarantee of 10 years and approval by the Water Regulations Advisory Scheme (WRAS) as well as European regulatory agencies DVGW and KIWA, the Tigris K1 Press-fit System provides installers with a simple, secure and versatile press-fit system that is tried and tested across Europe. It is further testament to Wavin who continues to lead the way in product innovations, system compatibility and technical support.
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