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Secu r aG o l d

The complete solution


for hot & cold potable
water plumbing

Quieter
With a low thermal expansion and
given the flexibility of the material,
Polybutylene piping systems are
quiet with no water hammer
and minimal system creaking.

Flexiblity
Polybutylene can be repeatedly
flexed without harm.
This reduces the need for elbows
thereby minimising frictional loss
and also aids in a faster install
with fewer fittings.

100% recyclable
recycled
Polybutylene is recyclable
and as a result, is great for
use in buildings where green
products are required.

The PB Advantage
Whats the advantage of polybutylene
over other hot and cold water pipe systems?

Temperature resistance
Polybutylene has high thermal insulation
values. Hot water pipes are cooler
to the touch than conventional metal
pipes and the incidence of condensation
on the pipes is reduced, providing
a safer system. In freezing situations
ice formation will cause no damage as
the pipes flexibility accommodates the
expansion. The pipe will return to its
original state upon thawing.

FLEXIBILITY

QUIETER

Larger bore
VALUE
Despite the obvious advantages
of Polybutylene, it actually one
of the lowest cost hot and cold
water systems on the market.

100% RECYCLABLE

LARGE BORE

PB
PEX
COPPER

To ensure you get the most out of using a PB system, insist on SecuraGold.

Compared to other plastic


plumbing pipe materials, size
for size. Polybutylene has the
largest bore and as a result
can provide better flow rates.

VALUE

TEMPERATURE
RESISTANCE

the PB system of choice

Pipe advantages
Polybutylene pipe has excellent properties as demonstrated by
the PB advantage page (opposite). SecuraGold pipe is the PB pipe
of choice given these features:
SecuraGold pipe is available in 5, 25 and 50m straights and coils,
including the revolutionary lay straight coils. These allow for easy
installation as the pipe retains memory of being straight and as
a result, when unwrapped, the coil returns to a straighter form
then conventionally coiled pipe. This allows installers all the
benefits of easily transportable coils yet giving the installation
benefits of straight pipe.

SecuraGold pipe comes in 15, 18, 22 and 28mm pipe sizes.


This wide range of sizing allows installers to use a size that
is perfect for each job without having to compromise.
With the availability of 28mm pipe, even large scale
commercial projects can be fitted with SecuraGold pipe.
SecuraGold is ideal for underfloor heating applications given its
long service life and its high pressure and temperature resistance.
SecuraGold has an exceptionally smooth bore meaning high flow
rates and no build ups of scale or mineral deposits.

FittingS advantages
SecuraGold fittings are precision manufactured from
DR brass giving strength and durability.

Eye-spy inspection
holes provide a visual
confirmation to
installers, inspectors
and home owners
that a joint has been
assembled correctly.

Crimp rings are already


located on the fitting
by way of an EVA ring
connection, this allows
for easy installation as
the crimp rings are
correctly located and
ready for crimping.

Innovative keeper plugs minimise


damage to crimp rings and prevent
contamination prior to jointing.

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Material properties

pipe properties

Pipe Dimesions
Nominal
size

Outer
Pipe
Diameter

Minimum
Wall
Thickness

Straight
Lengths

Coil
Lengths

High flow rates

15mm

12.8

1.6

5m

50m

The ability to withstand all temperatures found in normal water


reticulation system as low as -50C up to 99C intermittently

18mm

16

1.6

5m

50m

25m

22mm

22.3

2.1

5m

50m

25m

28mm

28.2

2.7

5m

50m

25m

Odourless
Non toxic

Highest pressure rating of any flexible thermoplastic up to 6.90Mpa

Straight
Coil
Lengths

Strong, robust material


Resistant to soaps, detergents and most acids and alkalis below
96C and many solvents at room temperatures
High thermal insulation
VOC rating (Volatile organic rating)
Chemically inert can be connected safely to any other type of
pipe system

working pressure
Working temperature

20C

40C

60C

70C

80C

Max. Working Pressure kPa

1600

1370

1050

880

740

Max. Working Pressure PSI

230

200

160

130

110

Withstands the effects of water hammer due to elastic modulus


Complies with AS/NZ 2643.2 & 3
Anti-Fouling Because of its exceptionally smooth bore and high
abrasion resistance, build ups of pipe scale or mineral deposits do
not occur.

