PIPING MADE EASY WITH RAPID INSTALLATION

Our RapidPress pressfit system is fast, efficient, and easy to use, making it the perfect solution for a wide range of applications. With options available in stainless steel, copper, copper nickel, and marine, RapidPress is the go-to supplier for pressfit systems in New Zealand.

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RapidPress Systems

With the RapidPress Stainless Steel press fit system for potable water, compressed air, steam and gas installations, RapidPress offers a comprehensive press-fit range in the dimension range from 15 – 168.3 mm OD, together with piping pressing tools and accessories.

Product Range

Material

O-Ring

Diameters

Min/Max degrees centigrade

Note

STAINLESS STEEL

EPDM

Ø 15 - 168.3 mm

-20 / +120°C 16 bar Max 16 bar

Ø139.7 - 168.3mm Oversize

STAINLESS STEEL

FKM

Ø 15 - 108 mm

-20 / +220°C 16 bar Max 16 bar

FKM Seal

STAINLESS STEEL

NBR - HNBR

Ø 15 - 108 mm

-20 / +70°C 5 bar Max 5 bar

Methane, Natural Gas & LPG

STAINLESS STEEL

STEAM

Ø 15 - 54 mm

-20 / +165°C 7 bar Max 7 bar

Product Range

Material

O-Ring

Diameters

Min/Max degrees centigrade

Note

STAINLESS STEEL

EPDM

Ø 15 - 168.3 mm

-20 / +120°C 16 bar Max 16 bar

Ø139.7 - 168.3mm Oversize

Product Range

Material

O-Ring

Diameters

Min/Max degrees centigrade

Note

STAINLESS STEEL

FKM

Ø 15 - 108 mm

-20 / +220°C 16 bar Max 16 bar

FKM Seal

Product Range

Material

O-Ring

Diameters

Min/Max degrees centigrade

Note

STAINLESS STEEL

NBR - HNBR

Ø 15 - 108 mm

-20 / +70°C 5 bar Max 5 bar

Methane, Natural Gas & LPG

Product Range

Material

O-Ring

Diameters

Min/Max degrees centigrade

Note

STAINLESS STEEL

STEAM

Ø 15 - 54 mm

-20 / +165°C 7 bar Max 7 bar

Applications

RapidPress press fittings are made of high-alloyed austenitic stainless Cr-Ni-Mo steel (AISI 316L/1.4404) and marked with the manufacturer name, diameter, DVGW test symbol, and internal code. The press fittings come with a black EPDM seal ring standardly fitted. These high-quality components are perfect for heating, cooling, compressed air, oil, and diesel lines in various sectors, including food & beverage, industrial, civil, and manufacturing.

Potable Water

Heating

Cooling

Compressed Air

Solar Thermal

Fire Protection Systems

Process Water

Wastewater

Technical Information

We also have a technical guide available. Download it using the button below.

Lenticular Seal Profile

Up to 20% enlargement of sealing surface

OD 15mm – 168mm 

Sizes availables for both Tube & Fittings

Stocked in New Zealand

Fast dispatch & delivery

Material Traceability

Test Certificates available

Leak Before Press

Up to 54mm Seals leak before press

Different Seal Options

EPDM, FKM, HNBR & Steam seals available

Pressure & Temperature Rating

• Standard Maximum operating pressure: 230PSI / 16Bar
• Up to 928PSI / 64Bar available on approved
applications.
• Operating temperature: -20°C / +120°C
• Maximum temperature: 220°C with RapidPress Extreme.

Metric Tube & Fittings

The RapidPress system uses metric size fittings and tube. Stocked sizes in stainless steel include 15, 22, 28, 35, 42, 54, 76.1, 88.9, 108, 139.7 and 168.3.

WaterMarkTM Approval
The RapidPress system is WaterMark approved for use with potable water when using stainless steel  grade 316L. This certifies the product complies with the plumbing code and the relevant standards

Regulatory Approvals

Seal Specifications

Black EPDM O-ring Seals
The black EPDM rubber seal is standard for stainless steel and carbon steel systems. EPDM is suitable for temperatures between -20 and +120 °C and for pressures up to a maximum of 230PSI / 16Bar. It has a host of applications and is used for drinking water, heating, cooling, steam, fire fighting, compressed air (oil free) and inert gas systems.

