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Accommodating Thermal Movement

When accommodating thermal piping movement (expansion and contraction), the Victaulic grooved pipe joining system conforms to industry practices while providing

  • design flexibility
  • reduced stress on the piping system
  • a more compact, inspectable and productive method of installation over other pipe-joining methods

The key to effectively accommodating thermal expansion and contraction in a building is to allow the predictable, controlled movement of the piping itself. This can be achieved in a variety of ways, and the selection of a specific method is based upon the engineer, the type of piping system and the project parameters.

 

 

Victaulic couplings accommodate thermal movement in four ways:

1) providing an expansion joint utilizing grooved mechanical pipe components
2) allowing the system to “free-float”
3) utilizing the linear movement/deflection capabilities of flexible grooved couplings
4) providing an expansion loop utilizing grooved mechanical components

 

 

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