Philmac Water Compression Fittings
Philmac developed the world’s first all-plastic compression fittings for polyethylene (PE) pipe in 1968 and its products are now viewed as the international benchmark.
The Philmac 3G™ range of compression fittings doesn’t just represent the latest technology available; it is the next generation of pipe fitting.
The 3G range is a global platform of pipe fittings. By simply changing the nut, split ring and seal, 3G™ fittings can effectively join any standard of PE pipe including normal gauge, metric and imperial pipe types.
Featuring Philmac’s unique Slide & Tighten® technology, 3G™ compression fittings make installation easy. No insert is required and no force is needed to push the pipe into the fitting. In addition, a visual stop indicator reduces the risk of over tightening.
Flexibility - The Metric & Imperial Connection:
The new Philmac Metric/Imperial™ compression fitting is a revolutionary step forward for PE pipe joining. Connections can now be made to both Metric (BS6572/BS6730) and Imperial PE pipe (BS1972/3284 and IRS 135 Heavy Gauge) from the one fitting from either end. And, the innovative design means that inserts are no longer required to connect imperial pipe. Removing the need for dedicated fittings and inserts, Metric/Imperial™ provides the ultimate in flexibility, reducing both inventory and complexity.
Fast and Easy Installation - Slide & Tighten™ technology:
Metric/ Imperial™ incorporates all the benefits of Philmac’s unique Slide & Tighten™ technology. No pipe preparation is needed and no force is required to push the pipe past the seal, so installation couldn’t be faster or easier. Simply insert the pipe fully into the fitting and then tighten the nut. Assembly is so easy you can even do it under live conditions. No special tools are required, and there is no need to disassemble the fitting before use because the Metric/ Imperial™ compression fitting is supplied pre-assembled and ready to use.
The size of the new Philmac Metric/Imperial™ compression fitting has been kept to a minimum, making the fitting ideal to use in confined areas. In addition to making connections with minimal turns of the nut, the design and size of the fitting mean that in installations taking place between pipe with two fixed points, the manipulation of the pipe into the fitting becomes easy.
The fitting has been designed so the split collet is released as soon as the nut is backed off, making disassembly easy.
Complete Security - Dynamic Sealing Method:
The mechanical advantage of the nut thread compresses the seal into position, eliminating resistance when inserting the pipe into the fitting so there is no risk of seal distortion or displacement.
No loose components:
If the nut is removed there is no danger of losing components, as the collet and seal ring are retained in the body of the fitting. Losing components in the trench becomes a thing of the past.
Designed to minimise pipe twist:
The fitting has been designed to minimise pipe twist as the nut is tightened. Maximum pipe twist is approximately a quarter turn compared to one and a half turns with many other fittings. Pipe twist can impact on not only the connection you have just made but also on the connection at the other end of the line.
Philmac fittings are WRAS approved for above and below ground use. Pipe liners are required up to 63mm for WRAS approval.