Design and Installation Guide 53.0 In6 EQUAT TECH 1

Design and Installation Guide 53.0 In6 EQUAT TECH 1
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53.0
EQUAT TECH 1
June 2007
The hot and cold plumbing system
Design and Installation Guide
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Contents
2-24 Design section
25-40 Installation section
41-43 Range of products
DESIGN SECTION
Design section
2 Introduction
4 Composition
4 Classification
4 Pipes
6 Fittings
6 Fitting design
7 Flow rates & pressure loss
7 Service design conditions
8 Connection to boilers
9 Pipe layouts – general advice
9 Pipe layouts through floor joists
10 Pipe layouts using 10mm Equator pipe
11 Pipe layouts using the manifold and
conduit system
11 Piping layout – special advice
12-24 Appendices A-H:
A
Approvals, standards & guarantee
B
Chemical resistance
C
Technical data for Equator pipe & Pressure conversion
D
Dimensions of basic fittings
E
Head loss through Equator pipe
F
Head loss through Equator valves
G
Head loss through manifolds
H
Manifold dimensions
DESIGN SECTION
Introduction
Equator is the culmination of extensive world-wide
research into fitting and system design, material
composition and performance capabilities. The result is
a uniquely designed fitting, patent pending, offering the
following benefits:
• Fitting
is fully de-mountable and reusable
• Fitting
is tamper proof. Only through use of the de-
mounting tool can the system be disassembled
• Excellent
• PE-X
chemical resistance
gives good temperature resistance, more so than
many other
non-thermosetting plastics used in the building industry
• Long
term durability
Manufactured from cross-linked polyethylene (PE-X),
which is a high engineering grade polymer, Equator
offers excellent performance capabilities, and its
benefits, both practical and financial, present a real
alternative to copper systems.
For over 30 years PE-X pipe has been dominant in
underfloor heating applications throughout Europe.
Excellent chemical resistance, long term durability and
performance capabilities make PE-X an ideal material
for hot & cold and central heating installations.
Equator has been designed to meet, and in many cases
exceed the requirements of BS 7291: Parts 1 & 3: Class S.
backed by a 30 year guarantee.
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Marley Plumbing and Drainage offers a complete all
PE-X system to professional installers
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DESIGN SECTION
Equator is ideally
suited for all types of
domestic, commercial
and light industrial
applications.
This bathroom layout
highlights the use
of a manifold system.
The manifold provides
a central connection
point for the whole
bathroom installation,
thus, reducing the
number of connections
typically associated
with traditional
installations.
This arrangement is
ideal where high
quality decorative
surfaces are to be
used. It is then possible
to avoid having hidden
joints, and to form a
retractable piping
system, by running
pipes within conduit.
This would provide
good accessibility in
compliance with Water
Regulations or Byelaws.
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DESIGN SECTION
Classification
Table 1 Normal operating temperature and pressure limits for Equator pipe and
fittings
Nominal
system flow
temperature
ºC
Max system
service
temperature
ºC
System
malfunction
temperature
ºC
System max
working
pressure
bar
20
20
–
12.5
Vented hot water systems 65
83
100
3.5
Unvented hot water
systems including
instantaneous heaters
and/or incorporating
storage (excludes
discharge pipes from
temperature and/or
pressure relief valves)
65
95
100
6.0
Vented central heating
systems
82
95
100
3.5
Sealed central heating
systems (excludes
discharge pipes from
pressure relief valves)
92
105
114
3.0
Application
Cold water system
heating and underfloor heating
The design life of Equator is at
systems, barrier pipe incorporates
least 50 years when used for the
applications and operating
an oxygen barrier located
conditions listed in Table 1.
centrally within the pipe wall to
inhibit oxygen permeation.
Equator may also be used in hot
climates and in applications such
Barrier pipe is also suitable for
as grey water systems. For this
hot & cold water applications.
In order to gain optimum system
performance, Marley Plumbing &
the use of a heating appliance, the
Table 2 Warm water operating
temperature test limits for Equator
Maximum pressure
rating, bar
Drainage only offer Barrier pipe
maximum warm water operating
limits are shown in Table 2.
For information on chemical
resistance see Appendix B or
3 The above performance criteria is classified as having a pressure rating of PN12 within
BS 7291. Marley Plumbing and Drainage produce an additional version of Equator for
export markets meeting the higher pressure rating of PN16. This version holds KIWA
certification. Contact [email protected] for further details.
11.5
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10.5
Designed originally for central
water will become warm, without
2 Pipe circuits prone to repeated high level over heating such as found in gravity solid fuel
and solar heating systems are not suitable for Equator
30
40
50
Barrier pipe
with BS 7291: Parts 1&3 Class S.
type of application, where the cold
Notes
1 BS 5449 states that the central heating design flow temperature shall not exceed 82OC
Operating water
temperature, ºC
Equator is classified in accordance
Composition
contact the Technical Hotline on
Pipe
01622 852695.
Equator pipe offers high performance pressure and temperature
CDM Regulations
ratings and is resistant to most
Use of the Equator system can help
chemicals, see Appendix B for
to reduce the risk of injury during
further guidance.
construction when compared with
other systems such as rigid copper
Marley use the Silane method (B)
with soldered joints.
to cross-link the polyethylene used
The materials used in the
to form Equator. This method was
The following should be considered
Equator system are listed and
chosen because it offers good
when carrying out an assessment
accepted by WRAS – Water
surface finish, good uniformity of
of the risks in accordance with the
cross-linking, ease of co-extrusion
Construction Design and
(allowing production of good
Management Regulations (UK).
Regulations Advisory Scheme
for conveyance of drinking
water by installations in all the
UK’s regional water authorities.
Under test conditions PE-X
shows excellent impact
quality 5-layer barrier pipe), and
low energy processing; thus
floor, obviating the need to work
Pipes are available in the sizes and
on open joists.
lengths as detailed in Table 3.
•
very light in weight, roughly
one quarter that of equivalent
copper pipework. Scale build
up and noise from water
hammer are virtually
eliminated with Equator pipe.
Jointing does not require the use
Dimensional data on Equator pipe
of a naked flame, which thereby
can be found in Table 4.
reduces fire risk.
The inherent composition of
plastic pipe makes the system
Flexible piping allows services to
be cabled from below a joisted
causing less environmental impact.
resistance and strength within
the -20ºC to 120ºC range.
•
All outside diameters meet the
•
The jointing system does not require
requirements as set out in
the use of flux which may be helpful
BS 7291: Part 3 2001: Table 1 and
in confined areas where exposure to
therefore are consistent with
vapour from some fluxes can cause
metric sized copper tube.
irritation to eyes, nose, throat and
EQUATOR PIPE MUST NOT BE USED FOR GAS,
respiratory tract. For more
OIL OR HIGH PRESSURE AIR SUPPLIES.
information refer to the flux
manufacturer’s safety data sheets.
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DESIGN SECTION
Electrical bonding
New installations
will be broken. The electrical
Equator pipe can be frozen by
Plastic pipes are non-conductive
continuity can be maintained by
pipe freezing equipment for
and therefore do not need to be
fixing a permanent earth wire to
maintenance to water filled
bonded to earth.
link both ends of the metal pipe
pipes. The freezing process will
before the pipe is cut.
take slightly longer than
Where the incoming water main
normally expected for copper
is plastic and where Equator
PE-X
Further advice
products are used throughout, any
Adhesive
EVOH barrier
metal components, such as
Adhesive
radiators and short lengths of
copper pipe at final connections to
PE-X
appliances, will not normally need
to be earth bonded.
On such installations
supplementary bonding of the
electrical appliances within
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Lengths
3m Straight
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•
•
6m Straight
•
•
•
25m Coil
•
•
•
50m Coil
•
•
100m Coil
•
•
Thermal expansion
and advice which can be obtained
Equator pipe will expand more
from organisations such as:
than copper piping, however no
• Institution of Electrical Engineers,
London. Tel 020 7240 1871
Insulation
taps, metal radiators or a metal
Equator has a lower thermal
bath, providing the bath is not
conductivity than copper,
connected to the metallic building
however for practical application
structure.
of frost protection and energy
unvented water heater discharge
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should refer to regulations, guides
supplementary bonding to metal
Any metal gas pipe, oil pipe or
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advice.
the above guidance, installers
there would be no need to make
shower would still be required, but
Diameters (mm)
equipment manufacturers’
applications beyond the scope of
• National Inspection Council for
Electrical Contracting, London.
Tel 020 7564 2323
rooms containing a bath or
Table 3 Pipe sizes and lengths
pipe. Always follow the freezing
For installation methods and
pipes must be earth bonded in
conservation to comply with
Building Regulations, pipework
should be lagged to the same
standard as required for copper.
regulations.
This will provide a slightly
higher standard of insulation
On the typical new installation
than given by an insulated
outlined above the use of a
copper system.
plastic system will reduce the
Freezing
to a full copper system.
Equator pipework maintains a
good degree of flexibility down to
-20ºC. It is this flexibility that
significantly reduces the threat of
systems, the installer needs to be
aware that if Equator pipe or a
moulded fitting is inserted into a
metal pipe, the electrical
continuity of the existing pipe
applications as the pipe will flex
between fixed points and
Equator joints will remain
straight pipe runs apply e.g. on
commercial buildings, provisions
to maintain correct pipe
alignment during thermal
expansion will be required. This
may involve the use of
proprietary brackets, pipe
anchors and/or offset bends. For
further advice refer to
BS EN 806 or contact the
Technical Hotline on
01622 852 695.
Noise reduction
need for earth bonding compared
For existing metal pipework
necessary in domestic
secure. On projects where long
accordance with electrical
Existing installations
special provision is usually
burst pipes. A length of PE-X
pipe clear of pipe fittings will
Unlike metal pipes which are
rigid and are prone to generate
noise from thermal movement or
water hammer, Equator pipe is
flexible and therefore runs
virtually silent.
normally accept the increase in
For detailed technical data on
volume created when the water
Equator pipe please refer to
freezes, without bursting.
Appendix C.
Table 4 Dimensions of Equator pipe
Nominal size
(mm)
Mean outside diameter (mm)
Minimum
Maximum
Wall thickness (mm)
Minimum
Maximum
10
9.9
10.1
1.5
1.8
15
14.9
15.1
1.5
1.8
22
21.9
22.1
2.0
2.3
28
27.9
28.1
2.6
2.9
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DESIGN SECTION
Fittings
Fitting design
Equator fitting specification
A comprehensive range of
Each socket incorporates a
Marley Plumbing and Drainage
Body
Cross linked
polyethylene (PE-X)
fittings is produced to cover most
pre-lubricated O-ring and a grip
advise against the mixing of
O-ring seal
Ethylene propylene dien
monomer (EPDM)
domestic and small commercial
ring.
other proprietary push-fit
central heating, and hot & cold
Spacer washer
Acetal
water systems up to 28mm size.
