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As a blogger on our website my knowledge base covers a wide range of products associated with the pipeline industry. But when we sell our products to end-users, do we have a responsibility to offer the most energy-efficient solution to them; and should we be pressing them to consider the consequences of choosing the price over efficiency. We all play a part in in the increased use of energy and the resources of our planet; and whether you believe in global warming or not, we should..
It's a wet Friday in June and my goal today was to find a subject for our blogs that did not appear on the surface as one of our standard community posts. Lots of our blog post are product based but here on, our products are listed over and over again and so likely to appear on the Google horizon. So, thinking outside the box here is a community blog, to point out all the Facebook selfie opportunities available in Ashton-under-Lyne. One of our recent blogs o..
It's been some time since we did a piece in the Ashton is stranger than fiction series, and the reason behind that is the fact it was hard to find the right subject matter. This blog has been inspired by a customer Nick Hargreaves, who recently mentioned to me a piece of history concerning Henry Ford. He apparently visited Ashton-under-Lyne to buy a piece of local history. This was the Newcomen Atmospheric Engine from Fairbottom Bobs in Ashton-under-Lyne. For those of you that have..
Our press fittings are manufactured by M-Press and available from stock in EN 1057 copper, stainless steel 316 and carbon steel, this includes sizes 15mm to 108mm from stock and include the corresponding pipe material. What makes stand out from the rest is the fact that we're a PCC M-Press Distributor offering high-quality products are affordable prices for installers and end users alike. M-Press fittings can be used on a myriad of installations covering ho..
Welcome to another blog from, the subject of today's post is ASTM A106 hot finished seamless tube. This product range is also known as line piping, quality tube and many other names, although the latter could be used to describe what we offer across all tubular products could carry the same description. The reason this particular subject was chosen is the fact that our webmaster required more information to publish on this range, so you see, these are never ..
Welcome to another product blog from where we offer help and information on all our valve and pipeline products. The subject of today’s write up is our range of butt weld fittings and how the standards can be incorporated into your pressure pipeline systems. If you would prefer not to read an entire blog on the subject of butt weld fittings, contact our sales team for the required information. As the author of nearly our entire Blog library, my personal p..
ASME B16.11 or BS 3799 3000lb pipe fittings are another product line available here at and Besseges (Valves, Tubes & fittings) Ltd. If you or your business is looking to purchase these pipe fittings then you're already in the right place. If your requirement is for more regular orders of this or any other valve and pipeline products, contact our sales team or open a trade account with us. However you buy ASME B16.11 pipe fittings, you can be assured tha..
Unistrut channel has been around for almost a century and has become unsurprisingly, the generic name used to describe the systems of many manufacturers. The original Unistrut system was if my information is correct invented in 1924 by Charles Attwood, at the time being the Attwood System. Originally invented to support cable and electrical equipment, the inventor saw many uses for this ingenious support system. Mr Attwood continued to develop his Unistrut Channel and fixings unti..
Actuated Valve Solutions 26/10/2018 0 comments
We offer a wide range of actuated valves here at, much of what is available manufactured by Genebre. This is especially true when we are providing pneumatic actuated valve solutions. The latest range of pneumatic actuators from Genebre have a built-in visual open and shut indicator; therefore, reducing the cost of actuation when this is specified. We can offer other forms of actuated valve solutions including electric actuation and electro-pneumatic control va..
Thirty years ago, this week, the company behind opened for business; Besseges (Valves, Tubes & Fittings) Ltd became an independent limited company on the 1st of October 1988. Under the current managing director, the business started life as a small merchant in James Howe Mill, Ashton under Lyne and quickly grew into a busy local valve and pipeline supplier. Before the end of the first year, we had expanded the staff and put a representative on the road to..
WRAS Approved Ball Valves 19/09/2018 0 comments
When you search for WRAS approved ball valves online you will literally find thousands of pages offering a suitable valve. Here at, we can offer the latest Genebre valve to be approved for potable water in the United Kingdom, in fact, it's been part of our online range for years. Genebre offers a wide range of high-quality valves in brass and stainless steel that already meet EU water standards and in 2018 they have added the Art3029 brass ball valve to the U..
Actuated valves from are available in many types and sizes, the majority of the valves we offer are actuated here in Ashton-under-Lyne. This latest blog will cover what products are available and give timescales for delivery on this huge range. Actuated valves can be provided with fully electric actuation, pneumatic actuation and electro-pneumatic actuation. As this range can cover anything from an on/off ball valve to a serious control valve, some explanation..
Many accounts departments across the United Kingdom have the constant battle every working day of chasing payments. Payment terms across the UK vary from industry to retail hugely and having spoken to customers recently some are definitely not paying or playing fair. Delaying payments for many large businesses seems to have become the norm; with supermarkets and large construction businesses using their suppliers like a bank. Can you imagine being a company supplying products to a..
