Leading plumbing and drainage manufacturer Wavin has launched Tigris K5/M5, a new range of 16mm to 40mm press-fit fittings designed to effectively detect faults in unpressed fittings. This new launch builds on the success and reliability of its predecessor, the Tigris K1/M1.
The fitting’s unique design with the ‘Acoustic Alert’* is the first to enable testing with air and water, and the range comes with various market-leading benefits to streamline the overall pressure testing process whilst ensuring accuracy and maintaining a hygienic pipe system.
The 80-decibel Whistle – acoustic alert is designed to easily identify unpressed fittings using an air pressure test. This feature ensures that installers can reliably and efficiently detect unpressed fittings in the loudest environments.
K5 fittings incorporate a new transparent section as part of the body to give installers a quick visual check of the pipe insertion. This In4Sure 360° feature is a key benefit to ensure a secure and leak-free installation.
Additionally, the Optiflow feature ensures a 50% greater flow rate when compared with K1/M1. Designed to deliver optimal flow performance through the fittings, this is especially relevant for smaller pipe diameters and will ensure a higher total system performance.
Tigris K5/M5 fittings have a Multi-Press profile feature and are compatible with U, Up, H, TH and B profiles. The Multi-Press profile feature ensures installers do not require investment in any additional tooling.
Michael O’Donohoe, Wavin Country Director, Ireland, commented, “The development of the new Tigris K5/M5 fittings with the Acoustic Alert and the In4Sure 360° feature is set to optimise the installation and pressure testing of this system across the industry and provide a variety of real-time benefits for installers. The wider diameter and increased flow rate make the fittings particularly beneficial for high-rise projects and larger developments, where there’s increased demand on the pumping system to supply water to upper levels.
“Using air in pressure testing is widely considered the most hygienic option, and this should be as accessible as possible to the industry.”
The Tigris K5 /M5 plumbing system, manufactured in accordance with ISO 21003 and WRAS approved, is suitable for Hot and cold-water installations as well as heating systems.
*The Acoustic Alert feature does NOT replace the pressure test.