Product Description

An electrofusion tapping saddle is used to tap into a HDPE pipeline. With a size range from 40 x 20 mm to 250 x 63 mm, electrofusion tapping saddle fittings come in SDR 11 (which also suits SDR 13.6 & SDR 17). Electrofusion tapping saddle fittings are made from PE100 material with a precisely moulded energising 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 SDR17 electrofusion tapping saddles are rated to PN16 water and 1000 kPa gas.

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

Electrofusion Tapping Saddle sizes available:

  • 40 x 20 mm electrofusion tapping band / tapping saddle (2214.4020). (40 mm is the size of the original pipe, 25 mm is the offtake end size.)
  • 40 x 32 mm electrofusion tapping band / tapping saddle (2214.4032).
  • 63 x 20 mm electrofusion tapping band / tapping saddle (2214.6320).
  • 63 x 25 mm electrofusion tapping band / tapping saddle (2214.6325).
  • 63 x 32 mm electrofusion tapping band / tapping saddle (2214.6332).
  • 63 x 40 mm electrofusion tapping band / tapping saddle (2214.6340).
  • 90 x 32 mm electrofusion tapping band / tapping saddle (2214.9032).
  • 110 x 20 mm electrofusion tapping band / tapping saddle (2214.1120).
  • 110 x 32 mm electrofusion tapping band / tapping saddle (2214.1132).
  • 110 x 40 mm electrofusion tapping band / tapping saddle (2214.1140).
  • 110 x 63 mm electrofusion tapping band / tapping saddle (2214.1163).
  • 125 x 32 mm electrofusion tapping band / tapping saddle (2214.1232).
  • 160 x 20 mm electrofusion tapping band / tapping saddle (2214.1620).
  • 160 x 32 mm electrofusion tapping band / tapping saddle (2214.1632).
  • 160 x 63 mm electrofusion tapping band / tapping saddle (2214.1663).
  • 180 x 32 mm electrofusion tapping band / tapping saddle (2214.1832).
  • 225 x 32 mm electrofusion tapping band / tapping saddle (2214.2232).
  • 225 x 63 mm electrofusion tapping band / tapping saddle (2214.2263).

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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