The other benefit was that the Press Fit system significantly reduces the hazards generally associated with hot work involved in welded systems. Risk reduction includes no gas lines within vessel, less chance of damage to existing infrastructure, less fire risk, etc.
In the past, people have tended to view CuNiPress copper nickel as a high cost, high quality solution for salt water applications. The introduction of the no weld press fit system has significantly reduced the labour cost and overall cost of using copper nickel, thus making copper nickel comparable in cost to other lower quality alternatives, especially for salt water applications. MEI recommend the use of copper nickel 90/10 Press Fit for salt water systems and stainless steel 316L Press Fit for fresh water systems in marine applications.
Imagine on your next marine piping job, installing pipe work with no welding, no hot work permits, no gas bottles, no fire sentries, no heat damage to surrounding cables, panelling and paintwork. That will translate to a very fast install and will reduce your total costs. Now, some may question “that sounds too good to be true?” or “what’s the catch?”. Well here are the facts.
So why not for the next new build or refit piping work you have, give the Press Fit system a go and experience the benefits of Press Fit first hand. You won’t be disappointed.