Copper and copper alloy fittings are available in a similar size range and in a number of configurations. Fittings for use in pipework services are manufactured to the European Standard EN 1254 and include capillary, end feed and integral solder ring, braze fittings and compression fittings.
With changes in working practices and construction techniques, there is a demand for faster, cleaner, safer pipework installation practices. Advances in technology have led the copper industry to develop jointing techniques that complement the tried and trusted capillary soldering and compression fittings. The introduction of copper push-fit and press fittings has given installers more jointing options, providing a flame-free solution to meet modern construction techniques.
Copper jointing techniques: