MM Kembla has been providing our customers with the highest quality and most reliable products and services for over 100 years. Established in 1916, MM Kembla is Australia’s only copper tube manufacturer and operates from its original site at Port Kembla, NSW Australia.

MM Kembla remains the most highly regarded supplier of copper plumbing tube across Australia, New Zealand, Asia & The Middle East. Kembla copper tube is manufactured and certified to Australian, British & European, American and New Zealand standards and strict MM Kembla internal specifications.

INSIST ON KEMBLA
COPPER TUBE
KEMLAG
GREEN COLOURED
PRE-INSULATED TUBE COPPERFOR A VARIETY OF END USES
KEMLAC
LILAC COLOURED
PRE-LAGGED COPPER TUBE FOR RECYCLED WATER
KEMLINE
BISCUIT COLOURED
PRE-LAGGED COPPER TUBE FOR GAS
AUSTRALIAN STANDARD AS 1432 Pre-lagged Copper Tube
INSIST ON KEMBLA
COPPER TUBE
KEMLAG PLUS
WHITE COLOURED WITH RED STRIPE, POLYETHYLENE
INTERNALLY GROOVED, PRE-INSULATED COPPER TUBE
FOR HOT AND COLD WATER
KEMLINE PLUS
WHITE COLOURED POLYETHYLENE
PRE-INSULATED COPPER TUBE FOR
COLD WATER AND GAS LINE APPLICATIONS
BRITISH & EUROPEAN STANDARD
BS EN1057 Pre-lagged
Copper Tube
INSIST ON KEMBLA
COPPER TUBE
KEMCORE
TECHNOLOGY
WITH KEMCORE
TECHNOLOGY
SUPERIOR TUBE
WALL THICKNESS
CONTROL FOR
OPTIMUM PRESS PERFORMANCE
INSIST ON KEMBLA
COPPER TUBE
KEMCORE
TECHNOLOGY
WITH KEMCORE
TECHNOLOGY
SUPERIOR CARBON
CLEANINESS
IMPROVED CORROSION
RESISTANCE
KEMBLA
COPPER TUBE
IS HYGENIC
COPPER FIGHTS
AND INHIBITES THE PROLIFERATION OF HARMFUL BACTERIA AND PATHOGENS, ENSURING YOUR DRINKING WATER IS FREE FROM NASTIES THAT COULD LEAD
TO ILLNESS

MM KEMBLA
Australian Standard
Copper Tube AS 1432

MM KEMBLA
British/European Standard
Copper Tube BS EN 1057

MM KEMBLA
New Zealand Standard
Copper Tube NZ 3501

MM KEMBLA
American Standard
Copper Tube ASTM B88

Kembla Australian Standard Copper Tube AS 1432

Kembla seamless copper tube manufactured to Australian Standard AS1432 is suitable for use in pressure and non-pressure plumbing, gas fitting and drainage applications and is available in sizes is available in 6.35mm up to 254mm. Kembla Copper Tube is available as “Hard Drawn” straight lengths, “Bendable Quality” (BQ) straight lengths, annealed coils and 120kg or 240kg layer wound packs for use by Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM’s) . All Kembla Copper Tubes are available in a variety of wall thickness to meet the safe working pressure requirements for varying applications.

Kembla copper tube to AS1432 is also available in pre-lagged straights and coils suitable for a variety of end-use applications where tube is to be protected from aggressive environments, concealed and/or to indicate the medium being transported (e.g. recycled water). Ideal for drinking water, all Kembla plumbing copper tubes are lead-free, Watermark Certified (Licence No. WMKA0945) and meet the stringent testing requirements of AS 4020: Materials in Contact with Drinking Water.

KemCore Technology & Press Fit System Optimisation

Utilising our unique and innovative KemCore technology for sizes up to and including DN50, Kembla Copper Tube has superior concentricity and consistent wall thickness and is optimised for superior performance with press fittings. MM Kembla’s KemCore technology uses unrivalled measurement systems and process controls to deliver optimal structural integrity to ensure long term performance and reliability and optimal conditions under force when fittings are pressed onto it when used with press-fit/crimp systems.

