The BMTFA has been working in collaboration with The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) to develop its free pipework specification tool, which will help address growing concerns about the way products are selected for construction and engineering projects.
The BESA Pipe Plus app covers all aspects of pipework specification for construction and building engineering projects including guidance on all relevant materials such as carbon steel, stainless steel, and copper, and the appropriate jointing options, as a function of temperature and pressure. The BESA Pipe Plus app provides designers, contractors, consultants, and specifiers with technical guidance to help them identify the most suitable metal pipework and fitting solution for their specific applications and ensure they are referring to the latest relevant technical standards and best practice.
The BESA Pipe Plus app is also a portal to the BMTFA’s comprehensive industry database to support accurate product specification including details of steel grades, technical delivery conditions, installation guidance and other supporting information. The App also directs users to the BMTFA website and its members who can supply more detailed product information and support if required.
BMTFA and BESA have both repeatedly warned about the risks posed by making a poorly informed product choice, which can impact pressure integrity, temperature suitability, service life and performance, resulting in increased risks, extra maintenance, compliance and sign off challenges, as well as reduced system lifetime. The App is free to download. Please share with your clients and customers as appropriate.