Technical Specifications

Copper Tube

MM Kembla recommends using our high quality Australian Kembla copper tube. KemPress® is suitable for use with hard, half hard and annealed Type A & B copper tube complying with AS1432. KemPress® fittings can also be used on existing copper tube complying with AS1432. The tube must be in reasonable condition with no signs of external corrosion or any surface damage. For detailed information on copper tube specification refer to The Plumbers Handbook. Contact MM Kembla to obtain a hard copy or download the latest edition here.

Fittings

An extensive range of KemPress® fittings are available for both Water and Gas applications. Inside each fitting is a sealing element called an Elastomeric O-ring. A black O-ring indicates the fitting is for Water applications, and a yellow O-ring indicates the fitting is for Gas applications. They are not interchangeable for their different applications. See the O-ring Compatibility table in the KemPress® Design & Installation Guide for specific applications. It is essential that the O-rings are not contaminated or damaged by foreign material such as copper swarf or sharp metal. Gas fittings are clearly marked on the fittings and also on the packaging with a distinctive Yellow colour and the word GAS.

For more information on KemPress® fittings please see the KemPress® Fittings page or refer to the KemPress® Design & Installation Guide.

Press Tools

The KemPress® tool is the smartest, lightweight copper pressing tool on the market and its slim line design makes it easy to handle. Two tool kits are available for your pressing needs:

  • KemPress® Small Tool Kit (KPS)
    • Small Press Tool
    • 15,20,25 & 32mm Jaws
    • 2 x 12V Batteries
    • 230V 50-60 Hz Charger
    • Tool Case
  •  KemPress® Large Tool Kit (KPL2)
    • Large Press Tool
    • 15,20,25,32,40 & 50mm Jaws
    • 2 x 12V Batteries
    • 230V 50-60 Hz Charger
    • Tool Case

For more information on the KemPress® Tools see the KemPress® Tools page or refer to the KemPress® Design & Installation Guide.