Grip ring
301 stainless steel
toothed grip ring in a
moulded glass filled
acetal support
A range of manifold fittings and
Support collar
Glass filled Acetal
system.
End cap
316 marine grade
stainless steel
Pipe support
sleeve
(not shown)
316 marine grade
stainless steel
accessories complements the
design flexibility of the Equator
When pipe is pushed into the
socket it first passes through the
grip ring and then through the
O-ring. The pipe is fully home
when it meets the pipe stop in
the bottom of the socket.
The body of the basic fitting is
made from cross-linked
polyethylene, the same heat
resistant and tough material as
for the pipe. The socket ends are
reinforced with a marine grade
316 stainless steel end cap
enabling the fitting to withstand
the effects of pressure and end
loading.
The bodies of BSP screwed
adaptors, valves and drain taps
are manufactured in DZR
quality brass.
products. Where necessary or
where it is unavoidable, i.e. in
renovation work, connection to
other push-fit systems is possible
providing the fittings or pipe is
manufactured to BS 7291.
Particular care is needed when
The grip ring is a unique design
using spigot fittings, as the
which allows it to be ‘relaxed’ or
position of any grip ring groove
open during pipe insertion.
varies with each push-fit system
When tugging back on the joint
manufacturer.
after insertion, or when filling
the system with water, the grip
ring moves to engage the support
collar which closes the grip ring
For dimensional information on
the basic Equator fittings please
refer to Appendix D.
locking it tightly onto the pipe.
When making joints with either
plastic or compression fittings an
Equator support sleeve must
always be used. Only use Equator
support sleeves on Equator pipe,
Equator push-fit joints should
never use other manufacturer’s
not be used on chrome plated
support sleeves with the
copper tube, stainless steel tube
Equator system.
or plain brass spigot ended
fittings not within the
Equator range.
O-ring seal
Spacer washer
Grip ring
Support collar
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End cap
Notes:
1. The 28mm joints
incorporate a
thicker spacer
washer than
shown
2. Joint components
are factory fitted
and are not
designed to be
taken apart
DESIGN SECTION
System design
Hot and cold water systems
Pressure loss due to water flow
Unvented hot water systems
should be designed using
rates may be estimated using one
For unvented hot water systems
the methods detailed in
of the tables in Appendix E.
including domestic hot water fed
BS 6700: 1997.
The tables are based on the
from combi boilers or
Colebrook-White Equation for
instantaneous heaters, no special
smooth pipes. Some designers
precautions are necessary for
use cold water head loss data
Equator where the system
when sizing metal piping for
working pressure is below 6 bar.
Central heating systems should
be designed using the methods
detailed in BS 5449: 1990, BSEN
12828 & 12831.
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•
•
domestic hot water supply, on
Further design information can
the basis that this safety factor
be obtained from either of the
will offset any scale build up.
following sources:
However, as Equator pipe is scale
B S 5955: Part 8
Some heaters must operate
at pressures much less than
Allowances for any pipe fittings
the Institute of Plumbing
should be made as normal within
the industry.
Institute of Building Services
Pressure loss through Equator
Engineers.
valves can be calculated using
the tables found in Appendix F.
frictional resistance can be
reduced due to the following:
•
Fewer elbows and couplers
are required
Body
•
•
6 bar, and therefore
pressure-reducing requirements
of the heater manufacturer
should then be followed.
Central heating systems
Central heating systems
will operate within the limits
Equator pipe is slightly less than
that of copper, the effect on
on the cold feed to the heater.
data may be used.
Design Guide – published by
Although the inside diameter of
reducing valve should be fitted
resistant, hot water head loss
Plumbing Engineering Services
Publications by the Chartered
Where this is not so, a pressure
contained in Table 1 when
Service design
conditions
All systems must be designed to
operate within the limits in
Tables 1 and 2.
There is no build up of solder or
properly designed, installed,
commissioned, and operated in
accordance with BS 5449, and
the boiler manufacturer’s
recommendations.
Equator is suitable for many
types of systems such as combi-
burrs to impede the rate
Cold water systems
of flow
No special precautions are
The PE-X pipe and fittings
necessary for Equator pipe and
significantly reduce scale
moulded fittings as the system is
See Appendix B for corrosion
build up.
suitable for working pressures
inhibitors.
boiler, condensing boiler,
thermal storage unit etc.
up to 12 bar and mains water
supplies are typically much less.
Vented hot water systems
No special precautions are
necessary for Equator in this
type of system.
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DESIGN SECTION
Boilers
Equator pipe may only be
It should be noted, however,
fitted to gas and oil fired boilers
that the use of Marley
where the point of connection is
Equator pipes and fittings
more than 350mm above or
with any heat source which
below the boiler casing.
can generate higher
See Fig 1.
temperatures or pressures
Equator is not suitable for gravity
primary circuits on solid fuel
boilers or solar heating systems
as it is not usually possible to
adequately control temperatures
to ensure the long term longevity
of the pipe.
than 114°C and 3.5 bar during
either normal operation or
malfunction could result in
the failure of the Marley
Equator pipes and fittings.
Such conditions will almost
certainly result in the release
of superheated steam and
For back boilers, copper pipe
boiling water which could
should be used in the boiler
result in serious injury to any
recess, and extending to outside
person in close proximity.
of the chimney breast.
Further information can be
Marley Equator barrier pipe
obtained from the Technical
and fittings are subjected to
Services department of
testing to confirm their ability
Marley Plumbing & Drainage.
to withstand all normal
operation conditions. In
addition they are tested under
malfunction conditions which
are defined in BS 7291, to
ensure that they are capable
of withstanding the conditions
generated when the control
thermostats of a boiler (or
other heat generating source)
fail or malfunction and subject
the pipework to a temperature
of up to 114°C +/- 2°C for a
short period of time.
Marley Equator pipes and
fittings are certified to BS
7291/3 and will withstand the
Class S malfunction test of
1000 cycles between 114°C and
20°C at 3.5 bar pressure
without failure occurring.
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DESIGN SECTION
Pipe layouts –
general advice
The Equator system is ideal for
This method of installing
Guidelines for drilling traditional
routing services through:
pipework presents several
timber joists
distinct advantages:
The correct location for drilling
•
floor voids
•
ceiling voids
•
lofts
•
conduit piping
•
when fixing floor boards
•
Where surface mounted
pipework must be used it may be
preferable to use rigid pipes, i.e.
copper. Equator fittings joint to
copper pipe without the need for
any special adaptors.
No risk of damage to pipework
•
To comply with the NHBC
requirement to detect plastic
the notching zone.
Larger pipe sizes can be routed
Holes should be drilled in
across joist spans by drilling
accordance with BS 6700,
compared to notching
BS 5449 and NHBC regulations.
There is adequate space around
the pipe for correct thickness of
thermal insulation to be fitted in
accordance with Building
Regulations or where required by
the clients specification
NHBC pipe
detection
requirements
joists is different to
The flexible nature of Equator
Figs 2 and 3 give guidance on
the regulations.
To assist in calculating the 0.25
and 0.4 factors for a particular
joist span, Fig 4 may be used
on page 10.
Table 5 Recommended minimum hole
size for pipes through joists
pipework makes it ideally suited
to be cabled through proprietary
timber ‘I’ joists,
such as TJI joists used in the
Silent Floor System
pipework behind or in wall
manufactured by TJM Europe
surfaces, apply Equator pipe
where semi punched holes are
detection tape (ET100) to
provided, or through perforated
the pipework.
steel beams.
Pipe size
Hole diameter
10
15
15
20
22
28
28
32
Pipe layouts
through floor
joists
Equator’s flexibility permits easy
cabling through floor joists,
notching is not necessary. This
method of fixing means that
pipework can be installed after
the floor has been laid, working
from below.
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DESIGN SECTION
Pipe layouts
using 10mm
Equator pipe
Fig 4 Graph to aid location of drilling limits
Distance from end of span (m)
2.5
2.0
1.5
is
x jo
0.4
1.0
a
t sp
n
t
x jois
0.25
span
0.5
2.0
3.0
4.0
Span of joist (m)
5.0
6.0
Central heating
Several boiler manufacturers and
The use of 10mm flow and
heating designers recommend
return radiator connections are
the use of a ‘high head’
very popular with house builders
circulating pump whenever
as the smaller pipes can be
minibore size pipe (pipe with
concealed behind plasterboard
diameter less than 15mm), is to
(refer to Installation Section for
be installed. Whatever pump is
more details).
specified, it is advisable to check
Equator pipe is ideal for this
that the circulating head of the
application and has the
pump will be adequate to
advantage over copper of being
overcome the resistance of 10mm
resilient to impact damage
piping plus all other resistances
which can sometimes be caused
of the index run.
by following trades.
To easily estimate the frictional
loss of 10mm Equator pipework
based on the design load at 11ºC
temperature drop, Table 6 may
Table 6 Frictional loss (kPa) for 10mm heating pipes
be used.
Design load of circuit (KW)
for 11ºC temp drop
Circuit length in metres (flow plus return pipe)
5m
10m
15m
20m
Hot and cold water
0.6
1.825
3.650
5.475
7.300
0.8
2.980
5.960
8.940
11.920
where pressure is ‘lively’, the use
1.0
4.405
8.810
13.215
17.260
of 10mm pipework to supply a
1.2
6.030
12.060
18.090
24.120
wash basin, bidet or WC has
1.4
7.910
15.820
23.730
31.640
been found to be adequate.
1.6
9.965
19.930
29.895
39.860
Equator pipe is ideal for this
1.8
12.720
25.440
38.160
50.880
application. The system designer
2.0
15.640
31.280
46.920
62.560
should consider the running
On mains water fed systems,
pressure loss through the system
Notes
Add an allowance for pipe fittings to the measured circuit length before using this table
To check the system pump head requirement, add the allowance from this table to other
flow resistances such as, heating main runs, boiler, valves, radiators etc.
10
and the minimum head required
at the appliance to determine
that 10mm pipe will be adequate.