The above temperature pressure combinations


are maximum continuous values and should not be exceeded.

Water Hammer And Surge Polybutylene can easily withstand


the effects of water hammer because of its high elastic modulus.
It dampens rather than propagates pressure waves and the
associated pipe noise. Under extreme conditions of service water
hammer arrestors may be advisable.
Freezing Ice formation causes no damage as the pipes flexibility
accommodates expansion. The pipe will return to its original
state upon thawing. It must be pointed out, however, that a small
section of Polybutylene pipe in an otherwise rigid system cannot
protect the pipe system from the effects of freezing. Only where
a significant proportion of Polybutylene pipe is used will the effects
of freezing be minimised.
Always check with your local council for any specific requirements
for lagging in freezing conditions.

DR brass properties
The SecuraGold fittings comply with AS/NZS 1567, AS 2345 and
AS/NZS 2642.
Durable
Robust material
Not affected by temperatures and pressures normally
encountered in plumbing systems
- Brass will handle temperatures in excess of 100C
- Pressure ratings for Brass are in excess of Polybutylene.

Pipe
Part Code

Description

N2PC100
N2PS5
N3PC25
N3PC50
N3PS5
N4PC25
N4PC50
N4PS5
N5PC25
N5PS5

PIPE COIL 15MM X 100M


PIPE STRAIGHT 15MM X 5M
PIPE COIL 18MM X 25M
PIPE COIL 18MM X 50M
PIPE STRAIGHT 18MM X 5M
PIPE COIL 22MM X 25M
PIPE COIL 22MM X 50M
PIPE STRAIGHT 22MM X 5M
PIPE COIL 28MM X 25M
PIPE STRAIGHT 28MM X 5M

couplings
Part Code

Description

SGC2
SGC3
SGC32
SGC4
SGC42
SGC43
SGC5
SGC54

CONNECTOR 15MM
CONNECTOR 18MM
CONNECTOR 18MM X 15MM
CONNECTOR 22MM
CONNECTOR 22MM X 15MM
CONNECTOR 22MM X 18MM
CONNECTOR 28MM
CONNECTOR 28MM X 22MM

copper compression
adaptEr
Part Code

Description

SGCPCA3
SGCPCA4

COMPRESSION ADAPTER 18MM X 15CU


COMPRESSION ADAPTER 22MM X 20CU

brazing tails
SBT3A
SBT4A
SBTM3A
SBTM43A
SBTM4A

BRAZING TAIL 18MM X 15CU FEMALE


BRAZING TAIL 22MM X 20CU FEMALE
BRAZING TAIL 18MM X 15CU MALE
BRAZING TAIL 18MM X 20CU MALE
BRAZING TAIL 22MM X 20CU MALE

male elbow
Part Code

Description

SGEM3
SGEM4
SGEM5

ELBOW 18MM X 15MM MI


ELBOW 22MM X 20MM MI
ELBOW 28MM X 25MM MI

tees
SGT2
SGT3
SGT4
SGT5

TEE 15MM
TEE 18MM
TEE 22MM
TEE 28MM

male adaptors
SAM3
SAM4
SAM43
SAM5
SAM54

STRAIGHT CONNECTOR 18MM X 15MM MI


STRAIGHT CONNECTOR 22MM X 20MM MI
STRAIGHT CONNECTOR 18MM X 20MM MI
STRAIGHT CONNECTOR 28MM X 25MM MI
STRAIGHT CONNECTOR 28MM X 20MM MI

elbows
SGE2
SGE3
SGE4
SGE43
SGE5
SGE54

swivel connector
SXC23
SXC3
SXC34
SXC4
SXC43
SXC5
SXC54

SWIVEL NUT CONNECTOR 15MM X 15MM FI


SWIVEL NUT CONNECTOR 18MM X 15MM FI
SWIVEL NUT CONNECTOR 18MM X 20MM FI
SWIVEL NUT CONNECTOR 22MM X 20MM FI
SWIVEL NUT CONNECTOR 18MM X 20MM FI
SWIVEL NUT CONNECTOR 28MM X 25MM FI
SWIVEL NUT CONNECTOR 28MM X 20MM FI

