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Are Stainless Steel Fittings the Superior Press Solution?

Date 15th March 2024 /// Product Launches

We all have a favourite, right? For some it’s copper press fittings, for others, it’s multilayer press fittings. But what if there was a material that could offer versatility, sustainability, and longevity… An all-in-one press-fitting solution.

Instantor Stainless Steel Press fittings and tube are often the installers’ pick for commercial and industrial projects due to this material’s many benefits and features. When looking for materials that can withstand the test of time, handle high-impact environments, and are compatible with a range of applications, Instantor Stainless Steel Press is the one for you – here’s why.

8 Advantages of Using Instantor Stainless Steel Press

  1. Compatibility with a Range of Applications

Instantor Stainless Steel Press fittings are available for water and gas applications, making them a highly compatible option in most settings.

Stainless Steel fittings and pipe are known for being highly adaptable. They are used for many different applications such as Potable Water, Water Based Heating, Saturated Steam, Solar, Sprinkler, Compressed Air, Gas Supply, Natural Gas, Fire Protection, and Industry Application.

  1. Safer Work Environment

Say goodbye to the hassle of hot works permits and tiresome fire watches, making for a much safer work environment with a decreased risk of fire. Flame-free jointing offers less risk on site and less labour-intensive installs.

By using stainless steel press fittings over traditional plumbing methods, the overall environment instantly becomes a safer space, and by opting for press fittings there is less risk of leaking joints (which can sometimes contain harmful fumes or gases).

  1. Corrosion Resistant

Stainless steel offers excellent corrosion-resistant properties as it contains chromium, which helps form a protective oxide layer on its surface. This can help to protect the material even in harsh environments or when exposed to chemicals e.g. the pharmaceutical industry. As Instantor Stainless Steel Press is manufactured from AISI 316L it also contains molybdenum (which is not found in 304 grade stainless steel). The addition of molybdenum drastically enhances corrosion resistance.

Corrosion resistance will help to ensure longevity in fittings and pipe which is always a consideration when installing within a commercial or industrial environment, materials must be built to last.

  1. Heat Resistant

Stainless steel demonstrates excellent heat resistance, which allows the material to maintain its structure when high temperature fluids are flowing through pipes. Instantor Stainless Steel Press can withstand operating temperatures of up to 200ºC depending on the O-ring used inside the fitting.

Due to the variety of applications that stainless steel press fittings are suitable for use in it’s very possible that elevated temperatures will travel through pipes.

  1. Hygienic Properties

Stainless steel is non-porous, resistant to the growth of bacteria, and easy to clean. Stainless steel has a successful track record where sanitation and easy cleaning are a must. This is crucial in certain environments such as restaurants, hospitals & pharmaceutical organisations.

Stainless steel can withstand the aggressive fluids and abrasive materials that are often used in cleaning all whilst maintaining its attractive appearance.

Its ability to meet demands whilst providing superior cleanliness has led to the material’s acceptance as the number one choice in the food service industry.

  1. Aesthetically Pleasing Finish

The best part… when it’s done, it’s done. There’s no need for any additional coating as the exposed stainless steel creates an aesthetic finish that can even elevate a space.

Who’d have thought plumbing pipes and fittings could be both functional and decorative? Check out The Lab at Instantor’s head office below which is decked out with Instantor Stainless Steel Press.

  1. Free Training & Certification

It’s important to us that you feel confident whether selling, installing, or demonstrating Instantor Stainless Steel Press. This is why we offer Free Instantor Competency Training & certification from our in-house Technical Experts on all Instantor Press Systems. Training sessions can occur at our training centre in Santry, Dublin or on site. Once complete, all attendees receive a certificate of competency.

To find out more or schedule your Instantor training simply email our Technical Team.

  1. In-house After-sales Team

We emphasise maintaining a high level of quality from start to finish and are proud to have a dedicated in-house after-sales team, assisting with training, technical product support, and after-sales assistance.

This level of service is what sets Instantor apart. We handle our customer service in-house so you’re not bounced from one operator to another via phone call. With several qualified plumbers in-house, there’s always someone ready to assist with any after-sales queries.

Instantor Stainless Steel Press offers fittings that are both DVGW and WRAS-approved, and gas fittings that bear the BSI Kitemark. Fittings are accompanied by 316L stainless steel tube, which is also DVGW certified.

Fittings are available in sizes 15mm up to 108mm and are suitable for use with a ‘M’ profile jaw. Instantor Stainless Steel Press offers a long lifespan and is covered by a 10-year warranty once installed correctly.

To learn more or book your Free Training & Certification on Instantor Stainless Steel Press get in touch with our team.