Iron technology leader Saint-Gobain PAM UK, part of international materials company Saint-Gobain, has introduced new stainless steel grip collars into its acclaimed Ensign cast iron above ground drainage range.
The new grip collars, incorporating captive nut assembly, can be fitted over the ductile coupling either at the time of installation, or as an addition to existing stacks. The collar ensures the joint connection will perform up to 5 bar without the need for restraining brackets. This provides a more flexible and cost effective option to the installer, particularly in situations where space is limited and bracing becomes difficult.
Fully Kitemark accredited to BS EN 877, the Ensign system is easy to install with unrivalled strength and longevity, while boasting strong acoustic performance and fire resistance, as well as excellent sustainability credentials.
The stainless steel grip collars are available to suit 100, 150 and 200mm diameter pipes, with further diameter products to be introduced in 2014.
Mike Rawlings of Saint-Gobain PAM UK, said: “The Ensign range continues to grow through new innovations to simplify installation for today’s modern plumbers with speed of assembly and flexible solutions being key. With a 5 bar pressure capability, the new grip collars are the ideal solution for soil and rainwater stacks on tall buildings.”