DESIGN SECTION
Pipe layouts
using the
manifold and
conduit system
Piping layout –
special advice
Table 7 Operating data for manifolds
The Equator range includes a
Valved manifolds
Legionella
Operational detail
bar
complete manifold and conduit
These are mainly designed for
All materials within the
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system that allows piping to run
hot and cold water supply.
Equator range are classified
within floor screeds and masonry
As the valves are not full bore
as safe for use in contact with
walls. This method enables the
they are not suitable for gravity
water for human consumption.
future withdrawal of the pipe
low pressure hot and cold water
The main risk of colonisation
and thus complies with Water
systems, refer to flow
by legionella bacteria relates
Regulations access requirements.
performance data in
to the system operating
Appendix G.
temperatures and stagnation
Maximum operating
pressure at 20ºC
Note
Maximum operating pressure for heating
and hot water as Table 1 & 2 in this guide
Manifolds – General
of water within the system,
Equator manifolds are ideal for
Each valve head incorporates a
central heating plus hot and cold
twin disc label system. The top
water systems. The Equator
disc can be fitted with either the
manifold system can be close
red or blue side facing the user
coupled to make-up manifolds
and is slotted to display the
having any number of outlets, as
appropriate wording on the
required. Table 7 details
bottom disc. The choice of
Equator push-fit joints reduce
operational data for Equator
wording on the bottom disc is
the risk of contamination as
manifolds.
given in Appendix H.
installation requires no use of
The maximum number of
Plain manifolds
manifold ports which can be
These are mainly for central
fitted in the manifold box is
heating, but can also be used for
stated in Appendix H.
hot and cold water supply where
as detailed in current
UK publications such as
BS 6700: 1997, HSC Doc L8,
HSE Doc HS(G) 70 and CIBSE
Doc TM13.
flux, solder or joint sealing
full isolation is not required.
For a complete listing of the
compound, which could form
a nutrient for bacteria. Equator
piping is far less prone to scale
build-up than metal piping,
which helps to promote a
cleaner system.
fittings and accessories
associated with this range please
refer to the Equator Product
Range at the back of this guide.
Vermin
Materials within the Equator
range do not attract vermin.
However, any materials that are
Installation details for this
softer than rodent’s teeth are
system can be found in the
liable to be gnawed, including
Installation section of this guide.
PVC covered electrical conduit.
Manifold dimensions can be
As vermin are known to carry
found in Appendix H. Pressure
pathogens and spread diseases,
loss data can be found in
buildings should be constructed
Appendix G.
and maintained to exclude such
pests.
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DESIGN SECTION
Appendix A
Approvals and standards
Equator is accepted for 3 Star
according to manufacturer's
All plastics pipe and fittings
Service Cover by British Gas and
design and installation guidelines
in the Equator product range
Scottish Gas throughout
and providing the installation is
comply with the recommen-
the U.K.
operated within the pressure and
dations of BS 6920: 1990 –
temperature limits as stated in
The Equator range is
suitability of non-metallic
products for use in contact with
water for human consumption,
with regard to their effect on
the Equator Design and
manufactured within a
Quality Management System
which complies with
Equator complies with BS 7291:
Part 1 2001 which covers the
general requirements of
thermoplastic pipes and BS 7291:
Part 3: 2001 – specification for
cross-linked polyethylene (PE-X)
pipes and associated fittings.
and all consequential losses of
In addition to compliance with
any nature are excluded. Normal
packaging legislation introduced
'wear and tear' and all brass or
in 1997, Marley places great
valved assemblies are excluded.
emphasis on ensuring that all
manufacturing processes and
practices are environmentally
responsible.
Marley Plumbing and Drainage
Equator complies with the
highest rating, which is Class S.
also play an active role at industry
level with the British Plastics
Most products in the Equator
Federation where broader
range are certified by WRAS
industry wide environmental
and BBA. Full details and
issues are addressed.
copies of certificates are available
Guarantee
by request or via
Marley Extrusions Limited
www.marley.co.uk
guarantees the Equator product
The Equator system is designed
range for 30 years against defects
to meet most international
in design or manufacture, or
test standards; for current
against defective materials. This
approvals contact the Technical
guarantee is only valid when
Hotline on: 01622 852695.
Equator is installed correctly
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this guarantee is limited to the
replacement of defective products
BS EN ISO 9000: 2000.
the quality of the water.
Installation Guide. The scope of
BS 7291: Parts 1 & 3:
2001 - Class S
FM 30637
DESIGN SECTION
Appendix B
Chemical resistance
manufacturers conduct their own
Antifreeze
Water
tests to verify that the chemicals
Equator pipework is suitable for
Equator PE-X pipework is
will not adversely affect
heating systems in which
suitable for the conveyance of all
pipework materials.
antifreeze based on ethylene
potable water whether hard or
Household chemicals
soft, and may be used to convey
PE-X gives good resistance to
other aqueous media such as
most household chemicals. In
Trace heating
distilled water, brackish (salty)
the event of accidental spillage,
The use of Equator pipe with
water, and ‘grey’ (ablutionary)
it is recommended that Equator
trace heating is not
waste water.
pipework should be washed with
recommended as the source of
Chlorine
clean water. Avoid contact
the heat is uncontrolled.
Potable water which contains
between Equator pipework and
chlorine at levels which is safe
paint thinners, paint stripper,
for human consumption will not
acid based descalents and
adversely affect Equator
aggressive cleaning agents.
pipework. Where disinfection is
Soldering flux
required, systems formed by
The transfer of flux traces by
Equator pipework may be
handling with contaminated
disinfected with chlorinated
hands is not detrimental to
water using the concentration
Equator pipework, however:-
level, contact period, and
procedure described in BS
6700:1997. Applications which
require the continuous
maintenance of a high
concentration level of chlorine,
such as display water systems,
are not suitable for Equator
pipework.
Central heating corrosion
inhibitor
• Do not allow flux to run onto
Equator pipe or fittings
• Keep Equator products away
0.37w/m ºC
Expansion coefficient
1.9 x 10-4 m/m ºC
Modulas of elasticity
670N/mm2
Vicat softening point
126ºC (min)
Density
0.94g/cm3
Note: The above data is typical for the
PE-X polymer used to extrude Equator
pipe, and should not be regarded as a
performance guarantee.
1m head = 9810Pa = 9.81kPa
control conductive heat
1bar = 10.2m head
• Do not allow hot solder to come
1m head = 1.422psi
into contact with any Equator
products.
Equator pipework may be
painted with either emulsion or
Dearborn Ltd – ‘Sentinel’
oil based gloss paint. Cellulose
(tel: 0151 420 9563) manufacture
based paints must not be used.
product range. There is currently
Thermal conductivity
Pressure conversion
(tel: 0870 601 5000) and Betz
materials within the Equator
Technical data for Equator pipe
copper pipe during soldering to
Painting
and found to be suitable for all
Appendix C
wrap a damp cloth around the
Technology UK – ‘Fernox’
inhibitor which they have tested
the water.
from any sources of naked flame,
Companies such as Fry
central heating corrosion
glycol has been mixed with
Wood preservative
Apply treatment to timber and
allow for absorption of chemicals
prior to installing Equator
pipework in the same location.
no British Standard for corrosion
inhibitor, and reputable
13
DESIGN SECTION
Appendix D
Dimensions of basic fittings
Dimensions of basic fittings
Fitting
Code
Fitting
Size (mm)
Socket profile
D
D
Code
Size (mm)
Equal tees
T
B
10
20
EET10
10
52
26
15
29
EET15
15
73
37
22
37
EET22
22
83
42
28
47
EET28
28
108
55
T
B
83
42
T
B
B
CL
T
Stop end for pipes
S
ESEP10
10
19
ESEP15
15
27
ESEP22
22
29
ESEP28
28
38
End reduced tees
EERT
22 x 15 x 22
B
S
CL
T
Straight connector
C
Branch reduced tees
ESC10
10
35
EBRT15
15 x 15 x 10
65
31
ESC15
15
49
EBRT22
22 x 22 x 15
74
42
ESC22
22
51
EBRT2815
28 x 28 x 15
93
45
ESC28
28
67
B EBRT2822
28 x 28 x 22
101
46
T
B
C
CL
T
Stop end for fittings
F
ESEF15
15
55
ESEF22
22
55
Branch and one end reduced tees
EBRT122
22 x 15 x 15
74
42
EBRT128
28 x 22 x 22
99
50
T
B
B
F
T
90º bend
E
Both ends reduced tee
EB9010
10
26
EBET22
15 x 15 x 22
83
37
EB9015
15
37
EBET28
22 x 22 x 28
91
54
EB9022
22
42
EB9028
28
55
B
T
E
CL
14
CL
CL
DESIGN SECTION
Valves operating temperature
Dimensions of basic fittings
Fitting
Code
and pressure
Size (mm)
Branch reduced tee – spigot
S1 S2 S3
Shut-off valves and double
check valves comply with the
EBRTS15
15 x 15 x 10
31
34
33
performance requirements of
EBRTS22
22 x 22 x 15
42
39
37
BS 6675 and BS 6282
respectively, system operating
S1
pressure and temperature
S3
CL
CL
ratings should comply with
S2
Tables 1 and 2 of this guide.
Shut-off valve
V
However, for double check
ESV15
15
68
valves the maximum working
ESV22
22
72
pressure must not exceed
10 bar.
V
Appliance valve
V
EAV153
15 x 3/4”
55
V
Double check valve
D
EDCV15
15
88
EDCV22
22
100
D
Note
These dimensions are in mm, and are for
general information only. Marley reserves
the right to make dimensional changes
without notice.
A complete product listing can be found in
the fold out product chart at the back of
this catalogue.
