In today's market, a wide range of tubes are available and a varied range of fittings and jointing methodologies exist. Typically, the optimum pressure performance can be achieved when lengths of pipework are welded together. However, limitations on hot working on site, or the need for demountable systems, for example, may prevent this method of joining resulting in other options having to be utilised.
The pressure integrity of a piping system is only as strong as its weakest link, and, if not properly considered, may lead to the selection of inappropriate materials and jointing methods, which could unfortunately have a significant impact and degradation on pressure performance, and therefore ultimately on the systems service life.
In this section you are able to select the system or application that you want to install, choose the type of tube you want to use, pair this with your preferred method of jointing and produce technical reference material to support your choice*.