The strength of Tectite Pro is made dramatic

Published:  05 September, 2017

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Demonstrating the strength of pipe joints made using Tectite Pro push fittings from Pegler Yorkshire is this test of a 54 m fitting to take the strain of lifting a 1440 kg Mercedes car off the ground for five minutes. The test was carried out in the independent testing facility of the Advanced Structural Testing Centre (ASTC) at the University of Sheffield.

Eleanor Johnson, Tectite marketing manager, said, ‘It’s sometimes difficult to convey the actual strength of our fittings to those that have not yet experienced them, so what better way than to physically show their capabilities.

‘The image of a car being lifted off the ground is quite arresting and certainly shows the immense strength of Tectite.

‘We could have continued the test for quite some time as there was no sign of the fitting being under any pressure during the five minutes it was lifting the weight. This test enables our customers to visualise the joint’s performance and strength, which can only reassure them that Tectite will provide a guaranteed joint under the most extreme conditions.’

Tectite has received BSI Kitemark BS EN 1254-6:2012 certification.

For more information on this story, click here: Sept 2017, 122

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