15
DESIGN SECTION
Appendix E
Head loss for Equator pipe
Head loss for Equator pipe at 15ºC
Mass flow
10mm diameter
15mm diameter
22mm diameter
28mm diameter
kg/sec
Velocity m/s
kPa/m
Velocity m/s
kPa/m
Velocity m/s
kPa/m
Velocity m/s
kPa/m
0.10
0.12
0.14
0.16
0.18
0.20
0.22
0.24
0.26
0.28
0.30
0.32
0.34
0.36
0.38
0.40
0.42
0.44
0.46
0.48
0.50
0.52
0.54
0.56
0.58
0.60
0.62
0.64
0.66
0.68
0.70
0.72
0.74
0.76
0.78
0.80
0.82
0.84
0.86
0.88
0.90
0.92
0.94
0.96
0.98
1.00
1.02
1.04
1.06
1.08
1.10
1.12
1.14
1.16
1.18
1.20
2.84
3.41
3.98
4.55
16.275
22.401
29.368
37.151
0.94
1.12
1.31
1.49
1.68
1.87
2.05
2.24
2.43
2.61
2.80
2.98
3.17
1.158
1.589
2.078
2.623
3.223
3.876
4.582
5.339
6.146
7.003
7.909
8.863
9.865
0.57
0.66
0.74
0.82
0.90
0.98
1.06
1.14
1.23
1.31
1.39
1.47
1.55
1.63
1.71
1.79
1.88
1.96
2.04
2.12
2.20
2.28
2.36
2.45
2.53
2.61
2.69
2.77
2.85
2.93
3.02
0.293
0.369
0.452
0.543
0.642
0.747
0.859
0.978
1.103
1.236
1.374
1.519
1.671
1.829
1.993
2.163
2.340
2.522
2.711
2.905
3.105
3.312
3.524
3.742
3.965
4.195
4.430
4.671
4.917
5.169
5.427
0.51
0.56
0.61
0.66
0.71
0.76
0.81
0.86
0.91
0.96
1.01
1.06
1.11
1.16
1.21
1.26
1.31
1.36
1.41
1.47
1.52
1.57
1.62
1.67
1.72
1.77
1.82
1.87
1.92
1.97
2.02
2.07
2.12
2.17
2.22
2.27
2.32
2.37
2.42
2.47
2.52
2.57
2.62
2.67
2.72
2.77
2.82
2.88
2.93
2.98
3.03
0.175
0.206
0.240
0.275
0.313
0.353
0.395
0.440
0.486
0.534
0.584
0.637
0.691
0.747
0.805
0.865
0.926
0.990
1.056
1.123
1.192
1.263
1.336
1.411
1.487
1.565
1.645
1.727
1.810
1.895
1.982
2.071
2.161
2.253
2.347
2.443
2.540
2.639
2.739
2.841
2.945
3.051
3.158
3.266
3.377
3.489
3.602
3.718
3.835
3.953
4.073
Note
_ kg/sec
At 15ºC: Litres/sec ~
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DESIGN SECTION
Appendix E (continued)
Head loss for Equator pipe at 55ºC
Mass flow
10mm diameter
15mm diameter
22mm diameter
28mm diameter
kg/sec
Velocity m/s
kPa/m
Velocity m/s
kPa/m
Velocity m/s
kPa/m
Velocity m/s
0.10
0.12
0.14
0.16
0.18
0.20
0.22
0.24
0.26
0.28
0.30
0.32
0.34
0.36
0.38
0.40
0.42
0.44
0.46
0.48
0.50
0.52
0.54
0.56
0.58
0.60
0.62
0.64
0.66
0.68
0.70
0.72
0.74
0.76
0.78
0.80
0.82
0.84
0.86
0.88
0.90
0.92
0.94
0.96
0.98
1.00
1.02
1.04
1.06
1.08
1.10
1.12
1.14
1.16
1.18
1.20
2.88
3.46
4.04
4.61
13.564
18.739
24.642
31.252
0.95
1.14
1.32
1.52
1.70
1.89
2.08
2.27
2.46
2.65
2.84
3.03
0.953
1.314
1.724
2.182
2.688
3.240
3.837
4.478
5.163
5.892
6.662
7.475
0.58
0.67
0.75
0.83
0.91
1.00
1.08
1.16
1.24
1.33
1.41
1.49
1.57
1.66
1.74
1.82
1.90
1.99
2.07
2.15
2.23
2.32
2.40
2.48
2.56
2.65
2.73
2.81
2.89
2.98
3.06
0.241
0.304
0.374
0.450
0.533
0.621
0.716
0.816
0.922
1.034
1.151
1.274
1.403
1.537
1.676
1.821
1.971
2.127
2.287
2.453
2.624
2.800
2.982
3.168
3.359
3.555
3.757
3.963
4.174
4.390
4.611
0.52
0.57
0.62
0.67
0.72
0.77
0.82
0.87
0.92
0.98
1.03
1.08
1.13
1.18
1.23
1.28
1.33
1.38
1.43
1.49
1.54
1.59
1.64
1.69
1.74
1.79
1.84
1.89
1.95
2.00
2.05
2.10
2.15
2.20
2.25
2.30
2.35
2.40
2.46
2.51
2.56
2.61
2.66
2.71
2.76
2.81
2.86
2.92
2.97
3.02
3.07
kPa/m
0.144
0.170
0.198
0.228
0.260
0.294
0.329
0.367
0.406
0.446
0.489
0.533
0.579
0.626
0.676
0.726
0.779
0.833
0.889
0.946
1.005
1.066
1.128
1.191
1.256
1.323
1.391
1.461
1.533
1.605
1.680
1.756
1.833
1.912
1.992
2.074
2.157
2.242
2.328
2.416
2.505
2.596
2.688
2.781
2.876
2.972
3.070
3.169
3.270
3.372
3.475
Note
At 55ºC: Litres/sec x 1.015 = kg/sec
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DESIGN SECTION
Appendix E (continued)
Head loss for 10 & 15mm Equator pipe at 75ºC
Mass flow
10mm diameter
15mm diameter
Mass flow
kg/sec
Velocity m/s
kPa/m
Velocity m/s
kPa/m
kg/sec
Velocity m/s
kPa/m
0.010
0.015
0.020
0.025
0.030
0.035
0.040
0.045
0.050
0.055
0.060
0.065
0.070
0.075
0.080
0.085
0.090
0.095
0.100
0.105
0.110
0.115
0.120
0.125
0.130
0.135
0.140
0.145
0.150
0.155
0.160
0.30
0.44
0.59
0.73
0.88
1.02
1.17
1.31
1.46
1.61
0.230
0.461
0.759
1.119
1.537
2.013
2.544
3.128
3.766
4.454
0.10
0.15
0.19
0.24
0.29
0.34
0.39
0.43
0.48
0.53
0.58
0.63
0.67
0.72
0.77
0.82
0.86
0.91
0.96
1.01
1.05
1.10
1.15
1.20
1.25
1.29
1.34
1.39
1.44
1.48
1.53
0.017
0.034
0.055
0.080
0,110
0.143
0.181
0.222
0.266
0.315
0.366
0.421
0.480
0.542
0.607
0.675
0.746
0.821
0.899
0.979
1.063
1.150
1.240
1.333
1.428
1.527
1.629
1.733
1.840
1.951
2.064
0.075
0.080
0.085
0.090
0.095
0.100
0.105
0.110
0.115
0.120
0.125
0.130
0.135
0.140
0.145
0.150
0.155
0.160
0.165
0.170
0.175
0.180
0.185
0.190
0.195
0.200
0.210
0.220
0.230
0.240
0.250
0.260
0.270
0.280
0.290
0.300
0.310
0.320
0.330
0.340
0.350
0.360
0.370
0.380
0.390
0.400
0.410
0.420
0.430
0.440
0.450
0.460
0.470
0.480
0.490
0.500
0.510
0.520
0.530
0.540
0.550
0.560
0.570
0.580
0.32
0.34
0.36
0.38
0.40
0.42
0.44
0.46
0.48
0.51
0.53
0.55
0.57
0.59
0.61
0.63
0.65
0.67
0.69
0.71
0.73
0.76
0.78
0.80
0.82
0.84
0.88
0.92
0.96
1.01
1.05
1.09
1.13
1.17
1.21
1.26
1.30
1.34
1.38
1.42
1.46
1.51
0.076
0.085
0.095
0.105
0.115
0.126
0.137
0.149
0.161
0.173
0.186
0.199
0.213
0.227
0.241
0.256
0.271
0.287
0.303
0.319
0.336
0.353
0.371
0.388
0.407
0.425
0.464
0.504
0.545
0.587
0.632
0.677
0.724
0.772
0.822
0.873
0.926
0.980
1.035
1.091
1.149
1.208
Note
Heating design flow should be based on kg/sec
18
Head loss for 22 & 28mm Equator pipe at 75ºC
22mm diameter
28mm diameter
Velocity m/s
0.31
0.33
0.34
0.35
0.37
0.38
0.39
0.40
0.42
0.43
0.44
0.46
0.47
0.48
0.50
0.51
0.52
0.55
0.57
0.60
0.62
0.65
0.68
0.70
0.73
0.75
0.78
0.80
0.83
0.86
0.88
0.91
0.93
0.96
0.99
1.01
1.04
1.06
1.09
1.11
1.14
1.17
1.19
1.22
1.24
1.27
1.30
1.32
1.35
1.37
1.40
1.42
1.45
1.48
1.50
Note
Heating design flow should be based on kg/sec
kPa/m
0.056
0.060
0.064
0.068
0.073
0.077
0.082
0.087
0.092
0.097
0.102
0.107
0.113
0.118
0.124
0.130
0.136
0.148
0.161
0.174
0.187
0.201
0.216
0.231
0.246
0.262
0.278
0.294
0.312
0.329
0.347
0.365
0.384
0.403
0.423
0.443
0.463
0.484
0.505
0.527
0.549
0.571
0.594
0.617
0.641
0.665
0.689
0.714
0.739
0.765
0.791
0.817
0.844
0.871
0.898
DESIGN SECTION
Appendix G
(continued)
Appendix F
Head loss through Equator valves
Head loss graph for end to end flow through
2 port, 3 port & 4 port valved manifold
5
15
100 000
CV
50 000
e1
ED
2
Lin
1
ED
CV
22
20 000
0.5
22
Lin
Head loss Pa
e2
&E
AV
1
15
ESV
0.2
5 000
ESV
Head loss bar
5
10 000
0.1
2 000
0.05
1 000
500
0.02
0.01
100
200
500
1000
2000
5000
200
Flow – litres/hour
200
500
1000
2000
5000
10 000
Flow – kg/hour
Appendix G
Head loss through manifolds
Notes
Flow direction
or
1 Graph line 1 relates to 3/4” 4 port
For 3 port: graph Pa x 0.80 = head loss
For 2 port: graph Pa x 0.60 = head loss
2 Graph line 2 relates to 1” 3 port for
2 port: graph Pa x 0.6 = head loss
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DESIGN SECTION
Appendix G (continued)
Head loss graph for port outlet flow on valved manifolds
100 000
Lin
Lin
e3
e1
50 000
Lin
Lin
e4
e2
20 000
10 000
Head loss Pa
5 000
2 000
1 000
500
200
100
5
10
20
50
100
200
500
1 000
2 000
5 000
Flow – kg/hour
Notes
1 Graph line 1 relates to 10mm port quarter turn open.
Flow
direction
2 Graph line 2 relates to 15mm port quarter turn open.
3 Graph line 3 relates to 10mm port fully open.
4 Graph line 4 relates to 15mm port fully open.
20
DESIGN SECTION
Appendix G (continued)
Head loss graph for port outlet flow (hot & cold water)
on plain manifolds
Head loss graph for port outlet & inlet flow (heating systems) on plain manifolds
i.e. combined head loss for inlet and outlet port flow
10 000
50 000
5000
Lin
Lin
e1
e1
100 000
2000
1000
5 000
500
Head loss Pa
Head loss Pa
1000
Lin
Lin
e2
e2
20 000
2 000
200
1000
100
500
50
200
20
100
100
10
200
500
1000
2 000
10
5 000
20
50
100
200
500
1000
2 000
Flow – kg/hour
Flow – kg/hour
Notes
1 Graph line 1 relates to 10mm ports.
Flow
direction
2 Graph line 2 relates to 15mm ports.
Flow
direction
3 Head loss for end to end flow through
manifolds is negligible.
