Tapping Bands

Tapping Bands (PE – Polyethylene)

Our range of Tapping Bands are available throughout New Zealand from your local plumbing or pipeline supplier

Download Product PDF *Please Note our Current Product Catalogue is dated 1st April 2011


SizeTapped Size BSPNominal Pipe Size ODSeal TypeProduct Number
63 15mm 63.2mm O Ring TBPE6315
63 20mm 63.2mm O Ring TBPE6320
63 25mm 63.2mm O Ring TBPE6325
110 15mm 110.0mm Lip Seal TBPE11015
110 20mm 110.0mm Lip Seal TBPE11020
110 25mm 110.0mm Lip Seal TBPE11025
110 32mm 110.0mm Lip Seal TBPE11032
110 40mm 110.0mm Lip Seal TBPE11040
110 50mm 110.0mm Lip Seal TBPE11050
125 20mm 125.5mm Lip Seal TBPE12520
125 25mm 125.5mm Lip Seal TBPE12525
125 32mm 125.5mm Lip Seal TBPE12532
125 40mm 125.5mm Lip Seal TBPE12540
125 50mm 125.5mm Lip Seal TBPE12550
180 20mm 180.0mm Lip Seal TBPE18020
180 25mm 180.0mm Lip Seal TBPE18025
180 32mm 180.0mm Lip Seal TBPE18032
180 40mm 180.0mm Lip Seal TBPE18040
180 50mm 180.0mm Lip Seal TBPE18050
225 15mm 225.0mm Lip Seal TBPE22515
225 20mm 225.0mm Lip Seal TBPE22520
225 25mm 225.0mm Lip Seal TBPE22525
250 32mm 250.0mm Lip Seal TBPE25032
250 40mm 250.0mm Lip Seal TBPE25040
250 50mm 250.0mm Lip Seal TBPE25050


Tapping Bands & Nuts

Material: Low Lead Gunmetal (LLLG2) BS1400:1986-BS EN1982:1999. AS2738-2000. Alloy C83600A.

Chemical Composition % (Nominal):
Copper 84-86 %
Tin 4-6 %
Zinc 4-6 %
Lead 4.5 % Max

Meet the following Standards:

  • AS/NZ 2345 – 2006 Dezincification Resistant
  • AS/NZ 4020 – 2005 Potable Water Contact
  • AS2738 – 2000 Alloy Standard C83600A (Low Lead Gunmetal)


Material: Nitrile Rubber

Meet the following Standards:

  • AS1646.1 – 2000 Elastomeric Seals for waterworks purposes
  • AS/NZ 4020 – 2005 Potable Water Contact

Service Conditions:
Maximum Pressure Rating of 2068 KPa (300PSI)
Maximum Water Temperature of 50° C

Giltech Tapping Bands are manufactured to the strictest quality standards in our ISO9001:2015 (LIC 108) accredited foundry.
The Tapping Band’s ample width and pre-formed radius provides greater distribution of clamping pressure to avoid crushing the pipe.
Giltech Tapping Bands have the approval of most Local Authorities; the main one being MANARC (Manakau City Council Approval MW7).


  • Corrosion Resistant
  • Resistant to seawater
  • Dezincification Resistant
  • Weather resistant
  • Resistant to other materials which attack traditional materials
  • Excellent fatigue resistance
  • Resistant to vibration pump loads and water hammer
  • Resistant to damage in transport and storage
  • Giltech Tapping Bands are widely used in New Zealand and are exported to Australia, the Middle East, and the Pacific Islands.
  • They are suitable for water reticulation and irrigation where their strength helps avoid damage by farm implements, live stock etc.

Installation Instructions:

  • Make sure the pipe is clean and free from dirt or other contaminants and has no grooves or other irregularities such as weld beads or indentations on it.
  • Fit the Tapping Band around the pipe and hand tighten the 2 nuts.
  • Tighten the nuts to approximately 20 Newton metres or 15 foot pounds.
  • This can be achieved by giving the nuts a firm turn with a 200/250mm adjustable spanner or equivalent.
  • Note: When properly tightened there will still be a gap between the top and bottom band. This gap allows for the manufacturing tolerances of the outside diameter of the pipe.
  • DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN the nuts.
  • DO NOT use tools such as rattle guns as over tightening the nuts could damage the tapping band.
  • If after tightening a leak is evident – check the pipe and seal to find the cause.
  • Continuing to tighten the band WILL NOT fix the problem.