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Sanbra Fyffe – Instantor® Launch New Range of Stainless Steel Press Fittings and Pipe

Date 19th January 2023 /// Product Launches
Instantor Stainless Steel Fittings and Pipe being pressed

Home to the iconic Instantor brand, Sanbra Fyffe are market leaders in the manufacturing, wholesale and distribution of certified plumbing supplies to the builder’s merchants trade for over 85 years. 

The company continues to expand its range of quality Instantor fittings with the successful launch of Instantor Stainless Steel Press Fittings and Pipe for gas and water at the end of 2022. Instantor Stainless Steel Press products are currently available in sizes 15mm–54mm, with larger sizes up to 108mm also available for commercial or industrial applications on request.

As the industry focuses more on a sustainable model, with objectives like the 2030 Climate Target Plan at the forefront, the European Union’s ambition is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to at least 55% below the levels seen in 1990. This means that all industries, stakeholders, and individuals are required to do their part to help achieve these goals. The current and future focus is on reducing emissions, improving energy efficiency, along with utilising sustainable materials and manufacturing practices.

Benefits of Stainless Steel Fittings and Pipe

Stainless Steel fittings and pipe are popularly used on modern commercial and industrial building projects due to its quick and safe installation features. Stainless steel is a reliable source of material, even under severe conditions, and does not require a hot works permit. It offers substantial savings in time and risk when compared to traditional brazing and soldering methods, and provides a sleek finish, removing the need for additional painting or external protection.

Instantor Stainless Steel Press Fittings and Pipe are designed and approved for use in potable water, gas supply, water-based heating, saturated steam, solar, sprinkler, compressed air, fire protection, and industrial applications. 

The new range offers fittings that are both DVGW certified and WRAS approved, and gas fittings that bear the BSI Kitemark. The new range of fittings are also accompanied by 316L stainless steel pipe, which is also DVGW certified.

Each fitting features an O-ring on each connection, which when pressed correctly, delivers a water-tight seal in seconds. Instantor Stainless Steel press fittings are quick to install in just 5 simple steps – cut, calibrate, check O-ring, mark insertion depth, and press! Stainless steel fittings offer an aesthetic, hygienic appearance, and can usually be found in food and pharmaceutical industry applications. They provide a decorative finish, avoiding the need for extra paint or external protection costs, and minimum load loss resulting in faster fluid flows. Stainless steel fittings are also corrosion, fire, heat and impact resistant, offering peace of mind to both the installer and the end customer.

Sustainability in Mind

As an NSAI EN ISO 14001:2015 (Environment) certified company, Sanbra Fyffe are committed to environmental excellence and are continuously taking steps to improve their environmental performance. It makes sense that their new range of fittings, manufactured using 316L stainless steel feature sustainability in mind and, offers long-term value. Stainless steel is widely considered one of the most environmentally friendly metals used in construction as it is 100% recyclable.

Instantor Stainless Steel Press offers a sustainable solution for commercial and industrial plumbing projects. For more information get in touch on +353 (0)1 842 6255 or email [email protected].