Green FKM O-Ring Seals
The green FKM seal is used in high temperature or with harsh chemicals. It is suitable for temperatures between -20 and +220 °C and for pressures up to a maximum of 230PSI / 16Bar.

Yellow HNBR O-Ring Seals
The yellow HNBR seals are used with our gas rated press-fit system as they are resistant to ageing and heat. HNBR stands for Hydrogenated Nitrile Butadiene Rubber and is also known as Highly Saturated Nitrile or HSN. They are suitable for temperatures between -20°C and +70°C, and for pressures up to a maximum of 70 PSI or 5Bar.

White STEAM O-Ring Seals 

The White seals are used for saturated steam press-sit system installations suitable for temperatures between –20 and 165°C and a maximum pressure of 7 absolute bars. The STEAM o-ring is compatible with hydrocarbons, oils and other aggressive substances. Made of AISI 316L, one of the best stainless steel alloys, tested and approved by the main International institutions.

What Are the Unique Features of RapidPress Press-Fit Seals?

Watch the video below for more details

Tooling

The Metal Company supplies a range of NovoPress Pressing Tools for use with the RapidPress System, available to either purchase or hire.

NOVOPRESS ACO203BT

NOVOPRESS ACO203XL

More Information?

Please contact the crew at The Metal Company, because We Make Buying Stainless Steel Easy.

More Videos

RapidPress Deburrer Tool | RapidPress Rundown

The RapidPress Deburrer Tool is designed for use on RapidPress tube from 15-54mm but can also be used on other stainless tubes or pipes. Watch Patrick discuss what the deburrer tool is and how to use it.

RapidPress Rotary Tube Cutter | RapidPress Rundown

The RapidPress rotary tube cutter is our preferred method of cutting tubes from 15mm – 76mm as it leaves a burr free edge on the external of the tube. Watch Patrick discuss how to use this tool.

RapidPress Expansion Bellows | RapidPress Rundown

When pipelines are heated or cooled it can cause them to expand or contract in length. If this is not compensated for it can put extreme pressure on welds or pressed joints resulting in failure. Watch Patrick discuss our RapidPress Expansion Bellows.

RapidPress Bends vs Elbows | RapidPress Rundown

In our RapidPress bends range we stock Female-Female bends and Male-Female bends available in both 90 degree and 45 degree configurations. In our elbows range we stock a Male Female 90 degree elbow. Watch Patrick discuss the difference between our RapidPress bends and elbows.

RapidPress BSP Unions | RapidPress Rundown

In our RapidPress BSP Union range we have both the male and female BSP union’s available. Our RapidPress BSP Unions consist of three parts, the BSP end connection, a flat faced seal and the press end connection. Watch Patrick discuss.

RapidPress Couplers vs Slip Couplers | RapidPress Rundown

The RapidPress coupler and RapidPress slip coupler are used for joining tubes and fittings from sizes 15mm to 108mm. Watch Patrick discuss the difference between these couplers.

How To Use The RapidPress Depth Gauge | RapidPress Rundown

The RapidPress depth gauge is an essential tool for quick and easy pipe work installation. It ensures the correct insertion depth of the tube into the coupling, creating a leak-free connection. The gauge comes with different measurements, allowing you to measure from 15mm up to 168.3mm. Watch Patrick discuss the correct use of the RapidPress depth gauge and why it’s important to use this every install.

RapidPress Press-Fit System vs Threaded Pipe Systems | RapidPress Rundown

Watch Patrick discuss on this episode of RapidPress Rundown the differences between the RapidPress Press-Fit System and threaded pipe systems.

Novopress Tool ACO203XL

The Novopress ACO203XL pressing tool is a Bluetooth model which allows you to connect your smartphone to this device to download any pressing data, pressing history or any servicing requirements. This tool here will press from 15mm up to 108mm. Watch Patrick discuss what the ACO203XL tool is and why it can make pipework installation quicker and easier.

Novopress Tool ACO203BT

The Novopress ACO203BT pressing tool makes installation of RapidPress press-fit systems quick and easy and utilises an M Press profile. Featuring Bluetooth connectivity to the Novopress app, a forward facing LED light. Watch Patrick discuss.

Further Information

How to Use the Rapidpress Deburrer Tool

How to Use the Rapidpress Rotary Tube Cutter

What Does Leak Before Press Mean?

Is The RapidPress System Safe?