ELBOW 15MM
ELBOW 18MM
ELBOW 22MM
ELBOW 22MM X 18MM
ELBOW 28MM
ELBOW 28MM X 22MM

reducing tees
(branch size shown last)
SGT223
SGT224
SGT332
SGT334
SGT433
SGT434
SGT442
SGT443
SGT445
SGT553
SGT554

TEE 15MM X 15MM X 18MM


TEE 15MM X 15MM X 22MM
TEE 18MM X 18MM X 15MM
TEE 18MM X 18MM X 22MM
TEE 22MM X 18MM X 18MM
TEE 22MM X 18MM X 22MM
TEE 22MM X 22MM X 15MM
TEE 22MM X 22MM X 18MM
TEE 22MM X 22MM X 28MM
TEE 28MM X 28MM X 18MM
TEE 28MM X 28MM X 22MM

swivel elbows
SXE23
SXE24
SXE3
SXE34
SXE4
SXE43
SXE5

SWIVEL NUT ELBOW 15MM X 15MM FI


SWIVEL NUT ELBOW 15MM X 20MM FI
SWIVEL NUT ELBOW 18MM X 15MM FI
SWIVEL NUT ELBOW 18MM X 20MM FI
SWIVEL NUT ELBOW 22MM X 20MM FI
SWIVEL NUT ELBOW 22MM X 15MM FI
SWIVEL NUT ELBOW 28MM X 25MM FI

hose plates
SH3
SH4A
SH5

HOSE PLATE 18MM X 15MM FI


HOSE PLATE 22MM X 20MM FI
HOSE PLATE 28MM X 25MM FI

shower breeches
SHBR150MM SHOWER BREECH 150MM
SHBR200MM SHOWER BREECH 200MM

blank plugs
SBP2
SBP3
SBP4
SBP5

BLANK PLUG 15MM


BLANK PLUG 18MM
BLANK PLUG 22MM
BLANK PLUG 28MM

sink/bath breeches
SINKBR200MM SINK/BATH BREECH 200MM
SINKBR300MM SINK/BATH BREECH 300MM

test plugs
STP2
STP3
STP4
STP5

TEST PLUG 15MM


TEST PLUG 18MM
TEST PLUG 22MM
TEST PLUG 28MM

pipe clips
Part Code

Description

SGPS2MN
SGPS2MT
SGPS2TN
SGPS2WS
SGPS3MN
SGPS3MT
SGPS3TN
SGPS3WS
SGPS4MN
SGPS4MT
SGPS4TN
SGPS4WS
SGPS5MN
SGPS5MT
SGPS5TN
SGPS5WS

PIPE CLIP MASONARY NAIL 15MM


PIPE CLIP METALTEK SCREW 15MM
PIPE CLIP TIMBER NAIL 15MM
PIPE CLIP WOOD SCREW 15MM
PIPE CLIP MASONARY NAIL 18MM
PIPE CLIP METALTEK SCREW 18MM
PIPE CLIP TIMBER NAIL 18MM
PIPE CLIP WOOD SCREW 18MM
PIPE CLIP MASONARY NAIL 22MM
PIPE CLIP METALTEK SCREW 22MM
PIPE CLIP TIMBER NAIL 22MM
PIPE CLIP WOOD SCREW 22MM
PIPE CLIP MASONARY NAIL 28MM
PIPE CLIP METAL TEK SCREW 28MM
PIPE CLIP TIMBER NAIL 28MM
PIPE CLIP WOODSCREW 28MM

