This Appraisal considers Rapid Clamps CT2 Tapping Saddles that are compatible with DN 75 to DN 355 PE pipes with tapped outlets of ¾”/20 to 2”/50 BSP, manufactured to conform with AS/NZS 4129:2008 Fittings for polyethylene (PE) pipes for pressure applications. The tapping saddles consist of two Grade 316 stainless steel segments with a fully lined nitrile rubber mat, incorporating a static and dynamic lip seal, joined by 2 or 4 stainless steel studs and nuts.
The tapping saddles are designed to suit a range of pipe outside diameters. AS/NZS 4129 does not require tapping bands for PE pipes to be full circle design so they may be used on other rigid pipes subject to pipe OD compatibility. The allowable operating pressure of the tapping saddles is 1600 kPa