Product Description

An electrofusion branch saddle is used to branch off a HDPE pipeline. With a size range from 63 x 32 mm to 355 x 63 mm, electrofusion branch saddle fittings come in SDR 11 (which also suits SDR 13.6 & SDR 17). Electrofusion branch saddle fittings are made from PE100 material with a precisely moulded energizing coil of wire, ensuring uniform melting for a strong electrofusion joint and the minimisation of welding and cooling times. SDR 11, SDR 13.6 and SDR 17 electrofusion branch saddles are rated to PN16 water and 1000 kPa gas.

Branch saddle electrofusion fittings are suitable for use for HDPE pipe, and welded with an electrofusion pressure welder. Electrofusion branch saddle PE fittings may also be known as an electrofusion branch saddle joiners or EF branch saddle pipe joiners. Larger size tapping saddles, and live tapping saddles are also available on request.

Electrofusion Branch Saddle sizes available:

  • 90 x 63 mm electrofusion branch saddle with underpart (2224.9063). (90 mm is the size of the original pipe, 63 mm is the offtake end size.)
  • 110 x 63 mm electrofusion branch saddle with underpart (2224.1163).
  • 160 x 63 mm electrofusion branch saddle with underpart (2224.1663).
  • 160 x 90 mm electrofusion branch saddle with underpart (2224.1690).
  • 160 x 110 mm electrofusion branch saddle with underpart (2224.1611).
  • 180 x 63 mm electrofusion branch saddle with underpart (2224.1863).
  • 180 x 125 mm electrofusion branch saddle with underpart – top load (2224.1812).
  • 200 x 63 mm electrofusion branch saddle with underpart (2224.2063).
  • 200 x 90 mm electrofusion branch saddle with underpart (2224.2090).
  • 200 x 125 mm electrofusion branch saddle with underpart (2224.2012).
  • 225 x 63 mm electrofusion branch saddle with underpart (2224.2263).
  • 225 x 110 mm electrofusion branch saddle with underpart (2224.2211).
  • 225 x 125 mm electrofusion branch saddle with underpart (2224.2212).
  • 250 x 63 mm electrofusion branch saddle with underpart (2224.2563).
  • 250 x 125 mm electrofusion branch saddle with underpart (2224.2512).
  • 280 x 63 mm electrofusion branch saddle – topload (2224.2863).
  • 280 x 63 mm electrofusion branch saddle – stack load (2224.2863).
  • 280 x 125 mm electrofusion branch saddle – topload (2224.2812).
  • 315 x 63 mm electrofusion branch saddle – topload (2224.3163).
  • 315 x 125 mm electrofusion branch saddle – topload (2224.3112).
  • 400 x 63 mm electrofusion branch saddle – topload (2224.4063).
  • 450 x 125 mm electrofusion branch saddle – topload (2224.4512).
  • 500 x 125 mm electrofusion branch saddle – topload (2224.5012).

Training for Plumbers – Electrofusion Jointing for HDPE pressure and drainage pipes

As with welding carried out on any material used for engineering purposes, fusion welding of polyethylene (HDPE) for plumbing and drainage pipe systems is a skilled operation which must be carried out by suitably trained and certified tradespersons.

Training and accreditation is mandatory for plumbers under the Plumbing Code of Australia (PCA) as both AS/NZS 3500.1 Plumbing and drainage – Water services and AS/NZS 3500.2 Plumbing and drainage – Sanitary plumbing and drainage contain references to AS/NZS 2033 Installation of polyethylene pipe systems.  AS/NZS 2033 Clause 4.2 Fusion Jointing specifies “Only trained and certified operators shall carry out fusion jointing”.

Acu-Tech facilitates Nationally Accredited training courses covering fusion welding procedures through Polyweld Tech Academy which is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO).

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