female lugged tees


SWT3
SWT4

crimping tools

LUGGED TEE 18MM X 15MM FI


LUGGED TEE 22MM X 20MM FI

SCT2
SCT3
SCT4
SCT5

CRIMP TOOL 15MM


CRIMP TOOL 18MM
CRIMP TOOL 22MM
CRIMP TOOL 28MM

female test caps

female lugged elbows


SW23
SW3
SW34
SW4
SW43

DQPC15B
DQPC15R
DQPC20B
DQPC20R

TEST CAP 15MM FI BLUE


TEST CAP 15MM FI RED
TEST CAP 20MM FI BLUE
TEST CAP 20MM FI RED

crimp gauge
P-1N025
SCG

LUGGED ELBOW 15MM X 15MM FI


LUGGED ELBOW 18MM X 15MM FI
LUGGED ELBOW 18MM X 20MM FI
LUGGED ELBOW 22MM X 20MM FI
LUGGED ELBOW 22MM X 15MM FI

CRIMP RING GAUGE 28MM


CRIMP RING GAUGE 18MM & 22MM

starter kit
BASICGOLDKIT BASIC STARTER KIT

male test caps

male lugged elbows


SWM23100
SWM3100
SWM3A
SWM3E
SWM4100
SWM4A

LUGGED ELBOW 15MM X 15MM MI 100MM LONG


LUGGED ELBOW 18MM X 15MM MI 100MM LONG
LUGGED ELBOW 18MM X 15MM MI 65MM LONG
LUGGED ELBOW 18MM X 15MM MI 150MM LONG
LUGGED ELBOW 22MM X 20MM MI 100MM LONG
LUGGED ELBOW 22MM X 20MM MI 75MM LONG

DQPP15B
DQPP15R
DQPP20B
DQPP20R

TEST PLUG 15MM MI BLUE


TEST PLUG 15MM MI RED
TEST PLUG 20MM MI BLUE
TEST PLUG 20MM MI RED

handi bracket
DHB01

HANDI FIX BRACKET

crimp rings
SGR2A
SGR3A
SGR4A
SGR5A

CRIMP RING 15MM


CRIMP RING 18MM
CRIMP RING 22MM
CRIMP RING 28MM

pipe cutter
T100

PIPE CUTTER

making the joint

Code of practice

Fittings are secured to the pipe with a metal


ring, which is crimped around the outside of
the pipe, using the SecuraGold crimping tool.
The following procedure must be followed:

Local Authority Approval

Supports

Dux SecuraGold has the Australian


Standards Mark. Therefore is approved by
local authorities. However, special conditions
may apply to some areas. Always check with
your local authority before installation.

The maximum spacing between supports


shall be in accordance with the requirements
of AS3500. Use purpose made clips which
have been designed to permit free thermal
movement. DO NOT use metal pipe clips.

System identification

1 Make certain that the pipe end is cut


clean, square and free from burrs.

2 Push pipe right up to fitting shoulder.


The correct depth of pipe into the
fitting is approximately 13mm. Do not
use a lubricant. Ensure pipe is visible
through eye-spy holes.

3 Position crimp tool jaws centrally over


the crimp ring at 90 to the pipe, and
close handle to stop point.

All pipes and fittings are identified with


the Dux name. Ensure that only pipe and
fittings marked in this way are used to
guarantee satisfactory performance.

Pipe
Size

Horizontal or
Graded Clipping
Distance (mm)

Vertical
Clipping
Distance (mm)

15mm

600

1200

18mm

600

1200

22mm

700

1400

Storage and handling

28mm

750

1500

Polybutylene is not UV resistant


and should be stored under cover.
In installations exposed to direct
sunlight pipework must be covered with
a protective sleeve. Its flexibility permits
considerable freedom of handling, but
care should be taken not to cut, abrade
or crush the pipe. All fittings should be
treated in a similar manner.
Any pipe installed externally or where
the pipe passes through walls must be
encapsulated in ducting pipe or other
material such as lagging to avoid UV
or wear damage.
Coils should be stacked a maximum of
10 high. Heavy and sharp objects must
not be placed on top of pipe.

Tension

Bending

Testing

Polybutylene pipe can be repeatedly flexed


without harm. The recommended minimum
bending radius is ten times the pipe
diameter. Where tighter bends are required,
elbows must be used. Care should be taken
to avoid overbending and buckling the pipe.
If accidentally kinked, the damaged section
must be replaced.

