SharkBite Certifications & Technical Details

The SharkBite® connection system uses an advanced push-fit design that works in two stages. When the tube is inserted into the fitting it passes the first stage through a release collar and then through a stainless steel grab ring. The grab ring has teeth that open out and grip onto the tube.

At the second stage the tube is pushed through an o-ring protector which aligns the tube. A specially formulated o-ring is then compressed between the wall of the fitting and the tube before the end of the tube reaches the tube stop. Only when the tube has passed through the o-ring and reached the tube stop, is a secure joint created.

The SharkBite® fittings can only be used with pipe/tubing certified to the following specifications:

  • PEX: (ASTM F876, CSA B137.5)
  • Copper (ASTM B 88)
  • CPVC (ASTM D 2846, CSA B137.6)

SHARKBITE CERTIFICATIONS

The SharkBite push-fit fittings have been design certified and listed to ASSE 1061/NSF 61. The SharkBite push-fit fittings are listed by IAPMO and are certified for potable and hydronic heating water distribution (note: Glycol mixture for hydronics is not to exceed 50% concentration). The SharkBite push-fit fittings have been certified for underground applications and as a manufactured joint without access panels and they meet UPC, IPC and cUPC requirements.

SHARKBITE SPECIFICATION

The tube shall be inserted into the SharkBite push-fit fitting in the first stage through a release collar and then through a stainless steel grab ring. The grab ring has teeth that open out and grip onto the tube. At the second stage the tube shall be pushed through an O-ring protector which aligns the tube. A specially formulated EPDM O-ring shall be compressed between the wall of the fitting and the tube before the end of the tube reaches the tube stop. Only when the tube has passed through the O-ring and reached the tube stop shall a secure joint be created. The fitting shall be a SharkBite push-fit fitting.

SHARKBITE SPECIFICATION DATA

Performance:
Maximum working pressure . . . . . . . . . 200 psi
Maximum temperature  . . . . . . . . . . . 200°F (93°C)
Service  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Potable water

Materials:
Body . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DZR brass
O-ring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . EPDM
Grab ring  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stainless steel
Tube support liner . . . . . . . . . . . . Polysulfone

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