Flame-free Pipe Joining System
Victaulic introduces Vic-Press, a flame-free press system that joins pipe in a matter of seconds. Designed for off-the-shelf Schedule 10S stainless steel pipe, Vic-Press quickly and reliably joins small-diameter piping systems. Vic-Press offers safer, more efficient pipe assembly than welding, threading and flanging; and increased strength and durability and improved flow characteristics compared to light-wall tube systems. Vic-Press is ideal for a number of water industry applications, including compressed air/instrument air, dissolved air flotation and aeration lines. The Vic-Press system is quick, simple and safe to install. Pipe is cut to size and deburred, marked for visual verification, and inserted into a lubricated coupling, fitting or valve. The Victaulic PFT510 handheld pressing tool is used to press the component onto the pipe end, providing a positive mechanical interlock and creating a rigid, permanent, leak-tight joint. Patent-pending press-detection technology enables the installer to identify unpressed joints as the system is filled. The Vic-Press system requires 70% fewer man-hours than welding to install and significantly reduces rework. Unlike welding, no flame or arc is required for installation, reducing risk to workers and surroundings. Compared to flanges, Vic-Press couplings weigh less and feature a lower, boltless profile, allowing the system to be installed in tight spaces.