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Installation of PPR


Prior to installations site will be checked for the accessibility. Also Co-ordination will
be done with other services at the time of marking.


Determine the position of supports and install the supports as per the approved
standard detail drawings.


The water supply piping system is polypropylene (PPR) pipes system and joints are
to be fusion welded, electro welded type.


Every change in directions of the pipes, supports shall be provided with in 150mm on
both sides, irrespective of distance mentioned in the standard detail drawing.


The polypropylene pipes and fittings will be joined by fusion jointing method, in which
two pieces of pipes and fitting are heated by a heating tool until their surface melt,
and then they are fitted together.


The 16mm to 63mm pipes and fittings are fusion jointed by hand held fusion tool.
The 75mm to 110mm diameter pipes are joined by bench mounted fusion machines.


The fusion tool is plugged into an 110V supply and allowed to heat up for about 5
minutes. The temperature is checked using a temple stick which melts at 253 C


The surface of the pipe and internal surface of the fittings are cleaned by a moist
cloth with cleaning fluid, as per manufacturer recommendation.


The pipe must be cut at right angles using pipe cutters. Shears are used for 16mm
to 25mm pipe diameter and roller cutters are used for pipe of 25mm to 63mm
diameter, after this process chamfering will take place.

7.1.10 Mark the welding depth at the end of the pipe with the enclosed pencil and template.
7.1.11 The pipe and fitting are pushed simultaneously on to the heating bushes. When their
surface comes in contact with heating plate they will start to melt.
7.1.12 The insertion mark must be seen all the time during melting process. The fitting is
pushed on to the heating bush until it reaches the first ridge on the bush.
7.1.13 The timer is then started when pipe and fittings are fully inserted. When the timer
beeps withdraw the pipe and fitting quickly and align pipe and fitting after bringing
them together.
7.1.14 It is important to bring the pipe and fitting together quickly to prevent their surface
cooling and drying. The molten pipes and fittings should be aligned together without
any twisting.
7.1.15 The pipe is pushed into fitting upto insertion mark. After jointing one bead of molten
material is formed on pipe and another bead on the fitting. This demonstrates a
perfect joint.
7.1.16 All valves will be installed as per approved shop drawings.
7.1.17 Ensure all valves, strainers and inline fittings orientation is correct.

Testing of Water Supply Pipe work


Hydraulic testing will be carried out for checking leaks and defects in new pipe work.
The testing will be performed in sections and separate test reports will be prepared.


The pipes will be jointed, plugged and shall have been in position for at least 24hours
before test are carried out.


The pipes shall be tested for water pressure holding and alignment.


The water for testing will be obtained from the temporary water supply provided at
the site.


Minimum of 2 identical pressure gauges will be installed at extreme ends of the

circuit; however one pressure gauge is enough for the testing of water supply pipes
inside the toilets.


The system will be pressurized using manual pumps in increment of 25 % of the test
pressure. A standing period of 10 minutes will be allowed after each increment of

A record will be maintained for water temperature along with pressure readings