Victaulic, the world leader in mechanical pipe joining systems, has introduced Vic-Press, a press system that joins pipe in a matter of seconds. Vic-Press, the industry’s first ANSI Schedule 10S pipe sized press-to-connect system designed for off-the-shelf ASTM A-312 Schedule 10S stainless steel pipe, is an industrial-grade solution for quickly and reliably joining small-diameter piping systems.
“Vic-Press is an innovative product offering a small-diameter solution for off-the-shelf stainless steel Schedule 10S pipe,” says Dan Christian, Power Market Sales Director for Victaulic. “Thanks to continued investment in research and development, customers in the power and industrial markets can now rely on Victaulic as a single-source provider for all stainless steel pipe joining needs from 15 to 600 millimeters.”
Vic-Press offers increased strength and durability with improved flow characteristics compared to light-wall tube systems; safer, more efficient pipe assembly than welding, threading and flanging; and meets or exceeds industry standards.
In addition, a patent-pending press detection technology enables installers to confirm any unpressed joints as the system is filled. The Vic-Press system also requires 70 percent fewer man-hours than welding to install, and significantly reduces rework. No flame or arc is required reducing risk to workers and surroundings.
With pressure tolerances up to 3450 kPa (500 psi), Vic-Press 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 82 degrees Celsius.
The Vic-Press system is available for 15-50 millimeter (½ to 2-inch) Type 304/304L and Type 316/316L pipe. Vic-Press products feature Grade “H” HNBR gaskets, suitable for services up to 98 degrees Celsius. Alternative materials, including EPDM, fluoroelastomer and silicone, are available for services up to 121 degrees Celsius. Vic-Press is ideal for a number of wet and dry industrial applications, including potable water, oil, compressed air, lubricated air, noncombustible gases and general chemical services.
Vic-Press is used with standard Schedule 10S stainless steel pipe, which offers increased strength and durability. The pipe-wall thickness of ANSI Schedule 10S pipe is up to double that of light-wall tube, and as a result, Vic-Press offers a superior life cycle, up to three times the end-load performance, up to twice the bend-load performance (view the Schedule 10S vs. light-wall tube strength test video), up to a 52 percent increase in available flow, and up to a 23 percent reduction in pressure drop per 30 meters of pipe over tube-sized systems.
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.
Founded in 1925, Victaulic is the world's leading producer of mechanical pipe joining systems. Headquartered in Pennsylvania, USA, Victaulic has manufacturing and distribution facilities worldwide and employs more than 3,500 people. The company develops products for a full range of industrial, commercial and institutional piping system applications.
For more information, please visit www.vic-press.com.