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FlexTee flexible mat accommodates coiled pipe ovality as well as standard pipe FlexTee joint integrity without rerounding

or clamping FlexTee fast and simple installation improves productivity

the award-winning tapping tee

the award-winning tapping tee


How much would a failed tapping tee joint cost you?
Time? Money? Reputation? Your job? move on to the next tapping tee as soon as the fusion cycle ends.

FlexTee delivers quality joints on both straight and coiled pipe. FlexTee is the inaugural winner of the Water Dragons trophy - a prize awarded by SBWWI* and judged by senior water company executives for the service or product innovation with the potential to deliver the most significant combination of technical and commercial benefits for utilities.

FlexTee is the new award-winning tapping tee from Fusion which enables you to deliver a quality joint every time.
As with all the best ideas, the basic concept behind FlexTee is devilishly simple and, in retrospect, blindingly obvious. Rather than trying to force the pipe to conform to the shape of the tapping tee, FlexTee has a flexible electrofusion mat which conforms to the shape of the pipe. A sacrificial understrap keeps the tapping tee in place both during and after the electrofusion jointing process. Other than a screwdriver no tooling is required to install FlexTee: no re-rounding clamps, no top-loading clamps nothing! Your service laying teams are free to

Do you use coiled polyethylene pipe?


If you do, youll know that the coiling process creates ovality in the pipe. Youll also recognise only too well the problems that this ovality generates when you look to achieve optimal joint integrity when electrofusing tapping tees. Traditionally, the emphasis has been on re-rounding the pipe. At best, re-rounding is an imperfect, timeconsuming and expensive process requiring installation teams to carry additional tooling; at worst, it is ignored. In either case, guaranteeing a quality joint is fraught with potential problems.

*Society of British Water and Wastewater Industries

FlexTee Installation guide


To fit the FlexTee from Fusion, follow the simple process outlined below.

Scrape the pipe.

Mark on the pipe the area to be scraped.

Scrape the pipe.

Place the FlexTee on the pipe. As with any electrofusion fitting, ensure that the fusion mat remains clean and uncontaminated.

Scrape the pipe.

Feed the underpart under the pipe....

....and clip in place.

Tighten the two retaining screws until the stops meet.

Attach the electrofusion leads.

Fuse using barcode, Fusamatic or manual entry of fusion parameters.

Technical specification and range


FlexTees are rated at 10 bar for gas applications and PN16 for water applications FlexTees are manufactured in black polyethylene (PE100)

Phase One Available today


Fitting Code FLTBKHA63X20U FLTBKHA63X25U FLTBKHA63X32U FLTBKHA75X20U FLTBKHA75X25U FLTBKHA75X32U FLTBKHA90X20U FLTBKHA90X25U FLTBKHA90X32U FLTBKHA110X20U FLTBKHA110X25U FLTBKHA110X32U FLTBKHA125X20U FLTBKHA125X25U FLTBKHA125X32U FLTBKHA160X20U FLTBKHA160X25U FLTBKHA160X32U FLTBKHA180X20U FLTBKHA180X25U FLTBKHA180X32U Fitting size 63x20mm 63x25mm 63x32mm 75x20mm 75x25mm 75x32mm 90x20mm 90x25mm 90x32mm 110x20mm 110x25mm 110x32mm 125x20mm 125x25mm 125x32mm 160x20mm 160x25mm 160x32mm 180x20mm 180x25mm 180x32mm L (mm) 83 83 83 83 83 83 83 83 83 83 83 83 83 83 83 83 83 83 83 83 83 H (mm) 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 h (mm) 59.5 59.5 59.5 65.5 65.5 65.5 73 73 73 83 83 83 90.5 90.5 90.5 108 108 108 118 118 118 W (mm) 119 119 119 119 119 119 119 119 119 119 119 119 119 119 119 119 119 119 119 119 119 Fusion Time (secs) 110 110 110 110 110 110 110 110 110 120 120 120 120 120 120 140 140 140 140 140 140 Cooling Time (mins) 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 Weight (kg) 0.221 0.221 0.221 0.221 0.221 0.221 0.222 0.222 0.222 0.222 0.222 0.222 0.231 0.231 0.231 0.242 0.242 0.242 0.242 0.242 0.242 Box Quantity 12 12 12 12 12 12 10 10 10 10 10 10 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8

Phase Two
The following FlexTees are currently undergoing development, testing and approval. Check the Fusion website for the latest updates. 40x20mm 40x25mm 40x32mm 50x20mm 50x25mm 50x32mm 200x20mm 200x25mm 200x32mm 225x20mm 225x25mm 225x32mm 250x20mm 250x25mm 250x32mm 280x20mm 280x25mm 280x32mm

All FlexTees have been tested and approved to EN 12201-3, EN 1555-3, WIS 4-32-08

UK Sales
Tel: +44 (0) 1246 455998 Fax: +44 (0) 1246 261785 E-mail: sales@fusiongroup.com

International Sales
Tel: +44 (0) 1246 268666 Fax: +44 (0) 1246 268052 E-mail: international@fusiongroup.com

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