Zero welding: is it worth it?
Allmach’s Surepress Pressfit carbon steel piping system comprises thin-walled tubes, making them lightweight and safer to manage than conventional fire protection piping systems.
Traditionally, fire protection installers use heavy electrical machines on the ground to weld or screw the pipes together. Sometimes, the onsite installation does not always go according to plan; the pipes might be shorter or longer than expected, and the installers need to work around something they could not foresee.
If the fire protection piping installer puts the pieces together on the ground and hauls it up into place, then finds something is wrong, they have to bring it down again.
Often in larger installations, prefabricated pipe spools are prepared off-site, and sometimes, during the installation process, something may not go to plan.
Then, the pipes sections have to be bought down, cut, re-screwed, or re-welded, and put it back up again. All this heavy labour increases the potential for injuries to workers.
With Allmach’s Surepress carbon steel modular system with zero welding, fire protection installers can make alterations safely in situ. These features have the added benefits of reducing workplace liability for contractors.
They can simply cut the carbon steel pipe with plumbing tube cutters, push them together, and then crimp them using a battery-operated tool, all exactly where they need to be installed, regardless of height.
There is no prefabrication; contractors do all work onsite.