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Use of Polymer Hot and Cold water pipe outdoors

There is currently a task group appointed by the SABS investigating standards allowing the use of polymer pipe outdoors for hot and cold water use. Until there is an approved standard, please note that ALL polymer pipes approved by the SABS for hot and cold water use are approved for use inside buildings. If polymer pipe is to be used outdoors it must be protected from the elements, most particularly UV exposure.

SABS approvals for Hot and Cold water polymer piping systems

Understanding that it is difficult for contractors and customers alike to know which systems are SABS approved and which are not, PHACT has published below a list of polymer piping systems which the SABS report as still being SABS approved systems. This process is unfortunately flawed, since SABS approvals last for three years before requiring renewal. Unfortunately the SABS will only inform PHACT of the date that each system was first approved, not whether such approval has been renewed. PHACT will undertake to contact each of the companies mentioned below, and upon presentation of their current SABS approval certificate will indicate confirmed next to their name. Please keep referring to this site for the latest confirmations.


SABS Standard

Mark-Holder

Description

Trade Name

Approvals under which parts of the standard

Current Status

Current SABS certificate verified by PHACT

       

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21003 Cobra Watertech Multilayer Cobrasafe   x   x Active  
21003 Geberit Multilayer     x x x Active  
21003 Ginde Multilayer     x x x Active  
21003 Henco Multilayer     x x x Active  
21003 Ingenierie Plastica Multilayer   x x x x Cancelled  
21003 John Guest Multilayer Speedfit x x x x Active Confirmed
21003 Linea Multilayer     x x x Active  
21003 Rifeng Multilayer     x x x Active  
21003 Uponor Multilayer     x x x Active  
15874 Atlas Plastics Polypropylene     x x x Active  
15874 Cliquot Holdings Polypropylene       x x Active  
15874 COPRAX Polypropylene   x x x x Active  
15874 Eurocelt Polypropylene Polycop   x     Cancelled  
15874 Hakan Plastics Polypropylene     x x x Active  
15874 Pestan Polypropylene     x x x Active  
15874 Serbco Polypropylene Blue Ocean   x x x Active Confirmed
15875 Cobra Watertech Cross Linked Polyethylene       x x Active  
15875 Golan Plastics Cross Linked Polyethylene Ultrapex x x x x Active Confirmed
15875 Marley Pipe Systems Cross Linked Polyethylene Equator     x x Active  
15875 Marley UK Cross Linked Polyethylene Equator x x x x Active  
15875 Uponor Cross Linked Polyethylene Afripex Wirsbo x x x x Active Confirmed
15876 Geberit Polybutylene     x x x Active  
15876 Hepworth Polybutylene Hep2o x x x x Active Confirmed
15877 NONE Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride           N/A  
22391 Marley Pipe Systems Polyethylene with Raised Temperature resistance Pro-Fit x x x x Active