  • Plumbing
  • Gas Fittings
  • Drainage
  • Backed by MM Kembla’s reputation for quality, reliability and service for over 100 years
  • Watermark Certified (Licence no. WMKA0945)
  • 25 Year Manufacturers Warranty
  • Manufactured to AS1432 and strict MM Kembla internal quality standards and specifications
  • Stocked nationwide for prompt delivery
  • Superior internal carbon cleanliness providing improved corrosion resistance
  • Manufactured using KemCore technology – superior concentricity, uniform wall thickness and optimised for use with press fittings
  • Ability to handle high working pressures and extreme high and low temperatures (max service temperature of 200°C)
  • Superior flow rates due to low surface roughness
  • Minimal linear expansion and space requirements
  • Less bracketing/supports required than other piping systems
  • Excellent thermal conductivity – perfect energy efficient exchange of hot or cold fluids
  • Hygienic – fights and inhibits the proliferation of harmful bacteria and pathogens, ensuring high quality drinking water
  • Contains no additives, volatile organic compounds (VOC’s) or pigments and synthetic compounds
  • Strong & Reliable – provides protection to external damage, punctures, corrosion and system failure and is resistant to vermin attack
  • 10 times stronger than plastic pipe materials
  • UV resistant – suitable to be used in direct sunlight
  • Fire Resistant – Does not burn or support combustion, spread flame or emit toxic fumes during fire
  • Seamless Phosphorous Deoxidised Copper Tube, made of 99.90% Copper (Alloy C12200)
  • Available in sizes 6.35mm up to and including 254mm.
  • Available as ‘Hard Drawn’ straight lengths, (BQ) ‘Bendable Quality’ straight lengths or, annealed coils and annealed layer wound packs.
  • ‘Kemlag’ Pre-insulated copper tube is available with a green plastic sheathing. Used in a variety of end use applications e.g. short run domestic hot water lines, burying in corrosive soils, laying under floors and concrete slabs (where approved), chasing into walls and masonry, pipework exposed to aggressive environments.
  • Lagged copper tubes for recycled water are available with a lilac coloured lagging. Used for the purpose of differentiating between drinking water pipes and those used for recycled water.
  • ‘Kemline’ biscuit coloured pre-insulated tube is used as LP gas pipelines for vehicle engines and satisfies the requirements of AS 1425.
  • Plain copper 3m Handy coils available in sizes 1/2″and 3/4″.
  • MM Kembla copper tube can be cut to size. Lengths available from 1.5m (min order quantities apply).
  • How do you know you are using Kembla copper tube? Look for MM Kembla on the tubes inkmark or contact us and reference the 7 digit production code on the tube.

25 Years

MM Kembla’s manufacturing processes and quality systems are built upon over 100 years of experience in manufacturing copper tube in Port Kembla, Australia. An intensive ISO 9001 certified quality control system is applied to all MM Kembla AS 1432 copper plumbing tube to ensure all MM Kembla seamless copper tube is made from high residual phosphorous deoxidised copper classified as C12200 Alloy and conforms to AS1432 and Australian Watermark certification requirements.
MM Kembla warrants that if any installation using MM Kembla copper tube becomes defective or fails and MM Kembla is notified of the details and is satisfied that the defect or failure was a result of a manufacturing defect and not the result of faulty specification, installation or incompatible environment, MM Kembla will replace or repair the defective goods and make good the installation.

