RWC presents new SharkBite Air & Pneumatics, the innovative range of brass push-fit fittings for compressed air and pneumatics
RELIANCE WORLDWIDE CORPORATION, with its John Guest and SharkBite brands, offers an even broader range of push-fit solutions that provide higher performance, easier installation, and better labor and energy savings than traditional methods.
RWC expands its range of reliable, sustainable and efficient push-fit solutions for compressed air and pneumatics with the new SharkBite Air & Pneumatics brass push-fit fittings.
Specially designed for medium to large commercial and industrial applications, the SharkBite Air & Pneumatics push-fit fitting system is ideal for heavy-duty applications, as it can support pressures up to 20 bar, exceeding market standards and providing peace of mind to installers. This system solves common industry challenges such as long installation times, pipe corrosion, pressure drops and leaks that lead to higher energy costs.
Available in sizes ranging from 10 mm up to 54 mm
Available in sizes ranging from 10 mm up to 54 mm, SharkBite Air & Pneumatics’ range of quick-connect fittings – including a 45° elbow to improve airflow and reduce pressure drop – ensure fast, reliable connections. With one simple operation, a perfect joint can be made, without the need for tools, silicone, heat intervention, solder or glue. In fact, SharkBite Air & Pneumatics push-fit fittings use the technology of the ‘grip+seal’ combination: the stainless-steel ring, which grips the hose, plus the O-ring, providing a tight seal. In addition, the tamper-proof design ensures secure disassembly, making system expansions and modifications quick and easy. Designed to securely crimp anodized aluminum tubing, this innovative range is also compatible with painted aluminum, copper, PEXa and nylon tubing.
“Customers face a number of performance related issues with copper and steel compressed air installations. These systems are prone to corrosion and degrade over time, resulting in leaks and pressure drops, which impact energy consumption, equipment lifecycle and user efficiency,” said Fabio Bellini, Business Specification Manager at Reliance Worldwide Corporation.
Designed for small to medium-sized applications up to 10 bar
The new SharkBite Air & Pneumatics solutions complement John Guest-branded range of plastic push-fit fittings designed for small to medium-sized applications up to 10 bar, such as garages and small commercial premises. Both plastic and brass push-fit systems meet the need for flexibility as layouts in factories, buildings, etc., must adapt and change faster than ever with minimal downtime. All John Guest and SharkBite compressed air systems can be easily disassembled, extended or modified, making life easier for installers, improving system efficiency and performance, and cutting set up times by 50% compared to traditional methods.
Bellini added, “With SharkBite and John Guest Air & Pneumatics, we now have two world-class, reliable push-fit solutions to suit all compressed air and pneumatics applications. Downtime will be a thing of the past, and pipelines can be reconfigured in just seconds, rather than hours or days.”
More information on Compressed Air & Pneumatics solutions by RWC is available here.