Tyton Sit / Tyton Sit Extra - Self Restrained Gaskets
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VIP-Polymers are recognised as the leading global manufacturers of Tyton-SIT self restrained gaskets for ductile iron pipe and as a result, our Tyton-SIT gaskets are selected as original equipment by many of the leading global producers. Each design has been thoroughly tested in accordance with EN545:2010/ EN598:2007 and our Tyton-SIT fully comply with the requirements of BS6920 as well as WRAS approval at temperatures of up to 70 degrees.
What is Tyton-SIT?
- Designed to suit Tyton® socket (DIN28603)
- Self-restrained gasket used to joint ductile iron pipes to EN545/ EN598
- Used by all major pipe manufacturers globally since 1970’s
- Around 45% of pipe joints in Europe are self-restrained
VIP-Polymers have been manufacturing Tyton SIT since the 1970’s and to date, have supplied over five million units worldwide.
These are self-anchored joints which eliminate the need for thrust blocks at changes in direction, making them particularly suitable for difficult or unsuitable ground conditions such as soft ground or subsidence-prone areas; where space is limited; steep inclines or under rivers.
Benefits of Tyton SIT Vs Concrete Thrust Blocks:
- Concrete thrust blocks are often impractical due to unstable ground (i.e. groundwater)
- Contractors/ Engineers use far more concrete than the design stipulates “just in case”
- Difficulty pouring in freezing conditions Environmentally unfriendly; the cement industry is responsible for 5% of worldwide man made carbon dioxide (CO2)
- Expensive to dispose of soil matter removed from trench Impractical and can cause disruption in city centre excavations
- In congested trenches, not always possible to pour thrust blocks without interfering with other utilities
Benefits of Tyton SIT Vs External Mechanical Restraint System
- External mechanical restraint systems cost considerably more
- More difficult to install as access needed to reach bolts beneath the joint
- Entire assembly needs to be protected from corrosion
- Larger trench needed compared with Tyton SIT EXTRA
- Installation time of Tyton SIT typically 35% of the time taken to install External Mechanical Restraint
- Quicker installation
- Better for the environment
- Less disruption
- Lower installation costs
- No large excavation required
VIP-Polymers have further developed the thrust resisting properties of the proven TytonSIT® sealing system. Currently available in sizes DN450, DN500 & DN600, these gaskets are available for Ductile Iron Pipe manufactured in accordance with EN545 and EN598. Sizes DN80-DN400 being launched mid-2015.
The additional thrust resisting properties of the Tyton SIT EXTRA® has been achieved through revising the geometry of the locking “teeth” on the chromium retaining segments contained within the gasket. These segments lock themselves into the surface of the pipe and convert the thrust forces into the socket and spigot assembly. The result is an even higher pressure resistance even when used with pipes with wall thicknesses of below K9. Full testing in accordance with EN545 has been carried out and further information is available upon request.
As an alternative to Tyton®, VIP-Polymers has also developed and patented Viptyte™. This is a seal for push-fit flexible joints in iron pipes. It:
- Is specially profiled
- Is made of single hardness rubber
- Can be used for the same socket design as for the Tyton® gaskets.
BS6920. Suitability of non-metallic products for use in contact with water intended for human consumption with regard to their effect on the quality of the water.
ISO 3302-1:2014. Specifies classes of dimensional tolerances and their values for moulded, extruded, and calendared solid rubber products.
BS EN 681-1. Elastomeric seals. Material requirements for pipe joint seals in water and drainage applications.
ISO 2230:2002. Rubber products. Guidelines for storage.
BS EN 598:2007+A1:2009. Ductile iron pipes, fittings, accessories and their joints for sewerage applications. Requirements and test methods.
BS EN 545:2010. Ductile iron pipes, fittings, accessories and their joints for water pipelines. Requirements and test methods.