Copper Tube to AS1432 – Product Tables

Item CodeNom. SizeActual Tube Size (Metric)Actual Tube Size (Imperial)kg per 6m lengthPack Qty.*Safe Working Pressure (kPa)
T10472DN66.35 x 0.911/4” x 20g0.8320011,320
T89630DN15•12.70 x 1.021/2” x 19g2.011006,100
T79928DN18•15.88 x 1.225/8” x 18g3.001005,750
T67512DN20•19.05 x 1.423/4” x 17g4.221005,560
T79847DN2525.40 x 1.631” x 16g6.531004,750
T79812DN3231.75 x 1.631 1/4” x 16g8.28503,750
T79782DN4038.10 x 1.631 1/2” x 16g10.03503,100
T79715DN5050.80 x 1.632” x 16g13.52302,310
T89958DN6563.50 x 1.632 1/2” x 16g17.01301,840
T89931DN8076.20 x 2.033” x 14g25.39201,900
T89851DN100101.60 x 2.034” x 14g34.09101,500
T19151DN125127.00 x 2.035” x 14g42.7981,200
T19542DN150152.40 x 2.646” x 12g66.6871,300
T20078DN200203.20 x 2.648” x 12g89.271910
 Item CodeNom. SizeActual Tube Size (Metric)Actual Tube Size (Imperial)kg per 6m lengthPack Qty.*Safe Working Pressure (kPa)
T79987DN109.52 x 0.913/8” x 20g1.322007,220
T89621DN15•12.70 x 0.911/2” x 20g1.811005,290
T58769DN18•15.88 x 1.025/8” x 19g2.561004,810
T83356DN20•19.05 x 1.023/4” x 19g3.101003,970
T79839DN2525.40 x 1.221” x 18g4.971003,500
T79804DN3231.75 x 1.221 1/4” x 18g6.28502,780
T79774DN4038.10 x 1.221 1/2” x 18g7.59502,300
T79707DN5050.80 x 1.222” x 18g10.20301,710
T89940DN6563.50 x 1.222 1/2” x 18g12.82301,370
T89923DN8076.20 x 1.633” x 16g20.50201,520
T89842DN100101.60 x 1.634” x 16g27.49101,200
T19208DN125127.00 x 1.635” x 16g34.468960
T19607DN150152.40 x 2.036” x 14g51.4971,000
T20094DN200203.20 x 2.038” x 14g68.851720
Item CodeNom. SizeActual Tube Size (Metric)Actual Tube Size (Imperial)kg per 6m lengthPack Qty.*Safe Working Pressure (kPa)
T79031DN109.52 x 0.713/8” x 22g1.062005,520
T89460DN15•12.70 x 0.711/2” x 22g1.431004,070
T22438DN18•15.88 x 0.915/8” x 20g2.301004,180
T81434DN20•19.05 x 0.913/4” x 20g2.781003,450
T79456DN2525.40 x 0.911” x 20g3.761002,560
Item CodeNom. SizeActual Tube Size (Metric)Actual Tube Size (Imperial)kg per 6m lengthPack Qty.*Safe Working Pressure (kPa)
T89672DN3231.75 x 0.911 1/4” x 20g4.73502,040
T79766DN4038.10 x 0.911 1/2” x 20g5.71501,690
T79693DN5050.80 x 0.912” x 20g7.66301,260
T89761DN6563.50 x 0.912 1/2” x 20g9.61301,010
T89915DN8076.20 x 1.223” x 18g15.43201,130
T89834DN100101.60 x 1.224” x 18g20.6510890
T19658DN150152.40 x 1.636” x 16g41.457800
Item CodeActual Tube Size (Metric)Actual Tube Size (Imperial)LengthPack Qty. 
T7988019.05 x 1.223/4” x 18g6m100
T7496419.05 x 1.633/4” x 16g6m100
T89745101.60 x 0.914” x 20g6m10
T19691152.40 x 0.916” x 20g6m5
T20418254.00 x 2.6410” x 12g6m1
Item CodeActual Tube Size (Metric)Actual Tube Size (Imperial)LengthPack Qty.
TYPE A
T70459•12.70 x 1.021/2” x 19g6m25
T10642•19.05 x 1.423/4” x 17g6m25
TYPE B
T70475•12.70 x 0.911/2” x 20g6m25
T70531•15.88 x 1.025/8” x 19g6m25
T70581•19.05 x 1.023/4” x 19g6m25
T7069625.40 x 1.221” x 18g6m25
T5855631.75 x 1.221 1/4” x 18g6m150
T2099138.10 x 1.221 1/2” x 18g6m100
T6331250.80 x 1.222” x 18g6m75
T09938101.60 x 1.634” x 16g6m15
TYPE C
T70572•15.88 x 0.915/8” x 20g6m25
T70688•19.05 x 0.913/4” x 20g6m25
T7071825.40 x 0.911” x 20g6m25
Item CodeActual Tube Size (Metric)Actual Tube Size (Imperial)LengthPack Qty.
T1246712.70 x 0.911/2” x 20g6m25
T1240819.05 x 1.023/4” x 19g6m25
T1242525.40 x 1.221” x 18g6m25
T7833631.75 x 1.221 1/4” x 18g6m150
T5878538.10 x 1.221 1/2” x 18g6m100
T1590050.80 x 1.222” x 18g6m75
T1590563.50 x 1.222 1/2” x 18g6m60
T1591076.20 x 1.633” x 16g6m40
T90093101.60 x 1.634” x16g6m15
Item CodeActual Tube Size (Metric)Actual Tube Size (Imperial)LengthPack Qty.
TYPE A
T323286.35 x 0.911/4” x 20g30m5
T897707.94 x 0.915/16” x 20g30m5
T7965112.70 x 1.021/2” x 19g18m4
T7961819.05 x 1.423/4” x 17g18m2
T7957025.40 x 1.631” x 16g18m1
TYPE B
T796779.52 x 0.913/8” x 20g18m6
T7964212.70 x 0.911/2” x 20g18m4
T7962615.88 x 1.025/8” x 19g18m3
T7959619.05 x 1.023/4” x 19g18m3
T7956125.40 x 1.221” x 18g18m2
TYPE C
T7904915.88 x 0.915/8” x 20g18m3
T7958819.05 x 0.913/4” x 20g18m3
Item CodeActual Tube Size (Metric)Actual Tube Size (Imperial)LengthPack Qty.
TYPE A
T4446612.70 x 1.021/2” x 19g18m1
TYPE B
T4717112.70 x 0.911/2” x 20g18m1
T7027115.88 x 1.025/8” x 19g18m1
T7032719.05 x 1.023/4” x 19g18m1
TYPE C
T7030119.05 x 0.913/4” x 20g18m1
Item CodeActual Tube Size (Metric)Actual Tube Size (Imperial)LengthPack Qty.
T686316.35 x 0.911/4" x 20g18m1
T244477.94 x 0.915/16" x 20g30m1
T905489.52 x 0.913/8" x 20g18m1
The below are recommended maximum design velocities for AS1432 copper tube, consideration should be given to variable flows and peak operating periods during design to not exceed maximum velocities for extended periods.

