Kembla NZ Copper tube and fittings for plumbing, gas, sanitation NZS3501

By: Mm Kembla Nz  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: Plumbing, Copper Tube, Copper Fittings

COPPER PRODUCT RANGE

  • Kembla distributes the full range of New Zealand standard plumbing and gas copper tube.
  • Good stocks are maintained of all sizes from 15mm (1/2 inch) diameter through to 150mm (6 inch) diameter tube. Larger sizes are available to special order.
  • The full copper range is available in 5 meter straight lengths, while 15mm and 20mm standard gauge tube is also available in 15 meter annealed coils for joint free installation. The plumbing and gas copper range includes half hard temper for easy bending in sizes up to and including 25mm, as well as pre-lagged "Kemlag" tube for underground installation. 
  • All Kembla copper tube is manufactured in Australia from Australian sourced copper.
  • All Kembla plumbing copper tube is permanently marked to certify it's compliance with the New Zealand plumbing standard, and to provide product tracing information for the life of the installation.
  • Copper tube is one of the few building products nominated as an acceptable solution in the New Zealand Building Code, eliminating building compliance issues for specifiers and installers.
  • Copper tube has the largest bore of all tube systems size for size to provide maximum flow rates.
  • Copper tube is lightweight and compact.
  • High mechanical and thermal strength protects the system from damage, both during installation and while in service.
  • Compatible with most water types throughout New Zealand.
  • Proven in service in New Zealand over more than 50 years.
  • Skilled and experienced installer base throughout New Zealand.
  • Kembla copper tube does NOT harden or soften with age unlike plastics.
  • Kembla copper tube is 100% UV stabilised - plastics have limited UV stability.
  • Kembla copper tube has a melting temperature of 1083°C - many times that of plastics.
  • Kembla copper tube has a high mechanical strength and high impact resistance.
  • Kembla copper tube is fully approved for gas applications.
  • Kembla copper tube and fittings sizes are standardised and interchangeable.
  • Kembla has achieved AS 4041 'Material in Contact with Drinking Water' standards approval - the tightest international specification for systems used for drinking water. 
  • Half-hard temper copper tube can be easily bent to tight radius using simple hand tools.
  • A full range of copper tube fittings are available to complete larger bore tube installations.
  • A complete range of Kembla manufactured full bore brazing fittings, together with brass compression fittings and Kembla Victaulic bolt together fittings gives system designers the freedom to resolve the most complex installations.

COPPER TUBE & COILS SPECIFICATIONS NZS 3501

COPPER FITTINGS

  • All Kembla copper fittings are manufactured in New Zealand from the highest quality Australian Kembla copper tube.
  • All Kembla copper fittings are permanently marked to provide product tracing information for the life of the installation.
  • Kembla copper fittings have unrestricted internal bores, and are designed with transitions and direction changes that provide maximum flow rates.
  • Kembla copper fitting's mechanical and thermal strength protects the system from damage, both during installation and while in service.
  • Kembla copper fittings are 100% UV stabilised
  • Kembla copper fittings have a melting temperature of 1083°C
  • Kembla copper fittings have a high mechanical strength and high impact resistance.
  • Kembla copper fittings are fully approved for gas applications.
  • Kembla has achieved AS 4041 'Material in Contact with Drinking Water' standard approval - the tightest international specification for systems used for drinking water.

 

INSTALLATION

  • Kembla copper fittings are designed to fit the end diameter of the tube closely for maximum joint strength. Any damage to the tube end should be repaired or cut off before making a joint.
  • The ends of copper tube should be cut square to maintain the required overlap between the tube and fitting.
  • Silver brazing is recommended for joints. Excess flux should be removed from around the joint after completion.
  • Care should be taken not to overheat the tube or fitting in the brazing process.

NZ PLUMBING COPPER FITTINGS RANGE

 


BRAZING MANUAL


KEMLAG

See NZS 3501 Brochure for more information on Kemlag - Pre-Insulated Copper Tube


Keywords: Copper Fittings, Copper Tube, Plumbing

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