Wavin Tigris K5/M5

Our new Tigris K5/M5 turns pressure testing into your new favorite activity. Perform your pressure test with air and a loud sound will indicate where there is an unpressed fitting. But pressure testing with the Tigris K5/M5 press coupling has many more advantages - whether you choose to test with air or water! Discover them now and get ready to be blown away.

Wavin Singapore wins in the Construction category at the SBR International Business Awards 2023 for its Wavin Tigris K5/M5.

The Wavin Tigris K5/M5 fitting is the world's first to feature an acoustic leak alert, revolutionising contractors' and installers' approach to leak detection. During air-based leak and pressure tests, the Wavin Tigris K5/M5 fitting emits a distinct whistle sound of up to 80dB, enabling easy identification of loose fittings and precise leak location. It also facilitates optimal flow with its enlarged inner bore, resulting in up to 50% more flow area compared to standard radial press fittings, reducing pressure losses and improving flow rate.

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Acoustic Leak Alert: Follow the Sound

We have equipped Tigris K5/M5 with all kinds of smart solutions, including Acoustic Leak Alert. While performing a pressure test with air, an unpressed Tigris K5/M5 press fitting will be heard loud and clear. Thanks to the whistle sound of 80 decibels, you'll find the unpressed fitting very easily. Even if there's a lot of noise around you.

MultiJaw: No New Tools Required

Another advantage during installation: you press a Tigris K5/M5 fitting with the five most common press profiles. So do you already have a pressing tool with an Up, H, U, B or TH press jaw? Thanks to MultiJaw you don't have to buy new tools to enjoy the benefits of Tigris K5/M5!

OptiFlow: Improved Flow

Because of OptiFlow, the flow of Tigris K5/M5 is up to 50% greater than that of a regular fitting. And the better the flow in the pipe, the less pressure loss, heat loss and the chance of legionella contamination. Win, win, win!


How do you pressure test with air?

A pressure test with air, using an air compressor, works slightly differently than a test with water. But it is certainly no more difficult! Watch the video and discover how to test with air.

Pressure testing with water: How it's done

Do you prefer pressure testing with water? Of course that is also possible with Tigris K5/M5. The video shows how to best perform your pressure test with water.

Pressing with Air: The Advantages

“It is safer and more hygienic to have no water in the installation. Why? Well, to prevent legionella contamination for one. In addition, it saves time and money, because you do not have to rinse weekly. All these advantages add up, which is why Dutch installers prefer air pressure tests." - Eric van der Blom, sanitary specialist at Techniek Nederland.
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