With metal press fitting systems
, these types of failures, commonly known as ‘full bore detachment’ failures, are impossible to predict without the use of X-ray technology
. Conducting an X-ray of pipes
not only adds costs on to a project, but also means that no work can take place for up to 2-3 days.
Traditional metal press systems completely rely on the installing engineer following an exact process, which includes the use of measuring gauges and calibrated equipment to ensure installation failures are eliminated. When looking at a major residential or commercial project which includes hundreds of connections, it is easy to see how installation errors occur when the process is not followed with 100% accuracy.
These "errors" are "ticking time bombs", as the pipe could become detached at any time from the fitting. We already know what the consequences of this can be!