PipingMaximum Velocity
Circulatory (flow)1.2 m/s
Non-circulatory (flow)3.0m/s
Circulatory return line1.0m/s
  1. Circulator means piping where there is forced circulation of heated water
  2. Circulatory piping does note include:
    1. Systems where the circulatory flow only occurs in response to activation by a user; and
    2. Primary circulation in a solar water heater

Kembla British/European Standard Copper Tube BS EN 1057

The EN 1057 Kembla Copper Tube range is suitable for drinking water purposes, both hot and cold, sanitation, central heating, gas and general engineering applications. The Kembla range is available in half hard and hard drawn tempers and is supplied in diameters from 15mm to 267mm diameter and a variety of wall thicknesses to meet Table X and Table Y requirements. Standard lengths of 5.8m are manufactured to facilitate ease of containerisation and stock of EN 1057 is available in Port Kembla, Australia.

Kemlag Plus® and Kemline Plus® pre-insulated polyethylene covered copper tubes are suitable for a variety of applications including burying in corrosive soils, laying under floors and concrete slabs (where approved), chasing into walls, exposed or aggressive environments and for reducing noise transmission. The covering is all Low Smoke Halogen Free (LSHF) and is suitable for continuous operating temperatures up to 90°C.

Kemlag Plus® insulation is internally grooved to entrap air and provide a thermal barrier. It is suitable for both hot and cold water plumbing and is useful in preventing condensation. Kemline Plus® is suitable for cold water applications and may be concealed or exposed to aggressive environments and is also suitable for gas line installations.

MM Kembla has been supplying EN 1057 for over 50 years and is the market leader throughout South East Asia. MM Kembla also exports to distributors in many countries around the world for immediate delivery.

All tubes are fully certified by testing authorities in Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, the Middle East and the United Kingdom and are guaranteed with a 25 Year Warranty.

KemCore Technology & Press Fit System Optimisation

Utilising our unique and innovative KemCore technology for sizes up to and including 54mm, Kembla Copper Tube has superior concentricity and consistent wall thickness and is optimised for superior performance with press fittings. MM Kembla’s KemCore technology uses unrivalled measurement systems and process controls to deliver optimal structural integrity to ensure long term performance and reliability and optimal conditions under force when fittings are pressed onto it when used with press-fit/crimp systems.

  • Plumbing
  • Gas Fittings
  • Drainage & Sanitation
  • Central Heating
  • General Engineering
  • Backed by MM Kembla’s reputation for quality, reliability and service for over 100 years
  • Independently certified to BS EN 1057 – Standards Mark Licence SMKP21391, BSI Certificate BMP 644675
  • 25 Year Manufacturers Warranty
  • Manufactured to BS EN 1057 and strict MM Kembla internal quality standards and specifications
  • Superior internal carbon cleanliness providing improved corrosion resistance
  • Manufactured using KemCore technology – superior concentricity, uniform wall thickness and optimised for use with press fittings
  • Ability to handle high working pressures and extreme high and low temperatures (max service temperature of 200°C)
  • Superior flow rates due to low surface roughness
  • Minimal linear expansion and space requirements
  • Less bracketing/supports required than other piping systems
  • Excellent thermal conductivity – perfect energy efficient exchange of hot or cold fluids
  • Hygienic – fights and inhibits the proliferation of harmful bacteria and pathogens, ensuring high quality drinking water
  • Contains no additives, volatile organic compounds (VOC’s) or pigments and synthetic compounds
  • Strong & Reliable – provides protection to external damage, punctures, corrosion and system failure and is resistant to vermin attack
  • 10 times stronger than plastic pipe materials
  • UV resistant – suitable to be used in direct sunlight
  • Fire Resistant – Does not burn or support combustion, spread flame or emit toxic fumes during fire
  • Seamless Phosphorous Deoxidised Copper Tube, made of 99.90% Copper (Alloy C12200)
  • Available in sizes 15mm up to and including 267mm.
  • Available as ‘Hard Drawn’ straight lengths and (HH) ‘Half Hard’ straight lengths.
  • 5.8m lengths for easy containerisation and stock available at our Port Kembla, Australia warehouse
  • Kemlag Plus® and Kemline Plus® pre-insulated polyethylene covered copper tubes are suitable for a variety of applications including burying in corrosive soils, laying under floors and concrete slabs (where approved), chasing into walls, exposed or aggressive environments and for reducing noise transmission. The covering is all Low Smoke Halogen Free (LSHF) and is suitable for continuous operating temperatures up to 90°C
  • How do you know you are using Kembla copper tube? Look for MM Kembla on the tubes inkmark or contact us and reference the 7 digit production code on the tube.

25 Years

MM Kembla’s manufacturing processes and quality systems are built upon over 100 years of experience in manufacturing copper tube in Port Kembla, Australia. An intensive ISO 9001 certified quality control system is applied to all MM Kembla BS EN 1057 copper plumbing tube to ensure all MM Kembla seamless copper tube is made from high residual phosphorous deoxidised copper classified as C12200 Alloy and conforms to BS EN 1057 certification requirements.

MM Kembla warrants that if any installation using MM Kembla copper tube becomes defective or fails and MM Kembla is notified of the details and is satisfied that the defect or failure was a result of a manufacturing defect and not the result of faulty specification, installation or incompatible environment, MM Kembla will replace or repair the defective goods and make good the installation.

