Bargain Basement or Quality Assured?
Malleable iron pipe fittings come in many shapes and sizes and the decision you make when purchasing for your next project is easy, isn’t it? Or maybe it isn’t as easy as you think. When an installation is completed or priced by your chosen contractor, what are they installing on your site? Are you getting Kite Marked approved malleable iron pipe fittings or bargain basement product that might let you down in the future. Our latest Blog explores the difference between Kite Marked and bargain basement products.
Malleable Iron Pipe Fittings Bargain Basement
Here at Besseges (Valves, Tubes & Fittings) Ltd and valvestubesfittings.com we cannot offer you a bargain basement malleable iron fitting from stock; and truthfully, we wouldn’t waste your time or yours by considering it. The reason behind this is simple, we are a trusted supplier of quality malleable iron pipe fittings and we must trust the brand we offer our customers.
A few years ago, when one of our competitors flooded the market with; what we would call bargain basement malleable iron pipe fittings. By the end of the first year of selling the product we were reliably informed; they had no less than five containers of returns. We have sold our branded product for over a decade and product issues are thankfully a rare event.
Inferior quality malleable iron pipe fittings claim pressure and temperature ratings that could be based on non-approved testing procedures. If fittings are manufactured without quality procedures and don’t have to achieve the rigours required by British and European standards; what certainty do you have on pressure and temperature guidelines.
Casting quality can vary from one factory to another, what guidelines are used to create consistent quality material? On malleable iron pipe fittings manufactured without recognised or certified procedures; how can anyone truly know if these fittings will last once installed.
Many industries already regulate the minimum standard of malleable iron pipe fittings required, the LPC and FM in the UK for fire protection requires the use of malleable iron pipe fittings to BS EN 10242:1995 which; requires the use of taper/taper threaded products. Installation for the gas industry require minimum standards to be adhered to, imagine the consequences of using mediocre quality fittings in these circumstances.
Malleable Iron Pipe Fittings Quality Assured
Quality assurance comes from manufacturing procedures controlled by businesses that are nationally and internationally approved. The first requirement must be the certainty that the manufacturer has ISO 9001:2008 certification which ensures guidelines are followed; and product traceability is paramount. Written procedures that that give us and other distributors the confidence in our primary manufacturers.
Equally important is the fact that all the malleable iron pipe fittings we stock are Kite Marked and manufactured by one of the biggest casting producers on the planet, Jinan Meide. So, when we supply the material we carry here in Ashton under Lyne, you have the certainty of quality fittings, taper male and taper female threads. Matching this we offer European manufactured steel tube BS EN 10255:2004 from Borusan Mannesmann and Cayirova Boru San both trusted and highly rated manufacturers.
Malleable iron pipe fittings from Besseges (Valves, Tubes & Fittings) Ltd and valvestubesfittings.com can be purchased by contacting our sales team or by clicking the link to our E-Commerce site. By speaking to our sales team, you can arrange to open a Trade Account or arrange a delivery to where the product is required. This year we have worked with other businesses to complete deliveries to as far afield as Canada. Installing quality assured malleable iron pipe fittings from us gives businesses peace of mind and our technical team can discuss the suitability of the fittings for your project.