Pipes & Fittings
  • Preserving plumbing in Port Arthur 19 February 2018

    Extensive upgrades to the infrastructure at Port Arthur’s heritage-listed penitentiary building has unearthed relics of convict-era plumbing. Deborah Andrich reports. The penitentiary building at Port Arthur is one of the most photographed historical sites in Tasmania. The site is a key tourist ... Continue Reading

  • Bursting the flexi-hose bubble 19 January 2018

    According to research conducted by general insurer IAG, flexible braided hoses accounted for 22% of water damage claims in Australian households in 2016, with the claims most likely to be for kitchen and bathroom damage. IAG has even labelled flexible ... Continue Reading

  • HFT bring in new pipe stoppers 29 June 2017

    The Pipestoppers Division at Huntingdon Fusion Techniques (HFT) has introduced the Low Profile Stopper for all applications where there isn’t enough pipe length available for the regular Cylindrical or Spherical Stopper. “The Low Profile Stopper can fit into a pipe end ... Continue Reading

  • Nuflow gains WaterMark certification 8 June 2017

    Nuflow Technologies, a Goal Coast pipe repair manufacturer, has gained WaterMark certification for its pipe relining product. The Blueline technology is the only pipe relining system that has received the Australian Building Codes Board certification in Australia giving it the ... Continue Reading

  • Tips for Inert Gas Weld Purging of Pipes 26 May 2017

    By Dr. Michael Fletcher – Delta Consultants Effective weld purging is only achieved by making sure that oxygen is displaced from the purge zone prior to and during welding. Any residual oxygen can cause significant loss of corrosion resistance and ... Continue Reading

  • Power in the pipes 13 March 2017

    Water power is staging a comeback thanks to Portland, Oregon-based Lucid Energy, which has been piloting a new technology that promises a new source for clean, renewable energy. The technology taps into an existing infrastructure that crosses every major American ... Continue Reading

  • Siphoning change 13 April 2016

    A clever siphonic roofing solution from Geberit has reduced rainwater drainage piping by up to 90% in Wollongong Hospital’s car park redevelopment. To support the population growth in one of NSW’s largest regional cities, Wollongong Hospital was allocated $30.5m by the ... Continue Reading

  • Pushing the Boundaries 16 February 2016

    The opportunity to develop alternative solutions allowed Sellick Consultants to collaborate with world leading academics to deliver the first alternative solution under the National Construction Code in the nation’s capital. The Plumbing Code of Australia (NCC Volume 3) now provides hydraulic ... Continue Reading

  • Nuflow Announces International Expansion 5 February 2016

    The only Australian based company licensed to roll out the innovative Nuflow technology is set to ensure the future supply of clean drinking water in Asian countries by providing a barrier against dangerous toxins from entering pipe water supplies. The breakthrough ... Continue Reading

  • Stainless Steel Crimp Fittings 7 December 2015

    Stainless steel press-fit connections have been used with great success over the years; however, earlier this year it was discovered that the Standard for these systems has never been updated to include the use of press-fit crimp fittings. Jeff Patchell ... Continue Reading