Copper Tube to AS1432 – Product Tables

Kembla BS EN 1057 copper tubes manufactured to Table X are available as half hard and hard drawn temper and sizes 15mm to 267mm outside diameter in 5.8m straight lengths.

Item CodeNominal Outside Diameter (mm)Nominal Wall Thickness (mm)kg per 5.8m length **Pack Qty.*Safe Working Pressure - Annealed (kPa)*Safe Working Pressure - As Supplied (kPa) 
T2094215 #0.71.6320045005870 #
T1427422 #0.93.0910039205120 #
T1431228 #0.93.985030603990 #
T14215351.26.615032705150
T63593421.27.985027104270
T21972541.210.333020903300
T8247466.71.212.812516902660
T6222876.11.518.242018502920
T172651081.526.041013002040
T843021331.532.151010501650
T824321592.051.18511701850
T201052193.0105.61112802010
T204152673.0129.08110501650

* Based on annealed temper at 65°C
** Based on nominal diameter and thickness
# Manufactured in half hard temper, all other sizes are hard drawn

Kembla BS EN 1057 copper tubes manufactured to Table Y contain thicker walls than the Table X option and are available as half hard and hard drawn temper and sizes 15mm to 267mm outside diameter in 5.8m straight lengths.

Item CodeNominal Outside Diameter (mm)Nominal Wall Thickness (mm)kg per 5.8m length **Pack Qty.*Safe Working Pressure - Annealed (kPa)*Safe Working Pressure - As Supplied (kPa) 
T1415015 #1.02.2820065708570 #
T7664022 #1.24.0710053106920 #
T9122428 #1.25.245041205370 #
T19372351.58.195041206490
T19364421.59.905034105370
T54150##541.512.832526294143
T31861542.016.952535405580
T5293166.72.021.092528404480
T6564176.12.024.152024803910
T230431082.542.991021803440
T145671332.042.701014102210
T143351593.076.27517702790

* Based on annealed temper at 65°C
** Based on nominal diameter and thickness
# Manufactured in half hard temper, all other sizes are hard drawn
## Developed and suitable for use with 54mm EN1254 KemPress Fittings and marked as “EN1057 KEMPRESS”

Kembla Kemlag Plus BS EN 1057 copper tubes are pre-insulated polyethylene covered copper tubes manufactured to both Table X and Table Y sizes in half hard and hard drawn temper. Low Smoke Halogen Free (LSHF) and suitable for continuous operating temperatures up to 90°C. Kemlag Plus® insulation is internally grooved to entrap air and provide a thermal barrier and is suitable for both hot and cold water plumbing and is useful in preventing condensation.

Item CodeNominal Outside Diameter (mm)Nominal Wall Thickness (mm)kg per 5.8m length **Master Bundle Qty*Safe Working Pressure - Annealed (kPa)*Safe Working Pressure - As Supplied (kPa)
Table X      
T8421215 #0.71.6350045005870 #
T2019222 #0.93.0930039205120 #
T1948828 #0.93.9820030603990 #
T26271351.26.6110032705150
T63657421.27.9810027104270
T58271541.210.335020903300
Table Y      
T7002515 #1.02.2820065708570 #
T2174122 #1.24.0710053106920 #
T5614628 #1.25.245041205370 #
T26204351.58.195041206490
T86606421.59.905034105370
T69035542.016.952535405580

* Based on annealed temper at 65°C
** Based on nominal diameter and thickness
# Manufactured in half hard temper, all other sizes are hard drawn

Kembla Kemline Plus BS EN 1057 copper tubes are pre-insulated polyethylene covered copper tubes manufactured to both Table X and Table Y sizes in half hard and hard drawn temper. Kemline PLus® is suitable for cold water applications and may be concealed or exposed to aggressive environments and is also suitable for gas line installations.

Item CodeNominal Outside Diameter (mm)Nominal Wall Thickness (mm)kg per 5.8m length **Master Bundle Qty*Safe Working Pressure - Annealed (kPa)*Safe Working Pressure - As Supplied (kPa)
Table X      
T8421215 #0.71.6350045005870 #
T2019222 #0.93.0930039205120 #
T1948828 #0.93.9820030603990 #
T26271351.26.6110032705150
T63657421.27.9810027104270
T58271541.210.335020903300
T2395766.71.212.815016902660
T2196276.11.518.245018502920
T554501081.526.043013002040
Table Y      
T7002515 #1.02.2850065708570 #
T2174122 #1.24.0730053106920 #
T5614628 #1.25.2420041205370 #
T26204351.58.1910041206490
T86606421.59.9010034105370
T69035542.016.955035405580
T1756666.72.021.095028404480
N/A76.12.024.155024803910
T230451082.542.993021803440

* Based on annealed temper at 65°C
** Based on nominal diameter and thickness
# Manufactured in half hard temper, all other sizes are hard drawn

Kembla American Standard Copper Tube ASTM B88

Kembla ASTM B88 copper tubes are suitable for general plumbing purposes, both hot and cold, sanitation, and general engineering applications. It is produced in hard drawn temper and in supplied in diameters from ¼” to 10” nominal size, and in a variety of wall thicknesses to meet Type K, L & M wall thicknesses. Standard lengths of 5.8m are manufactured to facilitate ease of containerisation. MM Kembla holds stock in Port Kembla, Australia, and has a range of distributors around the world for immediate delivery. All tubes are third party certified and Test Certificates are supplied with all deliveries for each product upon request, and are warranted with a 25 Year Guarantee.

