EUROPRESS Stainless Steel Pipe and Fittings

316L stainless steel pipework and fittings installed with no naked flame or hot work permits!

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Our Press Fittings Really Bite!

What is Press fit?

The stainless steel press fit system is a rigid, cost-effective method of joining stainless steel pipe and fittings in Australia. With no welding, threading or soldering, the system provides tight, leak-free joints using a portable press tool.

The Europress stainless steel press fitting system works in a two-step process: the first step is to use radial compression, which creates a waterproof and airtight seal around the toroidal chamber. The second step is geometric compression, which forms a strong, mechanical joint that is resistant to rotation and longitudinal movement.

Press Fitting is applicable to a wide range of applications and industries, which include heating and cooling, food and beverage processors, manufacturing, mining, defence, automotive, oil and gas processing, wineries and water treatment.

Why Choose Europress?

Europress is the new way to install 316L stainless steel pipework using press fittings, or as they are sometimes called, CRIMP FITTINGS. Air Energy is your trusted stainless steel pipework supplier, able to cater to your needs. Press fittings are much faster than traditional tig welding of stainless steel and needs no naked flames, hot work permits or gas bottles, etc. Europress press fit stainless steel has the added feature of Press Check Sleeves for extra integrity when they’re installed onto stainless steel pipework. The distinctive blue Press Check Sleeves on stainless steel Europress press fittings or yellow for gas and red for carbon steel indicates if each joint has been pressed, providing peace of mind that no joints have been left uncompleted.

EUROPRESS is now available in 316L and 304 Stainless Steel Pipework Systems. STAINLESS STEEL AISI 316L fittings are also available from Air Energy, your trusted suppliers.

Europress Press Fit Stainless Steel Systems – The Benefits

Speedy Installation
Since Europress stainless steel press fit systems are modular, installations, replacements or alterations are a breeze ― no more transporting gas bottles and hoses or the risk of inconsistent welding. The innovative technology of the system enables it to be installed up to ten times faster than traditional systems that require conventional welding.

Unprecedented Accessibility
Press fittings are so simple to install that no hot work permit or skilled labour qualification is needed to get the job done. All that is needed is knowledge of how the components function and how to assemble them correctly. You can easily identify any joints that have not been pressed – this minimises the risk of leaks after installing the pipe system.

Dependable Consistency
With the Europress Pressing Tool, components are easier to assemble without sacrificing reliability. Provided the instructions are followed, the presstools give reliable repeatability and downloadable history. Installers and owners need not worry about subpar welds. Using Europress fittings with the correct pipes and approved pressing tools results in a remarkably durable and reliable pipe system.

Low Injury Risks
Installing stainless steel pipes in Australia does not get any safer than using the Europress press fit system. It complies with OHS requirements since there are no heavy tools, gas bottles, fire hazards and debris to deal with.

A Cost-Effective Solution
A Europress stainless steel press fit system offers a level of simplicity no other industrial piping method can match. The press fit system slashes costs by up to 30 per cent, because expensive specialised labour and gas bottles are not required for welding. Faster, cheaper and reliable, modular systems are redefining the industry standard.

The Most Hygienic Option
Polished stainless steel is free from oil, grease and any other corrosion-inducing materials. Since all Europress systems undergo rigorous testing the potential of leaks and contamination is minimised. Europress 316L pipes and fittings have been certified for drinking water use by many national and international authorities including Australian Watermark & German Standard DVGW W534.

Avoid Leaks when Testing
Each Europress press fit component (up to and including 54mm) features a highly-visible crimp indicator to prevent substandard installations of competitors products of having to fill the pipes to test, then containing leaks, with subsequent draining fluids and clean-up. With the Europress Press Check Sleeves, each joint has a highly visible external indicator, there is no need to fill and pressurize the system with potentially expensive fluid, risk messy leaks, then drain the system and repeat the procedure.

Europress Press Fit Stainless Steel Systems – The Options

Press fittings range in diameter from Ø20 to Ø158, with the choice of straight 3- or 6-metre pipes, as well as S-bend or U-bend variants. Here are the component types to choose from:

316 Stainless Steel Pipe & Fittings

316L polished S/S tubing for a superior finish. High alloy austenitic Cr-Ni-Mo Fittings made from the same high grade 316 S/S with a choice of O-Rings for chemical suitability.

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304 Stainless Steel Pipe

304 polished S/S tubing for a very cost competitive solution but with all the advantages of a crimp fit stainless steel system.

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Carbon Steel Pipe & Press Fittings

Carbon steel Pipe and Press Fittings are both made from the same material which conforms to EN 10305 with a choice of O-Rings for chemical suitability. Ideal for oil and diesel applications.

