What Products We Test – Plumbing

Covering in excess of 100 International and Australian standards (listed here), Vipac’s Plumbing Engineers will help you navigate WELS (Water Efficiency Labelling Scheme) and WaterMark requirements. The team is located at the Victorian Technology Centre in Port Melbourne and enjoys state-of-the-art laboratory facilities and instrumentation.

Our Plumbing Consultants conduct safety, efficiency, performance and durability testing on a vast range of plumbing products:

  • Taps
  • Showers
  • Waste outlets and gratings
  • Flow controllers
  • Water filters
  • Clothes washers
  • Dishwashers
  • Other appliance testing

Click here to download Vipac’s Plumbing flyer.

Bathroom, pipes, fittings

An example of a bathroom using a range of pipes and fittings Vipac can test in their laboratories.


  • Backflow prevention valves
  • Pressure limiting valves
  • Solenoid valves
  • Isolating valves
  • Tempering and thermostatic mixing valves.

Pipes and fittings

  • Plastic pipes [PE, PB, PPR, PE-X, HDPE]
  • PVC - O, uPVC pipes
  • Multi - layer pipe (PE - X, Al)
  • Corrugated pipes
  • Copper and copper alloy pipes and fittings
  • Flexible hose connectors
  • Joints and solvent cement (uPVC and ABS)
  • Other mechanical jointing fittings.

Spa/Pool Pumps

Vipac offers performance testing for spa/pool pump units for E3 registration to the following standards:

  • AS 5102.1 – 2009: Part 1: Energy consumption and performance
  • AS 5102.2 – 2009: Part 2: Energy labelling and minimum energy performance standard requirements.

Click here to download Vipac’s Plumbing flyer.

Swimming Pool Port Melbourne

The rooftop swimming pool at Vipac Head Office in Port Melbourne.