Kemlag Plus® and Kemline Plus® pre-insulated polyethylene covered copper tubes are suitable for a variety of applications including burying in corrosive soils, laying under floors and concrete slabs (where approved), chasing into walls, exposed or aggressive environments and for reducing noise transmission. The covering is all Low Smoke Halogen Free (LSHF) and is suitable for continuous operating temperatures up to 90°C.
Kemlag Plus® insulation is internally grooved to entrap air and provide a thermal barrier. It is suitable for both hot and cold water plumbing and is useful in preventing condensation. Kemline PLus® is suitable for cold water applications and may be concealed or exposed to aggressive environments and is also suitable for gas line installations.

  • Plumbing
  • Gas Fittings
  • Drainage & Sanitation
  • Central Heating
  • General Engineering
  • Backed by MM Kembla’s reputation for quality, reliability and service for over 100 years
  • Independently certified ASTM B88 – Standards Mark Licence SMKP21866
  • 25 Year Manufacturer’s Warranty
  • Manufactured to ASTM B88 and strict MM Kembla internal quality standards and specifications
  • Ability to handle high working pressures and extreme high and low temperatures (max service temperature of 200°C)
  • Superior flow rates due to low surface roughness
  • Minimal linear expansion and space requirements
  • Less bracketing/supports required than other piping systems
  • Excellent thermal conductivity – perfect energy efficient exchange of hot or cold fluids
  • Hygienic – fights and inhibits the proliferation of harmful bacteria and pathogens, ensuring high quality drinking water
  • Contains no additives, volatile organic compounds (VOC’s) or pigments and synthetic compounds
  • Strong & Reliable – provides protection to external damage, punctures, corrosion and system failure and is resistant to vermin attack
  • 10 times stronger than plastic pipe materials
  • UV resistant – suitable to be used in direct sunlight
  • Fire Resistant – Does not burn or support combustion, spread flame or emit toxic fumes during fire
  • Seamless Phosphorous Deoxidised Copper Tube, made of 99.90% Copper (Alloy C12200)
  • Available in sizes ¼” up to 10”
  • Available as ‘Hard Drawn’ straight lengths
  • 5.8m lengths for easy containerisation and stock available at our Port Kembla, Australia warehouse
  • Kemlag Plus® and Kemline Plus® pre-insulated polyethylene covered copper tubes are suitable for a variety of applications including burying in corrosive soils, laying under floors and concrete slabs (where approved), chasing into walls, exposed or aggressive environments and for reducing noise transmission. The covering is all Low Smoke Halogen Free (LSHF) and is suitable for continuous operating temperatures up to 90°C
  • How do you know you are using Kembla copper tube? Look for MM Kembla on the tubes inkmark or contact us and reference the 7 digit production code on the tube.

25 Years

MM Kembla’s manufacturing processes and quality systems are built upon over 100 years of experience in manufacturing copper tube in Port Kembla, Australia. An intensive ISO 9001 certified quality control system is applied to all MM Kembla ASTM B88 copper plumbing tube to ensure all MM Kembla seamless copper tube is made from high residual phosphorous deoxidised copper classified as C12200 Alloy and conforms to ASTM B88 certification requirements.

MM Kembla warrants that if any installation using MM Kembla copper tube becomes defective or fails and MM Kembla is notified of the details and is satisfied that the defect or failure was a result of a manufacturing defect and not the result of faulty specification, installation or incompatible environment, MM Kembla will replace or repair the defective goods and make good the installation.

Kembla Copper Plumbing Tube ASTM B88 – Product Tables

Kembla ASTM B88 copper tubes manufactured to Type K are available in a hard drawn temper and sizes ¼” to 8″ in 5.8m lengths and contain the greatest wall thickness of the ASTM B88 range for the highest safe working pressures.

