Anvil International introduced a copper press system, available for use on copper fittings and tube. AnvilPress Copper fittings can easily identify proper installation with a patented green visual indicator extruded at each joint. In addition to the visual indicator, the system includes a burr-stop membrane. Together, these two features solve the top two causes of pipe leaks: Improperly pressed fittings and burrs on the piping tube that damage the O-ring during installation, the company says.

The AnvilPress Copper Press System, which earned the Innovation Award for new plumbing products at the 2019 AHR Expo in Atlanta, is constructed using a patented sealing element and replaceable O-ring seal design that provides 200% more sealing surface than typical fittings to achieve secure, reliable leak protection, the company says. The system includes a wide range of couplings, elbows, tees, adapters, fitting reducers, caps, unions and flanges for mechanical copper systems. These press products provide economical and reliable piping connections that can be used in residential, commercial and mechanical system applications.

The AnvilPress System is designed for use with ASTM B88, Types K, L, and M hard copper tubing up to 4 inches and soft copper tubing up to 1 1/4 inches. Press joints can be easily achieved using several commercially available press tools. No special tools are required, making for easy, peace-of-mind connections, the company says. Anvil International.