Further Information

Durability & Strength

  • Tested to 97/23/EC Pressure Equipment Directive
  • TCVN 1832:2008 (18Mpa)
  • PSB TUV tested to meet ASTM B491/491M @ 2400 psi
  • Certificates and Assurance

Our refrigerant aluminium pipes are tested to:

  • CE PED (pressure equipment directive)
  • CE CPD (construction product directive)
  • BS75-02 1000psi "standard specification for seamless copper pipe"
  • BS EN 248 "corrosion resistance test with neutral saline spray"
  • EN12735-1:2010 & EN12735-2:2010

Aluminium Source & Inventory

Aluminium is the most abundant metal in the Earth's crust, and the third
most abundant element, after oxygen and silicon. It makes up about 8% by weight of the Earth's solid surface.

  • Shortage of Copper - 199,000 ton in 2011 (Standard Bank PLC)
  • Shortage of Copper - 457,000 ton in 2012 (Standard Bank PLC)
  • Average price at USD 8,700/Metric Ton in 2012
  • Copper supply shortage due to deterioration of copper ore and lack of further investment
  • Copper price trend - Sideways or Up
  • Aluminium is easily repaired
  • Prices in year 2000 for copper at +/- USD 1300/ Metric Ton comparing to Aluminium +/- 2300/Metric Ton