ABS Pressure Pipe Fittings UK

epco stocks an extensive range of ABS Pipe Fittings suitable for UK industrial pipe system projects, particularly in icy environments ranging from -40°C to +70°C. ABS fittings are 15 bar pressure rated at 20°C and are ideal for above or below-ground use.

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Why ABS Pipe Fittings?

ABS Fittings are renowned for their properties including:

  • checkmark  High Impact Strength
  • checkmark  Outstanding Abrasion Resistance
  • checkmark  Low Thermal Conductivity
  • checkmark  Halogen-free
  • checkmark  Safe & Simple Jointing Technology

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What are ABS Pipe Fittings resistant to?

ABS Pipe Fittings are resistant to the following:

  • checkmark  Most Acid and Aggressive Agents
  • checkmark  Mineral Oils
  • checkmark  Greases
  • checkmark  Aqueous Saline Solutions

Which industries use ABS Pipe?

Due to its robust qualities, ABS pipework is commonly used in:

  • checkmark  Water Treatment
  • checkmark  Food Industry
  • checkmark  Nautical Sector
  • checkmark  Refrigeration
  • checkmark  Civil Plant Engineering

ABS Technical Specifications
Range 3/8" (min) - 8" (max)
Temperature Range -40°C to +70°C
Standard Imperial
Manufacturing Standards Solvent: BS5392 Part 1
Threaded: BS21, DIN2999, ISO7
Pressure Rating 1/2" to 8" Plain = 15bar
10" Plain = 12bar
Threaded = 12bar
Fitting Material ABS
Seal Material EPDM, FPM


B-25 ABS cement is a fast-setting, thixotropic and gap-filling cement and is WRAS-approved for the transport of potable water.

Griffon B-25 ABS cement

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ABS Average Values
Density 1.03 g/cm³
Tensile Strength > 737 N/mm²
Impact Strength 44 kJ/m²
Water Absorption < 1%
Thermal Conductivity 0.170 W/m ‧K
Surface Resistance approx. 1013
Flammability HB UL94
Working Temp. (°C) Pressure De-rating
20 1.00
30 0.85
40 0.72
50 0.58
60 0.45
70 0.28
pressure rating always quoted at 20°C

How to Glue ABS Pressure Pipe and Fittings

ABS Pipe and Fittings can be cemented together provided the sizes and tolerances are in accordance with the standardisation and tolerances given.

ABS glue softens the inside of the fitting and the outside of the pipe to form a joint chemically. Strength of the joint is reduced if surfaces are not cleaned and/or properly prepared.

We've prepared an in-depth article on how to glue pipe and fittings including precautions and relevant products you'll need.

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ABS Application Consumption

For the production of one bonded joint the following approximate amounts of adhesive is required:

32 40 50 63 75 90 110 125 160 225 250 315
Griffon B-25 650 290 160 100 90 70 40 30 20 12 8 5

Indication of the number of joints per 1L


ABS Cement Usuage Recommendations

The following is an estimation of the number of joints likely to be achieved per litre of solbent cement.

Nominal Bore No. of Joints per Litre Type and Size of Brush Number of People
3/8" - 1/2" 400 4mm Round 1
3/4" - 1" 400 8mm Round 1
1 1/4" - 2" 200 1" Flat 1
2 1/2" - 3" 60 2" Flat 1
4" 35 2" Flat 2
5" - 6" 20 3" Flat 2
8" 10 3" Flat 3

How much ABS Solvent Cement and what Size Brush?



Additional ABS Plastic Pipe Questions

q: What temperature can ABS withstand?

ABS can withstand temperatures of between -40°C and +70°C.

q: Are ABS fittings UV resistant?

ABS is not UV resistant and should not be exposed to direct sunlight. ABS pipe can be covered by a special water based latex paint to improve resistance.

Are ABS fittings safe for drinking water?

ABS fittings are suitable for drinking (potable) water if they are WRAS approved. You can check a fittings specs on our website to see if they are WRAS approved.

q: Is ABS Food safe?

Yes, ABS is renowned for its food-grade use in food processing plants for meat, poultry, fish etc.

q: What colour are ABS fittings?

ABS fittings offered by epco Plastics are a mid-grey colour.

q: Can ABS be used underground and above ground?

ABS is best used below ground however it can also be used above ground if indoors (no direct sunlight) or if made to be UV resistant.



Where to buy ABS Pipe Fittings in the UK

If you need to purchase lengths of ABS plastic pipe fittings, epco-Plastics in Leeds UK would love to discuss any requirement you have. We stock various fittings including sockets, 90 Elbows, warehouse, available for next-day delivery across mainland UK, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Contact our experienced Sales Team during business hours, Monday - Friday. Contact Us here.


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