Installation Instructions
Bib Taps Product Range

Last Updated

January 4, 2021

Flowflex reserve the right to alter the product ranges and specifications associated with its products without prior notice

Flowflex Bib Taps are a quick way of distributing and shutting off flow in a system. Flow is controlled through a quarter turn action which moves the hole in the ball inline or out of line with the flow, preventing or facilitating flow as appropriate. Chrome finish for an aesthetically appealing design.

Applications

  • Domestic
  • Commercial
  • Industrial

Preliminaries

Unpack and check that the valve is correct for its intended usage. The valve must be compatible with the system design, pressure & temperature requirements and must also be suitable for the fluids it is intended to carry. Check that the flow paths are clear and that the threads are free from debris. To ensure ease of operation, maintenance and repair, the location of the valve should be decided during the system design phase. Valves should be appropriately supported to prevent strain on the valve and the pipework.

Equipment

Materials
  • Copper Pipe
  • Bib Tap
Tools
  • Adjustable Spanner
  • Pipe Cutting Tool
  • Internal & External Pipe Deburring Tool

Installation

Preparation

Preparation

Before installation check the valve, flow paths and the thread on the pipe are complete, clean and free from debris and surface defects.

It is important that your pipe is the correct size and length. Failure to do so could impact on the quality of your jointing.

Connecting

Connecting

Screw the valve onto the pipe or directly onto a compression wall plate fixing. Use spanner flats adjacent to the pipe joint being made.

Do not over pack the threads, PTFE Tape is preferred.

Operation

Operation

Bib Tap has a lever which operates an integral 1/4 turn ball valve for isolation.

Bib tap has a convenient Hose tail to connect directly onto your outlet.

Testing

We recommend that all systems are throughly tested upon completion. Whenever possible, completed systems should also be flushed to remove debris.

Maintenance

Regular maintenance is the most efficient method of ensuring longer term uninterrupted operational efficiency. It is recommended that within the 1st year that valves should be visually inspected for leaks and that a complete manoeuvre cycle is carried out to check the valve and prevent scale from forming every 3 months. Where a valve is working under extreme conditions it is recommended to check it more frequently.

Hydraulic Installations

In hydraulic based installations, the system may be tested to 1.5 times the working pressure of the system. If higher test pressures are required, then please contact us for further advice.

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