Besseges (Valves, Tubes and Fittings Ltd with have been a distributor of metric BS EN 1092-1 flanges for nearly three decades. When we started selling this product range they were BS 4504 and if and when they alter again slightly following our departure from the European Union, we will still offer this range. The difference between what we offer and some of our competitors’ supply could be of superior quality. At the time of writing this blog one of our main c..
Press Fittings from M-Press 02/05/2018 0 comments
M-Press press fittings are available from a few sources across the United Kingdom and if you are looking for a Northern or Manchester distributor. Look no further than ValvesTubesFittings and Besseges (Valves, Tubes & Fittings) Ltd. We carry stock of the full range in sizes 15mm to 54mm which includes copper, stainless steel and carbon steel. This simple but reliable pipework system can be installed a great deal faster than many traditional pipework methods and if done correctly ..
The Battle of Manchester Hill is a lesser known part of The First World War and came up as part of our last blog about the people of Ashton under Lyne and the Great War. The 16th Battalion of The Manchester Regiment held the hill above St Quentin in France. The hill is above the French Village of Francilly Selency and gave the 16th Battalion an excellent view of the German Positions in St Quentin. The position gave British and French Battalions what seemed to be an advantage; but ..
Process Steam Solutions 04/04/2018 0 comments
Our business has been a specialist supplier of process steam products since 1999 and we have grown into a business that is recognised by our customers as a source of process steam solutions. We have made 100s of site visits to businesses with process steam issues over the past 19 years, 100s is probably a very conservative estimate. In that time, we have assisted many contractors and manufacturing companies and offered sensible cost-effective process steam solutions. What we have ..
Cooking with steam offers efficient precise temperature control and it can be used to create direct clean heat using steam injection, or it can be used via heat exchangers such as coils for traditional cooking and baking. Cooking with steam does not mean you need to fill a chamber or oven with direct steam, although if this is your method it does create beautiful restaurant quality cuisine. Dry cooking is efficient but whether the heat comes from gas or electricity, it is essentially..
Grooved pipe and fittings were first used as early as 1917 and invented by a Royal Engineer, Lieutenant Ernest Tribe in conjunction with Dr Henry Hele-Shaw; originally known as the Victory Joint. The sad truth is they were originally developed for use on semi-portable flamethrowers used in battles during World War 1. It was found that many semi-portable flamethrowers had faulty connections; which when they failed covered the operators with burning liquid. A clever engineer Ernest ..
BS EN 10241:2000 Steel pipe fittings can be found at here at in sizes 1/4" to 6" or 8mm to 150mm nominal bore. Depending on your age you might know this range of threaded steel fittings as wrought iron; although they haven’t been manufactured in that material for a few decades. We offer BS EN 10241:2000 steel pipe fittings due to the robustness of the material and for the fact that this range covers up to 25 bar/364 psi. In our experience they are used ofte..
For people of a certain age, the Donkey stone remains a memory of mills and their rows of terrace houses. For those that don’t know what a Donkey stone was this should be a fascinating read and an insight into working-class pride in their homes. Before their decline, Donkey stones were used for cleaning the greasy steps in textile mills, the mixture applied a non-slip coating making them safer. Due to there wide use in the mills and the fact they were often used by female workers..
Pipe and Fittings Suppliers Online 29/11/2017 0 comments
Looking for the best pipe and fittings suppliers online is a bit of a minefield as no matter where you go they promise the earth. As an online supplier of pipe and fittings, will certainly not promise the impossible. What we will do is provide the quality materials required to complete many pipeline installations. No matter what type of installation is being envisioned, we have plenty of experience across many sectors. The World Wide Web is now full of busi..
Steam Control Valves 06/11/2017 0 comments
We can offer an extensive range of steam control valves from leading manufacturers and have the technical team that can ensure the correct valves are supplied. Here at, we are a leading supplier of steam control valves from market leaders, including Samson and TLV. We also offer steam control valves from less well-known manufacturers such as Genebre, where we have been a trusted distributor for over a decade. For more information on all we can offer in steam c..
Why would a tobacconist from Old Street, Ashton under Lyne be worthy of the paragraphs in our blogs under Ashton is stranger than fiction series? The reason is simple, the gentleman happened to be the first mixed race professional footballer to play English league football and in fact world football. The man was Arthur Wharton born 28th October 1865 at Jamestown South Africa. In the following paragraphs, we follow the history of a fascinating individual who began his life in what ..
Independent industrial plumbing and heating suppliers are few and far between these days, although there are many more domestic plumbing and heating suppliers available on most high streets. Here at ValvesTubesFittings, we are an online industrial plumbing and heating supplier with a trade counter facility. If you are based in and around the Greater Manchester area this means you can order online and pick up the material on the same day; subject to stock and availability. Of cours..
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