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TMC Rigid Pipework and Fittings
Tropical Marine Centre maintains a constant
stock of a comprehensive range of white
rigid pipework and fittings. As standard, we
carry fittings in
1 / 2
",
3 / 4
", 1", 1
1 / 2
", 2", 3" and 4"
and larger sizes can be supplied for your
specific requirements.
Metric fittings and adaptors in standard grey
are also available on request.
PlumbingTips
Making Good Joints on Rigid Pipework
Jointing rigid pipework and fittings is easy provided the following steps are followed:-
DO:-
1. Cut pipe square. Remove internal burrs.
2. Chamfer the outer edge of the pipe.
3. Roughen the joint surfaces with emery cloth.
4. Degrease the joint surfaces with a suitable pipe cleaner.
5. Using the correct size of brush, apply an even layer of cement to the pipe and fitting. On larger
sizes, apply a second coat to both surfaces.
6. Working quickly, push the pipe into the fitting to the
stop. Hold for a few seconds before wiping off
excess cement.
Note that for sizes above 3", two people are needed.
DON'T:-
1. Use damaged pipe.
2. Be careless cutting pipe - cut it square!
3. Thin solvent cement with cleaning fluid.
4. Leave the lid off cement when in use.
5. Use a rag to apply cement - use correct brush!
6. Smoke while working - ensure good ventilation!
7. Put any load on the joint until it is cured.
Key to Codes Used
P Plain socket fitting suitable to
take rigid pipework
MT BSP male thread (parallel)
FT BSP female thread (parallel)
NPT Non parallel thread (tapered)
All pipework and fittings supplied by TMC are are selected for their non-toxic properties and are
therefore suitable for use with potable water (water suitable for human consumption). They have
been utilised for aquatics and aquaculture installations worldwide and are suitable for use in both fresh
and salt water aquatic systems.
Technical Fact
Based on 30m run of smooth pipe
1 / 2
1500
200
3 / 4
3000
450
1
6500
1000
1
1 / 2
12000
2000
2
24000
4000
3
60000
10000
4
90000
20000
6
115000
60000
8
175000
115000
10
265000
175000
12
355000
265000
Pipe Size Max Flow Rate Max Flow Rate
Sch. 40 Pump Fed Gravity Fed
(“)
1.5bar/22psi 750mm/30” wgh
(l/hr)
(l/hr)
www.tropicalmarinecentre.co.uk Tel: +44 (0) 1923 284151 Commercial Catalogue 78