piping

Gastite launches flexible gas piping

Gastite, a London-based Smiths Group company, continues global efforts for its flexible gas piping system with extensive launch in UK market Gastite, a Smiths Group company and manufacturer of flexible gas piping for residential and commercial applications, announces its launch into the United Kingdom. With the majority of propane and natural gas pipe installers utilising […]

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Size matters

Whenever pipework is to be installed, or appliances replaced, gas operatives should ensure that the design allows adequate flow of gas to each appliance. Mike Heads looks at how this is achieved by calculating the pipe size in domestic installations using BS 6891: 2005. Low pressure natural gas installations should be designed to provide an […]

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Uponor MLC vs Copper

Uponor’s training academy course leader and plumbing specialist Martin Allen has proven once and for all that plastic outperforms copper. Martin challenged Uponor sponsored professional darts player and plumber Mark Webster to a simple, like for like installation to see which material would fare the best.

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Pressed into service

Shorter installation times and removing the need for hot work has led to the rise of heat-free jointing techniques for metal pipework. Robin Oakley looks at the most common styles and the benefits that they bring for installers Heat-free jointing techniques such as push-fit and press-fit for metal pipes are well established and bring many […]

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Laying down the rules

Peter Mason of Blue Flame Associates Ltd reviews the significant proposed changes to BS 6891 – Specification for the installation and maintenance of low pressure gas installation pipework of up to 35mm (R1¼) in premises. A revised British Standards Institution (BSI) standard, BS 6891:2013, is currently in the ‘draft for comment’ stage. The revised standard […]

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