PRESSFITTING – Benefits

The choice for those who want the best.

Market statistics clearly show two things:

1) Pressfitting technology is widely used in the richest and most technologically advanced European countries (Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, the Scandinavian countries, etc.).

2) Sales data is continuously increasing and in the next few years the trend is destined to grow even more.

Experts in the HVAC sector know that within the wide range of products and solutions for heating and plumbing systems, the metal pressfitting is the most reliable choice. This conclusion comes from long-term experience. Introduced on the market 40 years ago, we can now see the durability of the system over time and the absence of critical issues.

Pressfitting technology combined with steel is the state of the art in plumbing.

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QUICKER

Compared to traditional systems (soldering or threading), pressfittings drastically reduce installation times and costs.

EASIER

Installing pressfitting systems is so simple, it does not require specialized labour.

More HYGIENIC

The surface characteristics of AISI 316L stainless steel inhibit the growth of biofilm: the ideal environment for the proliferation of hazardous bacteria such as legionella.

LONGER-LASTING

Steel is the metal with the highest index of durability over time, reducing maintenance costs.

More ECOLOGICAL

Pipes and fittings are produced in completely recyclable steel. The production cycle of steel is less polluting that other materials.

Più CLEANER

Without threading or soldering, construction sites remain much cleaner and healthier for the installer.

BETTER LOOKING!

Elegant and glossy. Ideal for visible installations.

More CONVENIENT

The time savings during installation and the long durability without maintenance create a secure medium-long term economic advantage.

Comparison with other materials

Plastic

Whether assembled by polyfusion, tightening, or the push-fit technique, Polypropylene (PPR) pipes and fittings have the advantage of costing less, weighing less, and being easily recyclable, but at the expense of poor hygienic performance (risk of release of pollutants into the transported fluid), lower durability, sensitivity to temperature changes, and less structural strength.

Threaded iron

Although it is a very old technique, threaded iron is still widely used by Italian plumbers, both out of habit and because the material is cheap. Although it offers a longer service life than plastic, the installation time is much longer, which has a significant impact on the total cost calculation. Plus, the material is very heavy and demanding to handle. Threading is a challenging operation and not without risks for the operator.

Welded copper

Welded copper is still widely used, especially for GAS systems. Although it is a noble material with excellent resistance to corrosion and is recyclable, welding significantly increases installation time and costs and requires expert labour. The use of open flames lowers the health and safety of the workplace. PRESSED copper is undoubtedly an excellent solution, but Stainless Steel is more exemplary from a hygiene point of view, more structurally solid, and often more convenient from the economic point of view (since copper is subject to unpredictable market fluctuations).

Pressed multi-layer

Multi-layer (Pex-Al-Pex) is a material that combines plastic with an aluminium core. Some types of pressed multi-layer end up costing even more than Stainless Steel. In general, this is a valid solution whose advantages include lightness, simplicity in working, and speed of installation. On the other hand: it is not ecological since it is very complex to recycle; it can release pollutants; it has technical limits regarding thermal expansion and pressure drop; and it has a limited range of diameters (generally up to 75mm). All aspects which clearly show the superiority of stainless steel.

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