21
DESIGN SECTION
Appendix H
Manifold dimensions
Manifold bracket
Manifold inspection box & lid
40
Box side
view
Box front view
BW
45 – 60
(variable)
125
BL
Note: All four sides of the box are provided
with knock-outs to allow routes for inlet
and outlet piping.
Lid front view
8mm wide bottom fixing slot
87
Lid side view
20
CW
20 x 30
40
8mm wide top fixing slot
20
CL
90
Dimension
Product
Reference
EMJB1
BL
BW
CL
CW
313
260
332
282
15
Code
EMJB2
493
260
512
282
The maximum length of manifolds that can be
fitted in each manifold box (excluding elbows or
drain cocks on the inlet pipes) is as follows:
20 – 35
(variable)
Box Ref
Plain Ports
Valved Ports
EMJB1
EMJB2
6
10
5
9
60
Terminal end box (two piece)
52
52
50
73
22
100
DESIGN SECTION
Optional valve head disc wording
Side 1
Plain manifolds front view
Side 2
Lounge
Utility
Dining
Toilet
Kitchen
Shower
Bedroom
Bath
Study
Sink
Conserv.
W.Mach
Hall
(Blank)
166
36
36
36
Valved manifolds front view
End view
104
130
WS
45
Body Size
WS
1”
3
⁄4”
53
50
36
150
94
36
End view
PS
45
45
36
195
45
45
45
Body Size
PS
1”
3
⁄4”
49
47
Notes
1 When joining two or more manifolds together, it is
necessary to achieve correct tightness of the thread,
and at the same time to ensure alignment of the
manifold bodies. To ease this problem, installers
are recommended to use a WRAS approved
anaerobic paste sealant. These modern sealants
require much less torque yet will still provide an
effective seal, after the chemical has set.
2 If it is necessary to remove a valve stem from the
manifold body, it is recommended that a 15mm box
spanner or ring spanner is used, to avoid damage
to the brass hex-shaped stem.
3 These dimensions are in mm, and are for general
information only. Marley reserves the right to make
dimensional changes without notice.
4 A complete product listing can be found in the
product chart at the back of this catalogue.
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DESIGN SECTION
Notes
24
Installation section
26 Making a push-fit joint
26 De-mounting a push-fit joint
27 Push-fit Jointing to brass spigots
27 Push-fit jointing to copper pipe
27 Jointing to compression fittings
28 Jointing pipe to screwed ends
28 Jointing to stainless steel pipe or chromed copper
28 Pipe bends
28 Pipe fixing
28 Support recommendations
28 Routing pipework
29 Pressure testing
29 Boiler connections
29 Connecting to cylinders
29 Connecting to radiators
32 Manifold & conduit plumbing systems
34 Conduit system
36 Appendix I-K
I
Fault finding
J
Storage and handling
K
Use of Equator with other systems
38 Your questions answered
39 References
25
I N S TA L L AT I O N S E C T I O N
1
2
Making a
push-fit joint
De-mounting
a push-fit joint
1 Cut the PE-X pipe to length
6 Using the plastic de-mounting
using the Marley pipe cutter or
tool, place tool around pipe
similar plastic pipe cutter.
with the lugs facing the joint.
Slight pressure as if to twist the
3
cutter around the pipe will aid
cutting.
Check that the pipe end is clean,
cut square and free of burrs
7 Locate the four lugs to align
with the slots on the face of the
fitting and push the tool
towards the fitting, using equal
pressure around the tool.
and without surface damage.
8 Holding the pipe firmly in one
2 Push a pipe support sleeve
4
fully into the pipe end.
DE-MOUNTING
6
been removed from a system
which has been in operation, it is
advisable to flush out the joint
with clean water, and allow to
dry off before reusing. When
reusing an Equator fitting, apply
a smear of silicone lubricant
around the pipe end.
hand and gently pull the pipe
to release the joint.
have a straight shank and two
5
O-ring. If an Equator fitting has
mounting tool with the other
for the 22mm inserts which
the shank.
there is no damage evident to the
hand, grip the end of the de-
All inserts have flutes, except
bumps located at the end of
Note
a Fittings can be reused providing
Table 8 Insertion depths for Equator
push-fit joints
b A de-mounted pipe end will show
‘drag’ marks where the pipe has
been pulled back through the
grip ring. These marks will vary
Pipe size (mm)
Insertion depth (mm)*
according to the degree of
3 Using a suitable pencil or pen,
10
18
operative care during de-mounting.
mark the insertion depth on
15
25
A pipe end may be reused
the pipe end. Moulded fittings
22
26
providing it is not damaged.
have an insertion depth line on
28
33
the fitting bodies. Otherwise,
*Nominal dimensions including pipe
support sleeve
measure the insertion depth in
Ideally, a de-mounted pipe end
should be trimmed-off before
re-use.
accordance with dimension
Table 8.
c In order to ensure that an
Equator fitting is de-mountable
4 Push the pipe into the socket
enough clear space in front of
pipe meets the edge of the socket.
the joint face to allow the
5 To confirm that the joint is
7
The minimum dimension between
joint.
two opposing Equator joints or
Notes
between the face of an Equator
on pipe end when working with
restricted arm room to ease
jointing.
2 When making push-fit joints onto
spigot ends of PE-X fittings, a
pipe support sleeve is not required,
this applies to stop end for fittings,
spigot elbow, and spigot tee.
DO NOT USE OTHER BRANDS OF PIPE
SUPPORT SLEEVES WITH EQUATOR PIPE
26
de-mounting tool to be used.
secure, tug backwards on the
1 Additional lubricant may be used
8
when installed, there must be
until the insertion mark on the
joint and an obstruction is as
shown in fig 5.
d It is not possible to use the demounting tool for Equator joints
where any spigot ended fitting has
been inserted into the socket.
I N S TA L L AT I O N S E C T I O N
Push-fit jointing to brass
spigots
A pipe support sleeve is not
required when making a
connection to brass spigoted
Equator fittings, spigot
adaptors and drain cocks.
Brass spigots within the Equator
range have a machined groove
specially positioned and
designed to allow the grip ring
to achieve a reliable hold on
the brassware.
Plain brass spigot ends or brass
spigot ends on other proprietary
jointing systems are not
suitable for use with Equator
fittings.
Push- fit jointing to copper
pipe
Equator fittings can be easily
jointed to copper pipe to
BS 2871 Part 1, table X and
BS EN 1057-R250.
When jointing, 15, 22 and
28mm copper pipe to Equator
fittings, ensure that the copper
pipe end is cut square and
de-burred. It is recommended
that a wheel cutter is used for
cutting copper. Check to make
sure the copper pipe is not
dented. Any flaws could damage
the O-ring during insertion
which could affect the joint
seal.
•
Do not allow flux to run onto
Equator pipe or fittings
•
Keep Equator products away
from any sources of naked flame,
wrap a damp cloth around the
copper pipe during soldering to
control conductive heat
•
Do not allow hot solder to come
into contact with any Equator
products.
Jointing to compression fittings
Equator pipe may be jointed to
If the butt of the pipe has not
brass compression fittings
been properly prepared, or if
complying with BS 864: Part 2:
the pipe is not inserted square,
Type ‘A’ and EN 1254-2 & 3. The
this could result in damage to
correct jointing procedure is as
the O-ring. A plastic insert is
follows:
available for copper pipe, which
In general follow procedure 1 as
is designed to eliminate this
detailed in the ‘Making a push-fit
risk. It is recommended that the
joint’ on page 26 and see Fig 6a,
inside rim/bore of the cut end
then:
is reamed out, in order that the
1 When jointing Equator pipe to
insert is seated neatly in the
compression fittings, a soft copper
pipe end, see Fig 6b.
olive is recommended.
Before jointing, mark the
2 Slide capnut and compression
insertion depth on the pipe,
olive onto the pipe.
application of lubricant to the
3 Push a pipe support sleeve into
tube end is recommended.
the pipe end, see Fig 6.
If joining 10mm copper pipe to
4 Ensure that the olive will sit on
Equator push-fit fittings, it is
the section of pipe lined by the
necessary to form a generous
support sleeve.
chamfer on the pipe, in
5
Apply several turns of PTFE
addition to the foregoing
sealing tape over the olive and
recommendations. Extra care is
assemble the joint.
needed with ‘soft copper’
6 After tightening the capnut by
because it is susceptible to
hand, further tighten to compress
becoming misshapen or dented
the olive firmly against the pipe.
if mishandled on site.
When using Equator pipe or
fittings next to soldered copper
fittings, it is recommended to
complete the soldering before
any Equator pipe or fittings
are installed. Where this is not
possible, the following
recommendations should be
followed:
7 To confirm that the joint is
secure, hold the fitting and tug
backward on the joint.
Note
Equator pipe should not rotate in
compression fitting after tightening
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I N S TA L L AT I O N S E C T I O N
Table 9 Minimum bend radius (mm)
Jointing pipe to screwed
Pipe bends
Support recommendations
Pipe size
Dimension
ends
The natural flexibility of the
The recommended support
10
100
Equator pipe may be jointed to
pipe should be used wherever
distances, shown in Table 10,
15
175
screwed pipe ends or threaded
possible to overcome obstacles
should be used when good pipe
22
225
fittings by using the appropriate
and to form changes of
alignment is critical for proper
28
320
male or female adaptor from
direction.
system operation,
the Equator range, please refer
to the product chart at the rear
of this catalogue for complete
range listing. Before jointing
male components PTFE tape
should be applied to the
screwed threads.
