Grooved for Large Piping Systems
Advanced Groove System (AGS)
With a two-piece housing and a wedge-shaped groove, the Advanced Groove System (AGS) products offer unprecedented assembly speed and reliability, giving contractors the speed they want and engineers the performance they need.
AGS provides advantages that other mechanical joints can't:
- two-piece housing for all couplings
- twice the end-load capabilities
A wider, wedge-shaped groove facilitates proper coupling positioning by decreasing initial installation sensitivity. Tightening the nuts to the proper specification completes the joint. In addition, the surfaces of the two housings meet solidly between the head of the bolt and the securing nut, providing visual confirmation of proper assembly and joint integrity once the nut is properly torqued.
It all adds up to the strongest Victaulic mechanical coupling assembly system ever in this size range. AGS-joined pipe handles higher end loads and a higher pressure rating — up to 350 psi/2,410 kPa, depending on pipe size and schedule, with a nominal three-to-one safety factor.
AGS provides advantages that welded joints can’t:
- no flames or fumes
- accommodates for piping system movement
- a union at every joint
- faster, safer and easier installations reduces costs
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