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Reduced Costs

The speed of a pressfit system will amaze you. Competent tradesmen can install a stainless pipe and fittings system without the need of qualified welders. Faster and Cheaper. Less time on the job. Cuts Costs up to 30%.

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Quality Assurance

25 Year manufacturer backed product guarantee for all Europress approved applications. Pressfit tightness manufacturer’s tightness guarantee is in excess of 30 years.
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Readily Available

The Europress System is designed for use with common “M” profile Press Jaws, the system is bulk stocked in a number of locations Australia wide and is available through many Plumbing and Mechanical Services specialists.
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Using Press fittings is up to 10 times faster than conventional Tig welding techniques for stainless steel. No need to completely drain pipe contents prior to alterations. Press Fittings can be crimped wet or drystainless pipe and fittings australia

OH & S — Safety

NO NAKED FLAME, NO HOT WORK PERMITS, NO GAS BOTTLES, Using Europress press fit pipe and fittings means no fire hazard or heavy installation equipment, makes it easier to comply with OH&S requirements.

Since Europress is a subsidiary of Air Energy, clients can have confidence in the quality of the materials used and the installation conducted. To enquire about the Europress press-fitting system that makes the installation of stainless pipe and fittings so easy, get in touch with the trusted stainless steel pipe suppliers at Air Energy today. Give us a call on (03) 9765 5600 and discover just what we can do for you.

Stainless Steel Pipe Fittings Suppliers

You can purchase stainless steel tube press fittings from Air Energy.

We provide stainless steel pipe fittings Australia wide for significant locations. Europress brand is well recognised in cities such as Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, etc. You can contact us at 1300 EUROPRESS (1300 387 677) or (03) 98765 5600 to make an appointment or enquire about the products.

Industrial Application Of Stainless Steel Tube Fittings

Several industrial sectors require press-fit piping systems to manufacture products. Stainless steel can be used for multiple purposes, from drainage to fire extinguishing systems to solar panels. You can also use press-fit pipes for vertical or horizontal distribution, heating, electrical installations, water processing and many other applications. It is the product of choice for tight confined spaces.

Our stainless tube fittings are utilised throughout numerous industries and applications. Here are some sectors that frequently require large steel pipe fittings:

  • Oil Processing Industries
  • Gas Processing Industries
  • Food Processing Industries
  • Petrochemical Industries
  • Chemical Industries
  • Fertiliser Industries
  • Sugar Industries
  • Power Generation Industries, Manufacturing industries, R&D research, Defence & Aerospace manufacturing

How Do the Stainless Steel Press Fittings Work?

Stainless steel tube fittings in Australia provides high-quality stainless steel and carbon steel to various sectors in the Australian and global markets. A toroidal seat for the O-ring and close tolerances in fitting design and fabrication form the basis of the press fitting system.

The hydraulically powered jaws of a specialised press tool are applied over the crimp end to complete the process. This facilitates the two-step connecting of the pipe to its specific fittings. Radial and geometric compression are the two deformations produced by the Air Energy steel pipe and fittings process.

  • The toroidal portion of the fitting, where thecaptive O-ring ideals onto the inserted tube, is encircled by an airtight seal made by radial compression.
  • The compression of the fitting onto the pipe results in a mechanical joint. This is referred to as geometric compression. This leads to a sturdy joint that can withstand circular and longitudal movement.

Our Press Fit Stainless Steel Pipes Are Environmentally Safe

Europress stainless steel, due to its corrosion resistance is highly environmentally safe for all the prevailing climatic conditions whether it be Perth, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, in fact all over Australia.

Either EPDM, FKM, or HNBR is used to make the sealing ring depending on the individual application. It performs well in terms of hygiene and the environment and has a long lifespan. One of the healthiest substances known to man is stainless steel, which due to its inertness can be implanted in the human body without rejection issues.

Corrosion can cause problems in our day-to-day life. However, pipes and fittings made from stainless steel can be recycled up to 100 per cent.

What type of gaskets are available?

Check with chemical compatibility charts or Air Energy Technical support.

EPDM rubber

Excellent weather, ozone, sunlight, heat resistance -20C to 120C, water resistance, water vapour resistance, UV resistance, radiation resistance, etc., are all characteristics of EPDM rubber. It has acid, alkali, detergent, animal and vegetable oil, alcohol, and ketone resistance.


You get HNBR (Hydrogenated Nitrile Rubber)- a highly saturated elastomer, by carefully hydrotreating nitrile rubber. Hydrogenated nitrile rubber has exceptional heat, chemical, oil, ozone, and high compression set resistance.