For joining Equator pipe to
taps having threaded male
Table 10 Unsupported pipe fixing
centres (mm)
ie. for a horizontal section of
Cold-formed bends can be
a vent pipe or when maximum
made by hand and fixed in
neatness is required.
position by fixing clips. During
installation, do not bend the
When 10mm or 15mm piping
pipe excessively as it may kink.
is run within a concealed void,
it is usually acceptable to reduce
Minimum bend radii should be
the pipe fixing providing the
observed to ensure pipe
risks listed under “Routing
longevity, see Table 9.
Pipework” can be avoided.
spigots, the appropriate
Pipe fixing
straight or bent tap connector
Pipes should be fixed using
from the Equator range should
pipework a rigid pipe may be
either the nail or screw clips.
be used.
preferred, such as copper.
Nail clips are primarily
Tap connectors are supplied
designed for fixing to timber
For visible surface fixed
Routing pipework
•
At cross-overs, do not allow
Pipe size
Horizontal
Vertical
with a rubber washer, which
where pipe insulation is not
10
300
500
should be used without any
required.
15
300
500
additional sealant.
If the installer intends to use
22
500
800
Alternatively the washer can be
screw clips other than Equator,
28
800
1000
replaced with PTFE tape, if
these should be the clip-lock
preferred.
type, not the open saddle type.
DO NOT USE ANY SEALING COMPOUND.
Where piping is to be insulated,
contact with any sharp or
pipe spacer blocks should be
abrasive surfaces which could
If supported in a purpose built vice, fixing
centres will be tighter.
contact between hot and cold
pipes
•
concrete or brickwork, provide
a suitable plastics pipe sleeve
•
Jointing to stainless steel
pipe or chromed copper
Where pipes pass through
used with screw clips.
Do not allow pipe to make
damage the pipe
Equator pipe may be joined to
Where piping is to run
stainless steel pipe or chromed
adjacent to a suitable support
contact with building materials
copper by using a compression
member, and does not require
which may suffer due to the
fitting as described on page 27.
lagging, the use of plastic cable
weight of the water filled pipe
ties is acceptable, providing
or due to the operating
Equator push-fit joints are not
suitable for direct connection
onto stainless steel pipe,
chromed copper pipe or plain
•
they are suitable for the
operating temperature of the
temperature
•
system.
Maintain a reasonable
separation between piping and
electrical services
brass spigots due to the surface
hardness of these materials.
Do not allow pipe to come into
•
Where piping is concealed
behind plasterboard at a depth
of less than 50mm from the
surface it should be fitted at
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I N S TA L L AT I O N S E C T I O N
locations where it is unlikely to
limited to 10 bar. For higher
The discharge pipe from any
be subjected to future damage.
ambient or water temperatures
temperature relief valve or
It is therefore recommended
apply the values in Table 2 on
combined temperature and
that plumbers observe the
page 4.
pressure relief valve should be
principle often used by
electricians, which is to keep a
pipe route in vertical or
horizontal alignment with a
wall penetration or kept within
150mm of an internal corner as
shown in Fig 7.
run in metal piping in
Boiler connections
accordance with BS 6700: 1997.
For full details refer to the
Copper pipework is sometimes
design section of this guide
used within cylinder cupboards
entitled ‘Service design
for ease of mounting pipeline
conditions’, pages 7 and 8.
components such as circulating
Some wall mounted boilers
pumps, motorised valves and
incorporate a rear stand-off
air ejectors. The same neat
Pressure testing
design to allow pipework to
pipe arrangements can be
Pressure testing should be
drop behind the boiler,
obtained using Equator PE-X
undertaken in accordance with
Equator products should not
pipe by applying the
the Water Regulations/Byelaws
be used for this location, a
following guidelines:
and BS 6700 using cold potable
suitable metal pipe should
water. Testing at unnecessarily
be used.
•
Use pipe from cut lengths,
not coils.
high pressures is NOT
•
Clip all sizes of piping at equal
advantageous for
Discharge Pipes
push-fit systems.
A metal pipe must be used as
regular spacing, e.g. 500mm
the discharge pipe to a tundish
centres assuming all 15mm
from a pressure relief valve
horizontal runs are of minimal
fitted to a combination boiler
length.
Suitable fittings are available
for capping off pipe systems
for pressure testing.
or storage vessel in accordance
•
Fit short sections of copper
The test pressure must not
with the Building Regulations
pipe with suitable clipping to
exceed 12.5 bar at 20ºC except
Part G3 and BS 6700:1997.
carry any weighty objects such
for manifolds and double
check valves which should be
as circulating pumps.
Connecting to cylinders
Equator is suitable for use in
connection with all domestic
hot water cylinders, including
unvented systems and thermal
storage units providing the
working pressure does not
exceed 6 bar.
•
To ease pipe fixing on stud
walls, use a timber panel inside
a cupboard instead of
plasterboard, or fit timber
noggins prior to fixing
plasterboard.
Connecting to radiators
Connections to radiators
may be achieved by different
methods, see over leaf for
recommendations using
Equator pipe and fittings.
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I N S TA L L AT I O N S E C T I O N
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I N S TA L L AT I O N S E C T I O N
31
I N S TA L L AT I O N S E C T I O N
Manifold &
conduit
plumbing
systems
Manifold plumbing is ideal for
mounted by using the manifold
gravity hot & cold water supply
both water supplies and
brackets or housed within an
due to head loss characteristics.
heating systems where simple
inspection box. If the installer
A typical bathroom installation
distribution using minimal
wishes to wall mount the
is detailed on page 3.
joints is desirable.
manifolds by using proprietary
Manifolds can be used in
conjunction with the Equator
conduit system or with
distribution pipes run in voids.
brackets, these should be
suitable for the manifold
diameter, and must be able to
be positioned between the
manifold ports, 10mm max
The manifolds can be close
width.
coupled to make up manifolds
Manifold plumbing is also
suited to non-domestic
bathroom applications such
as student accommodation,
hotels and high rise buildings.
Manifolds are particularly
beneficial where the finishes
having any number of outlets.
Hot & cold water
make the run-outs from the
Manifolds can either be wall
applications
service duct virtually non-
The valve heads on the valved
accessible and where separate
manifold incorporate a twin
control of each terminal is
disc label system. The top disc
desirable.
can be fitted with either the
The details found in Fig 14
blue or red side on show. For
and Fig 15 show how the
details of the optional wording
manifold system can be used
on the bottom disc see
for a back to back shower
Appendix H.
installation.
The valved manifolds are not
suitable for low pressure
Heating applications
For central heating systems
the plain manifolds, without
valves, are normally used. A
radial pipe configuration from
a central location is typically
designed using these
manifolds, see opposite for a
typical flat layout using this
type of configuration.
The designer should consider
whether air vents and drain
cocks located at the manifolds
would be required. When the
manifolds are located at low
level on the same floor as the
radiators, it is unusual to
provide drain taps on each
radiator circuit, providing the
main circuits, boiler and water
in each radiator can be emptied
from suitably placed drain
cock(s) located elsewhere.
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I N S TA L L AT I O N S E C T I O N
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I N S TA L L AT I O N S E C T I O N
Table 11 Conduit dimensions
Nominal
Size
15mm
22mm
Conduit system
Pipe-in-pipe
Running conduit in floor
The Equator Conduit system
This application allows lengths
screed
provides an ideal solution for
of Equator pipe to be easily
When carrying out this type
Approx.
internal diameter
19mm
28mm
embedding pipework into
installed prior to second fix
of installation it is unusual to
Approx.
external diameter
24mm
34mm
concrete floors or into masonry
and subsequently withdrawn if
provide any insulation to the
For use with
equator pipe sizes
10mm
& 15mm
walls, whilst still complying
required. This method of pipe
pipe contained within the
with Water Regulations access
installation also reduces the
conduit as air trapped in the
requirements, this method of
risk of hairline cracks
conduit acts as an insulator.
running pipework is sometimes
appearing in the plastered wall
Designers should check that
known as pipe-in-pipe.
finish due to pipe temperature
this is acceptable with the
changes.
Water Authority before
22mm
Equator pipe should be fed
Pipe fittings should be located
installation of the conduit
in junction boxes, terminal end
system. Junction boxes and
boxes or elsewhere in an
terminal end boxes should be
accessible position so that
screw fixed to the structure,
joints can be demounted to
at the correct level in respect to
enable easy withdrawal of pipe
Pipe removal
from conduit
systems
surface finishes to prevent
from the conduit.
It is advisable to attach a ‘draw
movement by other trades.
Conduit piping should be
secured to the structure at
regular intervals to minimise
the risk of movement during
floor screeding. The conduit
can be fixed by using a
Equator pipe fittings should not
be embedded in floor screed.
cable’ to the existing pipe end
prior to withdrawal of existing
pipework if inspection is
Unused sections of ‘live’ piping
necessary. This is particularly
should not be left connected to
important where the pipe run
the system, as water stagnation
incorporates bends.
and contamination will occur.
Using the Equator de-mounting
proprietary strap fixing band
Conduit pipe routing next to
tool, remove the fitting from
or by using straps formed from
central heating conduit
the pipe.
other materials.
When running conduit for
Examples of how the conduit
domestic hot and cold water
pipe system is utilised can be
piping adjacent to conduit for
found in the ‘connecting to
central heating piping, it is
radiators’ section of the
recommended that a separation
installation guide, pages
distance of not less than 50mm
30 and 31.
is maintained to minimise heat
transfer.
The conduit pipe is listed in
nominal sizes, 15 & 22mm.
Table 11 details diameters
of conduit pipe and which
Equator pipes fit within a
particular size of conduit.
34
installation.
into the conduit during
Pipe can be removed via
terminal end box by screwing
a male BSP threaded pipe into
the terminal connector socket
and by pulling the complete
pipe and terminal fitting out
of the terminal end box.
I N S TA L L AT I O N S E C T I O N
Installations using terminal
Conduit drop system
end boxes and fittings
In some buildings, particularly
The following are suggested
overseas, it is popular to feed
installation procedure for
sanitary appliances from high
using these fittings:
level hot and cold water mains
1 Mark out the wall for chasing,
pipes may be fed from the floor
or on drops from the ceiling
above.
2 Chase out the wall to a depth to
using the conduit principle.
