Global Processing

Flame-Free Press System Joins Pipe in Seconds

May 17, 2011

The Vic-Press is designed for off-the-shelf ASTM A-312 Schedule 10S stainless steel pipe. The system is an industrial-grade solution for quickly and reliably joining small-diameter piping systems, according to the manufacturer. Vic-Press is used with standard Schedule 10S stainless steel pipe, which offers increased strength and durability and eliminates the need to stock specialty pipe. 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 confirm any unpressed joints as the system is filled. No flame or arc is required as with welding, reducing risk to workers and surroundings. With pressure tolerances up to 500 psi, it exceeds ANSI class 150 standards. Vic-Press meets ASME B31.1, 31.3 and 31.9 support requirements. The system is also ANSI/NSF 61 certified for potable water up to 180 degrees Fahrenheit. The Vic-Press system is available for ½ to 2-inch Type 304/304L and Type 316/316L pipe.