Item CodeNominal Outside Diameter (inch)Actual Outside Diameter (inch)Actual Wall Thickness (inch)Actual Outside Diameter (mm)Actual Wall Thickness (mm)kg per 5.8m lengthSafe Working Pressure (kPa) *Pack Qty
T179081/4"3/8"0.0359.520.891.257,390100
T178233/8"1/2"0.04912.71.242.327,760100
T178271/2"5/8"0.04915.881.242.966,120100
T557805/8"3/4"0.04919.051.243.605,050100
T177003/4"7/8"0.06522.221.655.535,850100
T173311"1-1/8"0.06528.581.657.244,49050
T701661-1/4"1-3/8"0.06534.921.658.953,64050
T174871-1/2"1-5/8"0.07241.281.8311.773,39030
T613802"2-1/8"0.08353.982.1117.842,98030
T763342-1/2"2-5/8"0.09566.682.4125.242,73025
T803323"3-1/8"0.10979.382.7734.592,64020
T537094"4-1/8"0.134104.783.4056.182,46010
T263965"5-1/8"0.160130.184.0683.452,3605
T610506"6-1/8"0.192155.584.88119.862,3705
T204408"8-1/8"0.271206.386.88223.702,5201

*Safe Working Pressures are based on annealed temper for temperatures up to 50°C

Slightly thinner in wall thickness than Type K, Kembla ASTM B88 copper tubes manufactured to Type L are available in a hard drawn temper and sizes ¼” to 10” in 5.8m lengths.
Item CodeNominal Outside Diameter (inch)Actual Outside Diameter (inch)Actual Wall Thickness (inch)Actual Outside Diameter (mm)Actual Wall Thickness (mm)kg per 5.8m lengthSafe Working Pressure (kPa) *Pack Qty
T869761/4"3/8"0.0309.520.761.096,250100
T869853/8"1/2"0.03512.70.891.715,360100
T753451/2"5/8"0.04015.881.022.474,970100
T244595/8"3/4"0.04219.051.073.144,350100
T629633/4"7/8"0.04522.221.143.923,980100
T629801"1-1/8"0.05028.581.275.653,39050
T760171-1/4"1-3/8"0.05534.921.407.653,02050
T255011-1/2"1-5/8"0.06041.281.529.852,79030
T257052"2-1/8"0.07053.981.7815.142,49030
T249452-1/2"2-5/8"0.08066.682.0321.392,30025
T179493"3-1/8"0.09079.382.2928.772,17020
T313144"4-1/8"0.110104.782.7946.382,00010
T232815"5-1/8"0.125130.183.1865.821,8405
T233376"6-1/8"0.140155.583.5688.201,7205
T204308"8-1/8"0.200206.385.08166.661,8401
T2043410"10-1/8"0.250257.186.35259.591,8601
*Safe Working Pressures are based on annealed temper for temperatures up to 50°C

The thinnest and most economical, Kembla ASTM B88 copper tubes manufactured to Type M are available in a hard drawn temper and sizes ¼” to 6” in 5.8m lengths.

KEMBLA® ASTM B88 COPPER TUBE (TYPE M)

Item CodeNominal Outside Diameter (inch)Actual Outside Diameter (inch)Actual Wall Thickness (inch)Actual Outside Diameter (mm)Actual Wall Thickness (mm)kg per 5.8m lengthSafe Working Pressure (kPa) *Pack Qty
T843801/4"3/8"0.0259.520.640.935,340100
T121913/8"1/2"0.02512.70.641.263,920100
T757801/2"5/8"0.02815.880.711.763,390100
T237295/8"3/4"0.03019.050.762.273,030100
T722523/4"7/8"0.03222.220.812.832,790100
T237801"1-1/8"0.03528.580.894.022,31050
T618251-1/4"1-3/8"0.04234.921.075.902,32050
T267871-1/2"1-5/8"0.04941.281.248.092,27030
T736292"2-1/8"0.05853.981.4712.582,05030
T765622-1/2"2-5/8"0.06566.681.6517.491,88025
T834123"3-1/8"0.07279.381.8323.131,73020
T241824"4-1/8"0.095104.782.4140.211,72010
T154386"6-1/8"0.122155.583.1077.041,4905
*Safe Working Pressures are based on annealed temper for temperatures up to 50°C

Kembla New Zealand Standard Copper Tube NZ 3501

Kembla NZS 3501 copper tubes are manufactured to the specific tube requirements adopted in New Zealand. Suitable for general plumbing purposes, both hot and cold, sanitation, and general engineering applications. Kembla Copper Tube is available as “Hard Drawn” straight lengths, “Bendable Quality” (BQ) straight lengths and annealed coils in diameters from DN15 – DN150 nominal and in a variety of wall thicknesses to meet light and heave gauge requirements. Standard lengths of 5 m are manufactured to facilitate ease of containerisation and use.

Kembla copper tube to NZS 3501 is also available in green pre-lagged straights suitable for a variety of end-use applications where tube is to be concealed or protected from aggressive environments. Ideal for drinking water, all Kembla plumbing copper tubes are lead-free and meet the stringent testing requirements of AS 4020: Materials in Contact with Drinking Water.

When using KemPress AS3688 copper alloy fittings for installations in New Zealand, Kembla Copper Tube to AS 1432 must be used as a substitute to NZS 3501 copper tube. Currently, press fittings are not available in to suit the copper tube sizes stipulated in the NZS 3501 copper tube standard.