The main hot and cold water
branches would often be
located in the ceiling void and
drops to each bathroom would
connect to a manifold point.
suit the wall finishes thickness,
Outgoing piping from the
allowing for adequate cover,
manifolds would run in
see Fig 16.
conduit and would connect
3 Fix terminal end boxes in
position by using the central
screw hole or twin side screw
to a terminal connector inside
a terminal end box, as shown
in Fig 18.
holes.
4 Run conduit, slide PE-X pipe
through and allow a suitable
length to protrude from the
terminal end box.
5 Connect PE-X pipe to the
terminal connector, slide pipe
back towards the terminal end
box and screw in position,
see Fig 17.
6 Fix conduit to the structure.
7 Connect the other end of the
pipe as required.
8 Use the terminal plug to
prevent dirt ingress, and for
pressure testing.
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I N S TA L L AT I O N S E C T I O N
Appendix I
Fault finding
Problem
Joint weeps
Pipe came out
of fitting
Pipe not fully
inserted
No pipe support sleeve
or wrong sleeve
Check insertion
mark on pipe
meets the face
of the fitting
Check to see if
correct sleeve was
used for pipe
ie Equator sleeve
for Equator pipe
Check to see if
pipe was pushed
past the grip ring
Check to see if
correct sleeve was
used for pipe
Faulty pipe end
Sealing problem
Check pipe end for
surface damage
Check any possible
damage to o-ring
or dirt within seal
area
If copper pipe was
used is it dented,
and has any sharp
burr been removed
or was a copper
pipe insert used?
NB.
Further Equator technical assistance
If a pipe end pulls out of a push-fit socket, i.e. because it was only partially inserted, the fitting must not be re-used
as the grip ring may have become damaged.
In the event of a complaint on a suspected faulty fitting, both the fitting and the jointed pipe end must be retained.
The pipe length should not be less than 100mm long.
If after investigation of the fault no cause can be established please contact the Marley Plumbing & Drainage
technical hotline on 01622 852695.
Appendix J
Storage and handling
Issue
Recommendation
Protecting PE-X from UV damage
PE-X pipe and fittings must be protected from UV degradation as prolonged exposure to
sunlight could affect the longevity of the material.
Products stored internally or within sealed product packs or installed within the building will
not be at risk.
Short-term exposure to UV on building sites will not affect the PE-X products.
•
Do not store bare PE-X products outside.
•
Do not install PE-X product outside without insulation.
•
Storing and handling pipes
In hot climates where insulation is unnecessary, do not install PE-X product outside without
painting or covering to prevent UV damage.
Cut lengths of pipe should be stored flat on a pipe rack, with continuous support.
Coils may be stored either on edge or stacked flat one on top of the other, and provided with
suitable racking to ensure stability. When coils are vertically stacked, the stack height must not
exceed 2m.
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Pack weights (kg)
Size
Note
When transporting cut lengths or
coils, do not allow the packs or bare
product to drag along rough ground
Straight lengths
3m
6m
10mm
–
–
15mm
8.8
17.6
22mm
10.2
28mm
7.2
Coils
25m
50m
100m
2.25
4.50
1.85
3.70
7.40
20.4
4.25
8.50
–
14.4
–
–
–
Storing and handling fittings
Fittings should be kept within the polythene bags wherever possible and stored in suitable racking.
Note
Do not push fingers into the push-fit
sockets, the sharp stainless steel grip
ring could be dangerous
Bare fittings should be stored in a clean dirt free environment.
When handling or storing bare fittings do not allow any objects to slide into the socket to
avoid damage to the joint internals.
I N S TA L L AT I O N S E C T I O N
Appendix K
Use of Equator with other systems
GUIDANCE ON MIXING OF EQUATOR WITH OTHER PLASTIC SYSTEMS
•
The random mixing of push-fit systems throughout an entire new project should be considered as bad practice.
•
Connections to other push-fit systems where necessary (such as jointing to existing services, or when connecting to equipment
supplied with other connectors) should be regarded as reasonable, in which case the guidance below should be observed.
•
The following guidance is issued in good faith, however the installer should be aware that both the Marley 30 year guarantee and
any other push-fit manufacturer’s warranty would only be valid where ALL jointing components are from one jointing system.
Recommended Pipe Support Sleeves for 15mm Connections
Hep2O
Polyplumb
OsmaGold
Speedfit
Equator
pipe
Use an Equator sleeve (others have a smaller O.D. and may not give adequate
support to the pipe).
Use an Equator or
Speedfit Sleeve.
Equator
socket
Use the sleeve relevant to the pipe, but as the sleeve length is shorter than the
Equator sleeve, the pipe adjacent to the joint must NOT be curved in any way. (An
Equator sleeve would be a very tight fit, and would expand the pipe O.D. which
could then cause O-ring damage).
Use an Equator sleeve
(Speedfit sleeves are not
chamfered and could
damage the Equator O-ring).
Recommended Pipe Support Sleeves for 10, 22 & 28mm Connections
Hep2O
Polyplumb
OsmaGold
Speedfit
Equator
pipe
It is recommended that an Equator sleeve is used, although the sleeve relevant to
the pipe could be used.
Use an Equator or
Speedfit Sleeve.
Equator
socket
Use an Equator sleeve (other sleeves are shorter than the Equator sleeve and may
lead to problems if the pipe is curved adjacent to the joint).
Use an Equator sleeve.
(Speedfit sleeves are not
chamfered and could
damage the Equator O ring)
Use of Spigot Ended Fittings
Brass
Spigot
Ended
Fittings
Only use Equator spigots in Equator sockets, and do NOT use Equator spigots in other brands of sockets. (Each brand of
spigot has a grip ring groove which is located specifically for that particular joint style).
Plastic
Spigot
Ended
Fittings
Some other brands of spigots have a grip ring groove; do not use these in Equator Sockets.
Use of other brands of spigots which do not incorporate a metal support sleeve, are not recommended for jointing to
Equator sockets.
Connections to PVC & cPVC Solvent Welded Systems
Connections to existing PVC & cPVC pipework can only be achieved by using a suitable solvent weld x BSP adaptor, then use an Equator BSP
adaptor to connect to the thread.
Non-Standard UK Size Plastic Systems
Some plastic piping systems are designed as non-standard UK sizes such as 16mm, 20mm, 25mm, etc. Push-fit connections to these systems
using Equator should NOT be attempted.
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Your questions
answered
Q Can I use Equator for direct Q Will the PE-X material
connection to the boiler?
A No, please refer to page 8 for
connection details.
change the taste of the
water passing through it?
A No.
Q Can Equator fittings rotate? Q Can any pipe support sleeve
A Yes. All Equator push-fit
fittings are free to rotate
without compromising seal
be used with the Equator
pipe?
A Other brands of pipe support
integrity, even whilst subjected
sleeves should not be used
to water pressure.
with Equator pipe. The
Q Can I re-use an Equator
fitting once I have
de-mounted it?
A Yes, providing the O-ring has
not been damaged. It is not
possible to replace the internal
components of the Equator
fitting.
Q Why shouldn’t I use a junior
hacksaw to cut PE-X pipe?
A Any lose PE-X particles could
get lodged onto the O-ring and
affect the seal performance.
will Equator last?
A The test requirements of
BS 7291 are designed to
indicate life expectancy of not
less than 50 years.
Q Do I need to thermally
insulate Equator pipe and
fittings from frost?
A Yes, the same standard of
internal bore of other plastic
lagging applicable to copper
pipe may differ from that of
pipes should be applied to
Equator’s. Equator support
plastic pipe and fittings.
sleeves have been designed to
suit PE-X pipe in the Equator
range, joint performance or
damage to joint components
may occur if another brand of
support sleeves are used with
Equator pipe.
Q Will Equator pipe be
affected if encased in floor
screed?
A No, Equator is not affected
by cement and sand mortar.
However, to comply with Water
Regulations the pipe should be
run using the Equator conduit
system. Pipe fittings should not
be enclosed in floor screed.
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Q How long after installation
Q Are Equator pipe and fittings
affected by soft water?
A No, Marley’s 30 year guarantee
will remain applicable.
Q Can Equator pipe be used
for gas supply?
A No.
Q Can I use Equator for external
pipes buried in the ground?
A No, it is only classified for use
inside buildings.
References
Water Supply (Water Fittings)
BS 6920-1: 2000 Suitability
Regulations 1999, and the
of non-metallic products for
Water Regulations Guide by
use in contact with water
WRAS.
for human consumption with
BS 5449: 1990 Specification for
forced circulation hot water
regard to their effect on the
quality of the water.
central heating systems for
BS 7291: 2006 Thermoplastics
domestic premises.
pipes and associated fittings
BS EN 12828: 2003 Heating
systems in buildings. Design
for water-based systems.
BS EN 12831: 2003 Heating
systems in buildings. Method
for hot and cold water for
domestic purposes and heating
installations.
BS 7291: Part 1: 2006
General requirements.
of calculation of the design
BS 7291: Part 3: 2006
heat load.
Specification for crosslinked
BS 5422: 2001 Method for
specifying thermal insulating
polyethylene (PE-X) pipes
and associated fittings.
materials on pipes, ductwork
BS 7593: 2006 Code of
and equipment (in the
practice for treatment of
temperature range -40ºC
water in domestic hot water
to +700ºC).
central heating.
BS 5955: Part 8: 2001 Plastics
PAS 33: 1999 Specification for
pipework (thermoplastic
the design, installation and
materials) Specification for the
commissioning of gas fired
installation of thermoplastics
central heating systems in
pipes and associated fittings
domestic premises.
for use in domestic hot and
cold water services and
heating systems.
BS 6700: 2006 Specification
for design, installation, testing
and maintenance of services
supplying water for domestic
use within buildings and
their curtilages.
Plumbing Engineering
Services Design Guide
Published by the Institute of
Plumbing.
IEE On-Site Guide including
amendments 1 & 2
Published by the Institute of
Electrical Engineers.
Building Regulations
Approved Documents G & L
Construction
(Design & Management)
Regulations 2003.
