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“ We recently completed a medium size SS316 Press Fit Piping installation for a chicken abattoir in Tamworth. This installation used sizes ranging from 15 mm up to 54 mm diameter piping, using approximately 300 metres of stainless steel Press Fit piping. The piping installations were for hot and cold potable water, compressed air, cooling water, caustic lines, mixing units and other chemical cleaning lines….The benefits of the system to Woods Plumbing, which is passed on to our customers are:
  • The speed of install means that we now complete jobs much faster and more cost effective than other options
  • SS316 Press Fit system is cost effective against threaded or welded SS piping systems
  • Using the Press Fit system made the job that much easier than other piping options
  • Eliminating welding of stainless steel piping means that I can have multiple tradesmen installing SS piping. This provides greater flexibility and assists with better utilisation of personnel resources on site. It also eliminates the requirement for hot work permits and the physical difficulty of manually handling/carting welding equipment.
  • The system has the benefit of being in-situ and making alterations as required to achieve the customer’s desired outcome so much easier than on site welding with gas purging.
  • Press Fit reduces the amount of rework for installations, as well as making any last minute changes which can be altered fast and with ease.
…My experience with the SS Press Fit piping system and with MEI as the suplier of this product only can be recommended…I have no hesitation in recommending MEI and the  SS316L Press Fit Piping product, their service and their ability to supply…"

Ray Woods
Woods Plumbing
"We used the Press Fit 316 SS piping product during construction of the Yarrabee Coal Handling and Preparation Plant at Blackwater QLD. The Press Fit piping product saved time, was fast to install (compared to a standard welded alternative), saved us money and passed all pre production testing. We had no requirement for welders so lower cost employees could be used. I intend to use the product again and I am confident recommending the product to others in the mining industry."

Nathan McGeachie
Project Engineer – CPP
Moolarben Coal Operations Pty Ltd
"We've been using and will continue to use the Press Fit piping system in both 316 SS and Galvanized Steel within the Manildra Flour Mill. We use the product for compressed air lines and some canola oil dosing lines. The Press Fit non weld piping product was much easier to install compared to a standard welded or threaded alternative – saving us time. We didn't need skilled welders so we saved money – it can be installed by one of our maintenance staff. We noticed fewer leaks than other alternatives. I recommend the use of Press Fit non weld piping system."

Rene Inauen
Engineering Manager
Manildra Flour Mills
"Job is now complete and went well. We installed in half the time it would have taken with Galv pipe."

Rob Potter
Weipa Operations Manager
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