In accordance with AS/NZS 3500,


the installation must be pressure tested
after installation, to a hydrostatic pressure
of 1500 kPa at 20C for a period of not less
than 30 minutes. Pressure testing before
lining is good trade practice and is strongly
recommended. The SecuraGold male
and female test caps have been specifically
designed to facilitate testing.

Under concrete
Polybutylene can be installed under
concrete in accordance with AS3500
or to Local Authority requirements
4 Check each crimp joint with the Go
gauge. If the gauge does not fit over
the ring, the ring is under-crimped.
Remove fitting and ring and replace.
Note: Joints can only be crimped once.
If a joint does not pass the gauge test, check:
1 The joint has in fact been crimped.
2 Re-adjust tool until correct crimping
occurs.
If unsatisfactory, cut-out and
replace with new fitting.

Where pipework leaves or enters


a concrete slab it must be sleeved for
the full depth of the slab penetration.
Joints should be avoided under concrete.

Do not pull pipe tight during installation


as this will restrict pipe movement during
expansion and contraction.

Expansion
The linear expansion rate for Polybutylene
pipe is approximately 13mm per 10C
temperature change for every 10 metres
of pipe. Make allowance for expansion
based on this value. For most installations
this low expansion rate combined with
the pipes flexibility eliminates the need
to allow for expansion. Pipes must not be
anchored rigidly or pulled tight between
fixed points.

Note: When pressure testing additions


to an existing installation, it is advisable
to cap the addition and test independently,
as the existing pipework and fixtures may
be damaged by the high test pressure.
The SecuraGold system fully
complies with the Australian
Standard AS/NZ 2642 Parts 2
and 3 and has Standards Mark
Licence No. 1289.

Concrete walls
Polybutylene should be placed in
a formed chase wrapped with an
impermeable flexible material.
Avoid joints wherever possible.

The SecuraGold system must


be installed to the requirements
of AS/NZ3500.
AS 2642.2 Lic1289
SAI Global

Pipe and fittings are manufactured


in ISO 9001 certified facilities

frequently asked questions

How high a water temperature


can SecuraGold handle?

Why is a SecuraGold pipe


flexible?

How does the weather affect


the SecuraGold system?

The highest continuous rating is 80C at


760 Kpa however Polybutylene pipe will
handle intermittent flows of water as hot
as 99C without deterioration.

Installation is a lot simpler no more notching


out framing as with rigid pipes. Simply drill
holes and feed the pipe through them the
way an electrician does with his cables.
Also, using flexible coils of pipe can often
reduce the number of joints required.

It doesnt the degree of flexibility


of Polybutylene doesnt change in the
severe cold or heat. Its just as easy to
handle and doesnt become brittle in
cold weather. The fittings are equally
unaffected by extremes of weather.

What about water hammer?

What about liming up


in Polybutylene?

Is SecuraGold affected by
freezing?
No, the pipe stays flexible even at
temperatures as low as -50C.

Does Polybutylene have a


high expansion rate?
Temperature changes have only a slight
effect on Polybutylene. For every 10C
change, 10 metres of pipe will expand or
contract only 13mm, which is a lot less than
most plastics.

Is it a complete system?
Defintely, everything thats needed for a
standard plumbing system is there, including
copper breeches for sinks, baths and showers.

Polybutylene is a flexible piping system


and absorbs the shock that causes noise,
reducing the hammer effect.

What are coiled straights?


25m coiled straights have been
through a process that virtually
eliminates the coil spring effect as
the pipe is drawn out of the roll.
They offer the convenience of
5m straight pipe with less waste.
This equates to easier transport
and handling.

There isnt any! Polybutylene is


chemically inert.

What about other water


conditions?
Polybutylene is perfect for handling all
kinds of water conditions there is no
lime-up, no rust or corrosion, no erosion,
no discolouration and no taste.

Can you connect SecuraGold


to other pipe systems
of a different material?
The SecuraGold range includes a range
of brazing tails, compression adapters
and threaded connectors to enable easy
connection to other pipe systems.

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