Victaulic Unveils Press-To-Connect Pipe-Joining System

Maritime Reporter & Engineering News
Thursday, October 31, 2013

Victaulic, a manufacturer of mechanical pipe joining systems, introduces Vic-Press, an IACS-approved flame-free press system for joining small-diameter stainless steel pipe. With Type Approval certification from IACS member agency Germanischer Lloyd, Vic-Press offers a quick, simple, safe and reliable means of joining off-the-shelf Type 316 ASTM A-312 Schedule 10S stainless steel pipe in new-vessel construction, retrofit and repair operations. The system is type approved for class III piping systems.
According to Victaulic, the joints are quick and simple to complete with the Vic-Press system: Pipe is cut to length and deburred, marked for visual verification of full insertion, then inserted into a coupling or fitting.  Reliability is built into the system with several unique features. An internal pipe stop within the couplings and fittings helps correctly position the pipe to ensure positive joining, while the seal pocket helps protect the gasket during assembly. Vic-Press gaskets are pre-lubricated to simplify the assembly process; no additional lubrication is required for installation. Once installed, patent-pending press detection technology enables the installer to identify unpressed joints as the system is filled and tested.
The approved Vic-Press product range includes couplings, tees, elbows, reducers, end caps and adapters in sizes ranging from 0.5-2 inches (15-50 millimeters). Vic-Press couplings and fittings are pressure-rated up to a maximum of 232 psi (16 bar/1,600 kPa). They are fire resistant and recommended for use with fluids at temperatures up to 208 degrees Fahrenheit (98 degrees Celsius) for the standard HNBR gasket seal, and up to 250 degrees Fahrenheit (121 degrees Celsius) for the EPDM gasket seal.
www.victaulic.com

 

(As published in the October 2013 edition of Maritime Reporter & Engineering News - www.marinelink.com)

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