Confined Space Installations
When it comes to piping systems, it is not uncommon to have a large system and limited space to install it. This is particularly true with retrofit projects, however this issue can also arise in the piping galleries for municipal projects, ballast systems on ships, mechanical rooms on multi-residential buildings, and trench piping in data centers.
There are three main reasons that a Victaulic grooved mechanical system is the ideal solution for installing piping systems in confined spaces.
1) Reduce the possibility for rework associated with field mate-up problems.
Unlike welding, where field mate-up issues can mean extensive and expensive re-work, Victaulic grooved couplings allow for a full 360 degree rotation of the pipe and system components before tightening, so that proper alignment can be achieved in the field.
2) Install piping systems in closer proximity to one another.
Victaulic grooved systems feature a lower profile when compared to flanged systems, and therefore, grooved piping systems can be installed in closer proximity to one another.
3) Eliminate safety risks associated with welding.
Victaulic grooved systems are installed without the use of flame or fume, which is of critical importance when installing piping systems within in confined spaces.