  • Plumbing
  • Gas Fittings
  • Drainage & Sanitation
  • Central Heating
  • General Engineering
  • Backed by MM Kembla’s reputation for quality, reliability and service for over 100 years
  • Manufactured to New Zealand Standard NZS 3501
  • 25 Year Manufacturer’s Warranty
  • Manufactured to New Zealand Standard NZS 3501 and strict MM Kembla internal quality standards and specifications
  • Half Hard and Annealed lengths do not require heating prior to bending
  • Ability to handle high working pressures and extreme high and low temperatures (max service temperature of 200°C)
  • Superior flow rates due to low surface roughness
  • Minimal linear expansion and space requirements
  • Less bracketing/supports required than other piping systems
  • Excellent thermal conductivity – perfect energy efficient exchange of hot or cold fluids
  • Hygienic – fights and inhibits the proliferation of harmful bacteria and pathogens, ensuring high quality drinking water
  • Contains no additives, volatile organic compounds (VOC’s) or pigments and synthetic compounds
  • Strong & Reliable – provides protection to external damage, punctures, corrosion and system failure and is resistant to vermin attack
  • 10 times stronger than plastic pipe materials
  • UV resistant – suitable to be used in direct sunlight
  • Fire Resistant – Does not burn or support combustion, spread flame or emit toxic fumes during fire
  • Seamless Phosphorous Deoxidised Copper Tube, made of 99.90% Copper (Alloy C12200)
  • Available in sizes DN15 to DN150
  • Light gauge wall for DN15 and DN20 tubes available
  • Available as ‘Hard Drawn’ and ‘Half Hard’ straight lengths and Annealed coils
  • 5m lengths for easy containerisation and stock available at MM Kembla NZ on South and North Islands of New Zealand
  • Kemlag Plus® and Kemline Plus® pre-insulated polyethylene covered copper tubes are suitable for a variety of applications including burying in corrosive soils, laying under floors and concrete slabs (where approved), chasing into walls, exposed or aggressive environments and for reducing noise transmission. The covering is all Low Smoke Halogen Free (LSHF) and is suitable for continuous operating temperatures up to 90°C
  • How do you know you are using Kembla copper tube? Look for MM Kembla on the tubes inkmark or contact us and reference the 7 digit production code on the tube.

25 Years

MM Kembla’s manufacturing processes and quality systems are built upon over 100 years of experience in manufacturing copper tube in Port Kembla, Australia. An intensive ISO 9001 certified quality control system is applied to all MM Kembla NZS 3501 copper plumbing tube to ensure all MM Kembla seamless copper tube is made from high residual phosphorous deoxidised copper classified as C12200 Alloy and conforms to NZS 3501 standard requirements.

MM Kembla warrants that if any installation using MM Kembla copper tube becomes defective or fails and MM Kembla is notified of the details and is satisfied that the defect or failure was a result of a manufacturing defect and not the result of faulty specification, installation or incompatible environment, MM Kembla will replace or repair the defective goods and make good the installation.

Kembla Copper Plumbing Tube NZS 3501 – Product Tables

Kembla straight length copper tubes manufactured to NZS3501 are available in a half hard temper from sizes DN15 to DN20 in light and heavy gauge wall thicknesses and in a hard drawn temper for sizes and sizes DN25 to DN50.
Item CodeNominal Outside Diameter (mm)Actual Outside Diameter (mm)Nominal Wall Thickness (mm)kg per 5m length ***Safe Working Pressure (kPa)
T6360615 L14.73#0.701.3804590
T8246520 L21.08#0.902.5524100
T131371514.73#1.021.9656840
T742172021.08#1.022.8754680
T143462527.431.023.7853550
T149913234.191.225.6513400
T156104040.541.226.7402850
T166165053.241.228.9152160
T263796565.941.2211.0951730
T218908079.451.4215.4851670
T53180100105.661.6323.6251440
T32859150156.061.8339.6551090
* Based on annealed temper at 65°C
** Based on nominal diameter and thickness
# Manufactured in half hard temper, all other sizes are hard drawn
L = Light Gauge Wall Thickness (Table 3 in NZS 3501 Standard)

Kembla Annealed Copper Tube Coils are manufactured to NZS3501 are available in a half hard temper from sizes DN15 to DN20 in 15 metre long coils, perfect for use in shorter runs or when tube is required to be easily bent into position.

Item CodeNominal Outside Diameter (mm)Actual Outside Diameter (mm)Nominal Wall Thickness (mm)kg per 15m length ***Safe Working Pressure (kPa)
T329131514.731.025.8956840
T332602021.081.028.6244680
* Based on annealed temper at 65°C
** Based on nominal diameter and thickness

Kembla Copper Tube to NZS 3501 is also available in green pre-lagged straights suitable for a variety of end-use applications where tube is to be concealed or protected from aggressive environments. Available in Half Hard temper in 5m straight lengths for sizes DN15 to DN20.
Item CodeNominal Outside Diameter (mm)Actual Outside Diameter (mm)Nominal Wall Thickness (mm)kg per 5m length ***Safe Working Pressure (kPa) 
T175911514.73#1.021.9656840
T113712021.08#1.022.8754680
* Based on annealed temper at 65°C
** Based on nominal diameter and thickness
# Manufactured in half hard temper, all other sizes are hard drawn