Also, it possesses remarkable resistance to freon, acids, and alkalis, high strength, high tear performance, and excellent wear resistance.


FKM is also known as FPM by ISO. Fluororubber-based elastomers show exceptional heat resistance -20C to 180C, weather resistance, and resistance to many other chemicals.

Pressing Tools, We Use For Air Energy Press Fittings

We use the best tools and accessories needed for steel pipe fitting in Sydney to provide you with the highest-quality press-fitting installations. Depending on the fitting and pipe sizes, pressing instruments with various jaw attachments are used to complete the procedure.

Commercially accessible pressing tools come in a variety of forms:

  • The entire range of diameters can be utilised with electromechanical tools, whether battery- or mains-powered versions (18 V or 240 V).
  • Electrohydraulic tools are typically employed for bigger diameters (from 76.1 to 168 mm)

If the pressing tool has “M”-profile jaws approved by the Europress System, it can be utilised with our system. To ensure that the suggested press tool is compatible with our stainless steel pipe fittings Sydney system, kindly contact the technical department.

Our Press Fit Stainless Steel Pipe Making Process

The following are the significant steps used by our press fittings Brisbane experts to make the finest grade of press fittings:

  1. Welding the pipe into several parts and other mechanical steps
  2. Creating a toroidal seat
  3. Welding the different parts of the fitting, if any
  4. Carrying out any thermal treatments if required
  5. Moving on with zinc-surface treatment for the fitting

Every stage of the steel pipe fitting Brisbane process is put through a quality-certified system. We ensure that the output complies with Standard UN1 EN ISO 9001/2000.

Furthermore, to identify their intended use, all the stainless steel pipe fittings Brisbane are stamped in line with the applicable standard. This marking guarantees the authenticity and efficiency of the pipes.

Commissioning A Steel Plumbing Pipe Fittings System

We test the system to check its carrying capacity and seal integrity after installation and before being enclosed in any walls, insulation, or painting. Our steel pipe fitting Adelaide professionals test the entire procedure and extensively report the results accordingly to our Technical Department.

The test method choice is affected by a lot of factors. The type of installation, the medium that the system is built of, the fluid chosen for testing, the development over time, cleanliness and corrosion are considered. Our experts for stainless steel pipe fittings in Adelaide ensure all these tests are carried out accurately and that the system is working efficiently or not.

Seal Testing For Press Fittings Melbourne

When our stainless steel pipe fittings Melbourne professionals perform a dry test using compressed air, we ensure that the air is oil-free. This is to note that there is no leftover oil in the pipework. A seal test is conducted first, followed by a load test.

Water pressure at least 1.5 times the operating pressure is used to evaluate heating or drinking water systems. Our steel pipe fitting Melbourne systems thoroughly flush the pipes if no leaks are found during testing before charging the system with water.

As per the applicable Australian Standard for the gas type, gas systems must be tested. The Technical department of Europress should verify if the procedures for tests requiring pressures exceeding 20 bar.

Stainless Steel Tube Fittings Across Australia

Air Energy offers a comprehensive selection of Grades 304 and 316 tube fittings. Our product range encompasses various types of bends. It includes 45°, 90°, and 180° long radius (LR) bends, as well as 90° short radius (SR) bends. We also provide equal tees, unequal tees, concentric and eccentric reducers, crosses, hose tails, sealing flanges, caps, and spray balls.

Our stainless tube fittings are available in different sizes. It includes the following:

  • 9.53mm
  • 12.7mm
  • 15.88mm
  • 19.05mm
  • 25.4mm
  • 31.75mm
  • 38.1mm
  • 50.8mm
  • 63.5mm
  • 76.2mm 
  • 101.6mm
  • 127mm
  • 152.4mm

We strive to offer diverse, high-quality tube fittings to meet your specific requirements.

Uses of Stainless Steel Tube Fittings

Stainless steel tube fittings have applications across various industries due to their durability, corrosion resistance, and versatility. Here are some examples of industries and their respective uses for stainless steel tube fittings:

  • Auto-Sport – Exhausts, Dump Pipes and Snorkels
  • Building – Drainpipes and Electrical Conduits
  • Architectural – Balustrades and Handrails
  • Dairy, Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical - Filtration, Tanks, Process Lines, Equipment, Heat Exchangers, Key Stations, CIP Systems, Manifolds, Chillers, Brine Lines, Hoppers and more.
  • Transportation - Road Tankers
  • Marine – Guard Rails and Grab Rails

Our high-quality steel pipe fittings and stainless steel tube fittings are available for shipping across Australia, including Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, and Sydney.