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Conex Bänninger >B< Press is a versatile press fitting system for use with hard, half hard or annealed copper tube providing a secure, life long, leak-proof joint.
>B< Press fittings are quick to fit, providing a low-cost installation solution. The slimline design gives an aesthetically pleasing finish with a secure, permanent joint that can’t be tampered with. >B< Press Water and Gas fittings are Watermark approved and certified to AS3688.
The key advantages of the >B< Press press fit copper fittings are:
Flame free installation takes away risk of fire on site.
Simple, quick and reliable installation provides low installed cost.
Extensive third party certification offers peace of mind to the client, specifier and installer.
Corrosion resistant and with a design life of 50 years, >B< Press can be relied on to perform long after installation.
Slimline, unobtrusive design provides aesthetic finish.
Secure, permanent joint crimped both sides of deep set O-ring ensures fitting cannot be tampered with.
Practical by design
Lead-in edge aids installation and helps protect O-ring from damage or displacement.
The unique pressing indicator in the O-ring shows leaks at low pressures when fittings are not pressed.
>B< Press fittings for water applications are identified with a black O-ring. Natural gas and LPG applications fittings are identified by a yellow coloured O-ring and a yellow mark on the fitting body.
Pressing Indicator Feature
The unique pressing indicator is a specially designed O-ring. It has a reduced section in two positions that allows water or air past the sealing element of any unpressed connection, thereby providing a visible leakage point during the commissioning of the system.
Unpressed fittings are identified by pressurising the system with a pressure range of 100 kPa to 500 kPa for water and 2.2 kPa to 300 kPa for gas.
When the fitting is pressed, the O-ring material compresses, filling the gaps, creating a leak free joint.
Final testing of the system should be conducted in accordance with AS/NZS 3500 and/or AS/NZS 5601.
>B< Press Water Fittings are suitable for:
Heating water (non solar)
>B< Press Gas Fittings are suitable for:
Natural and LPG
Compressed air (with or without oil content)
>B< Press High Temperature Fittings are suitable for:
Solar hot water
Warranty is 25 year guarantee against faults caused by defective manufacture of the fittings. It does not cover faults arising from incorrect installation.
The warranty covers installation with type A and B copper tube conforming to AS1432 but does not cover any faults arising from competitor fittings used on the same installation nor faults caused by damaged >B< Press fittings (through excessive pressure, for example) where competitor fittings created non-compliant conditions.
All >B< Press fittings must be installed by a licensed plumber.