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Notes
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Range of products
RANGE OF PRODUCTS SECTION
Pipe
Socket/Female BSP adaptors –
DZR brass body
Barrier PE-X pipe – coils
Product code Description
EPB15010
EPB110010
EPB12515
EPB15015
EPB18015
EPB110015
EPB12522
EPB15022
Length m
10mm
10mm
15mm
15mm
15mm
15mm
22mm
22mm
50
100
25
50
80
100
25
50
EPB2315
EPB2615
EPB2322
EPB2622
EPB2328
EPB2628
Product code Description
Product code Description
ESKF152
ESKF223
15mm x 1/2” female BSP thread
22mm x 3/4” female BSP thread
ESKF284
ESKF90152
28mm x 1” female BSP thread
15mm x 1/2” female BSP thread
- 90˚ bend
ECBPB152
15mm x 1/2” female BSP thread
- cross tee
Barrier PE-X pipe – straight lengths
Product code Description
Branch reduced tees – spigot
EBRTS15
EBRTS22
Branch and one end reduced tees
Product code Description
Length m
15mm
15mm
22mm
22mm
28mm
28mm
3
6
3
6
3
6
EBRT122
EBRT128
Product code Description
15mm x 1/2” male BSP thread
22mm x 3/4” male BSP thread
28mm x 1” male BSP thread
Both ends reduced tees
Product code Description
Product code Description
ESEP10
ESEP15
ESEP22
ESEP28
10mm
15mm
22mm
28mm
–
–
–
–
socket
socket
socket
socket
Connectors & adaptors
Straight connectors
22 x 15 x 15mm socket
28 x 22 x 22mm socket
Spigot/Male BSP adaptors –
DZR brass body
ESPM152
ESPM223
ESPM284
Stop end for pipes
15 x 15 x 10mm spigot
22 x 22 x 15mm spigot
EBET22
EBET28
Spigot/Female BSP adaptors –
DZR brass body
15 x 15 x 22mm socket
22 x 22 x 28mm socket
Product code Description
ESPF152
ESPF223
ESPF284
15mm x 1/2” female BSP thread
22mm x 3/4”female BSP thread
28mm x 1” female BSP thread
Valves & draincocks
Double check valves* –
DZR brass body
Reducers
Product code Description
Socket reducers
Product code Description
ESC10
ESC15
ESC22
ESC28
Product code Description
EDCV15
EDCV22
10mm
15mm
22mm
28mm
ESKR1510
ESKR2215
ESKR2822
15mm spigot x 10mm socket
22mm spigot x 15mm socket
28mm spigot x 22mm socket
15mm
22mm
* Body to BS 6282: Part 1
Stop end for fittings
Product code Description
ESEF15
ESEF22
15mm – spigot
22mm – spigot
Shut off valves* –
DZR brass body
Elbows
900 elbows
Product code Description
Product code Description
Tank connectors* –
acetal, cold water use only
EB9010
EB9015
EB9022
EB9028
ESV15
ESV22
10mm
15mm
22mm
28mm
* Body to BS 6675
Product code Description
ETKC152
ETKC223
ETKC284
15mm x 1/2“ fast nut thread
22mm x 3/4“ fast nut thread
28mm X 1” fast nut thread
15mm – hot and cold
22mm – hot and cold
Appliance valve* –
chrome plated DZR brass
Wall plate elbow – DZR brass body
Product code Description
Product code Description
* Washers not included
EAV153
EBPB152
15mm x 1/2” female BSP thread
15mm x 3/4” male BSP
thread – hot and cold
* Supplied with red and blue lever
Straight tap connectors* –
DZR brass nut
Spigot elbows
Product code Description
Product code Description
Draincock* – DZR brass
ESB9010
ESB9015
ESB9022
Product code Description
ESTC152
ESTC153
ESTC223
15mm x 1/2” BSP nut
15mm x 3/4” BSP nut
22mm x 3/4” BSP nut
10mm
15mm
22mm
EDC152
15mm x 1/2” spigot
Body to BS 2879
* Concial rubber washer supplied
*
Tees
Bent tap connector* – DZR brass
nut
Equal tees
Product code Description
Product code Description
* EBTC152
15mm x /2” BSP nut
1
Concial rubber washer supplied
EET10
EET15
EET22
EET28
10
15
22
28
x
x
x
x
10
15
22
28
x
x
x
x
10mm
15mm
22mm
28mm
Accessories
socket
socket
socket
socket
Product code Description
Product code Description
EERT22
ESKM152
ESKM223
ESKM284
15mm x 1/2” male BSP thread
22mm x 3/4” male BSP thread
28mm x 1” male BSP thread
ESKM90152
15mm x 1/2” male BSP thread
- 90˚ bend
15mm
22mm
28mm
22 x 15 x 22mm socket
Pipe clips –
nail fixing, grey polypropylene
Branch reduced tees
Product code Description
Product code Description
EBRT15
EBRT22
EBRT2815
EBRT2822
Product code Description
EPC115
EPC122
EPC128
End reduced tee
Male BSP/Socket adaptors –
DZR brass body
Pipe clips –
screw fixing, grey polypropylene
15
22
28
28
x
x
x
x
15
22
28
28
x
x
x
x
10mm
15mm
15mm
22mm
socket
socket
socket
socket
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All fitting bodies are made from PE-X (coloured grey) unless otherwise stated. These fitting illustrations are not to scale.
EPC310
EPC315
EPC322
10mm
15mm
22mm
RANGE OF PRODUCTS SECTION
Double Pipe clips –
screw fixing, grey polypropylene
Four port manifolds –
chrome plated brass
Manifold brackets* – zinc plated
steel
Product code Description
Product code Description
Product code Description
EPC215
EPC222
EPC228
EM4P2210
EM4P2215
EM4P2815
15mm
22mm
28mm
/4” x 10mm – 4 socket ports
3
/4” x 15mm – 4 socket ports
1” x 15mm – 4 socket ports
3
EMBD22
* EMBD28
3
/4” manifold bracket
1” manifold bracket
Supplied in pairs complete with clips
Pipe spacer blocks –
grey polypropylene
Product code Description
EPS15
EPS22
spacer block for use
with 15mm screw fixing clips
spacer block for use
with 22mm & 28mm screw
fixing clips
Two port manifolds –
chrome plated brass with flow control
valves
Product code Description
EM2PV2210
EM2PV2215
EM2PV2815
/4” x 10mm – 2 socket ports
/4” x 15mm – 2 socket ports
1” x 15mm – 2 socket ports
ECPI15
ECPI22
ECPI28
Description
15mm
22mm
28mm7
*It is recommended that when jointing copper to
Equator fittings a copper pipe insert is used. This
will help protect the o-ring from any sharp
edges. Ensure cut copper pipe end is fully deburred, both internally and externally. Ensure the
insert sits snugly on the cut pipe end.
Product code Description
3
3
Copper pipe inserts* –
black polypropylene
Product code
Manifold clips* – white plastic
Three port manifolds –
chrome plated brass with flow control
valves
EMCS22
EMCS28
manifold clips for use with
3
/4” manifolds
manifold clips for use with
1” manifolds
* Supplied in pairs one for close fixing and the
other for stand off fixing.
For use with manifold inspection box two
pairs normally required.
Product code Description
EM3PV2210
EM3PV2215
EM3PV2815
/4” x 10mm – 3 socket ports
3
/4” x 15mm – 3 socket ports
1” x 15mm – 3 socket ports
3
Conduit system
Conduit pipes – coiled,black HDPE
Product code Description
Pipe support sleeves* –
stainless steel
Product code Description
EPSS10
EPSS15
EPSS22
EPSS28
10mm
15mm
22mm
28mm
Only use Equator support sleeves with Equator
pipe. The 22mm insert does not have the
flutes but has two small bumps at the end of
the shank.
De-mounting tools –
blue polypropylene
Four port manifolds –
chrome plated brass with flow control
valves
ECP5015
ECP5022
Length m
15mm
22mm
50m
50m
Product code Description
EM4PV2210
EM4PV2215
3
3
/4” x 10mm – 4 socket ports
/4” x 15mm – 4 socket ports
Terminal end box
– green polypropylene
Manifold accessories
Manifold inspection box & lid
shock resistant white polypropylene
Product code Description
ECTEB15
15mm
Product code Description
Product code Description
EDT10
EDT15
EDT22
EDT28
10mm
15mm
22mm
28mm
EMJB1
EMJB2
313 x 260 x 87mm*
493 x 260 x 87mm*
* Nominal size
Terminal connector
– DZR brass Body
Product code Description
Pipe cutter – blue
Straight air vent connectors –
chrome plated brass
Product code Description
Product code Description
EPCT28
EMSAV22
Cutter for pipe up to 28mm
EMSAV28
Silicone lubricant
/4” female x 1/2” female
BSP straight air vent connector
1” female x 1/2” female
BSP straight air vent connector
100g bottle
15mm socket x 0.5” female
BSP thread
For use with Terminal end box.
3
* Supplied with a white polypropylene sealing
washer.
Product code Description
SZ100
ECTC15
Bent air vent connectors –
chrome plated brass
Terminal plug – green polypropylene
Product code Description
ECTP15
/2” BSP – Supplied with
sealing washer
1
Product code Description
EMBAV22
Pipe detection tape
EMBAV28
Product code Description
ET100
100m roll
Manifolds & fittings
Two port manifolds –
chrome plated brass
3
/4” female x 1/2” female
BSP bent air vent connector
1” female x 1/2” female
BSP bent air vent connector
* Supplied with a white polypropylene sealing
washer.
Manifold blanking Plugs –
chrome plated brass
Product code Description
EMMBC22
EMMBC28
3
/4” male BSP thread
1” male BSP thread
Product code Description
EM2P2210
EM2P2215
EM2P2815
/4” x 10mm – 2 socket ports
/4” x 15mm – 2 socket ports
1” x 15mm – 2 socket ports
3
3
Three port manifolds –
chrome plated brass
Product code Description
EM3P2210
EM3P2215
EM3P2815
/4” x 10mm – 3 socket ports
/4” x 15mm – 3 socket ports
1” x 15mm – 3 socket ports
3
Manifold blanking caps –
chrome plated brass
Product code Description
EMFBC22
EMFBC28
3
/4” female BSP thread
1” female BSP thread
* Supplied with a white polypropylene sealing
washer.
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All fitting bodies are made from PE-X (coloured grey) unless otherwise stated. These fitting illustrations are not to scale.
Lenham Maidstone Kent ME17 2DE
Telephone: 01622 858888
Fax: 01622 858725
marley.co.uk
equator.co.uk
Further information
Literature hotline: 0800 0281 876
Fax order hotline: 01622 851111
For Technical advice please call
01622 852695
For general enquiries and details of
your nearest stockist please call the
customer services department on
01622 852585
email: [email protected]
Scotland
Export Division
Birkenshaw Industrial Estate
Uddingston, Glasgow G71 5PA
Telephone: 01698 815231
Fax: 01698 810307
Lenham, Maidstone
Kent ME17 2DE England
Telephone: +44 (0)1622 858888
Fax: +44 (0)1622 850778
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