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San Juan, Puerto Rico
The Puerto Rico Convention Center, which has the capacity to hold up to 10,000 people, is the largest facility in the Caribbean and the most technologically-advanced in both the Caribbean and Latin America.
Grooved Pipe Joining Technology
1925: The first grooved coupling
Our Unique Approach
Patented in 1919, Victaulic is the originator and world's leading producer of mechanical pipe joining solutions, including grooved fittings and couplings. Originally known as The Victory Pipe Joint Company, Victaulic began to market a revolutionary new concept in the piping industry -- a mechanical bolted coupling that would engage into grooves and use a gasket seal.
The concept of the “victory joint”, joining pipe with bolted mechanical grooved couplings and grooved fittings, originated during World War I for rapid deployment of fuel and water lines to Allied forces. Later, combining the words "Victory" and "Hydraulics" the company name was shortened to Victaulic, and the company began to shift its focus to commercial piping applications to market its new innovative method of joining pipe.
Throughout its innovative history, the company's enthusiasm for crafting unconventional piping solutions has allowed it to forge new paths as it tackles the industry's most unique challenges.
Today, Victaulic innovative piping systems, technologies and services put people to work faster while increasing safety, ensuring reliability and maximizing efficiency. The company has 14 major manufacturing facilities and 29 branches worldwide with 3,600 employees who speak 43 languages across the globe. With over 1,900+ global patents, Victaulic piping solutions, perfect as welding alternatives, are at work in more than 140 countries across diverse business lines including oil and gas, chemical, mining, power generation, water and wastewater treatment, military and marine, as well as commercial building and fire protection.
The grooved pipe joining method — which dramatically reduces the amount of installation time as compared to welding, threading or flanging — is now used extensively in a variety of piping applications.
Victaulic grooved products comprise a complete system:
- Rigid and Flexible Grooved Couplings
- Grooved Accessories (such as grooved strainers and grooved suction diffusers)
- Grooved Valves
- Grooved Fittings and Grooved Adapters
- Grooving Tools and Accessories
The Victaulic grooved pipe joining method accommodates most piping materials, including lightwall, standard and extra-heavy steel, stainless, aluminum, PVC pipe and other plastics, as well as high-density polyethylene. In addition, products for copper tubing (CTS) and ductile iron (AWWA) for water supply, as well as underground- and waste-treatment process piping are available.
Victaulic products are manufactured to accommodate piping standards including ANSI, DN, JIS, CIS, AS and BS.
Victaulic also offers products using unique joining methods. For example, utilizing a spline-to-join pipe, Aquamine™ products offer reusable, high-impact PVC pipe, PVC couplings and PVC fittings for water-system solutions. The VBSP line of products allows mechanical joining of large diameter carbon and stainless steel pipe, regardless of the size or standard. The Victaulic Vic-Press™ system is press technology for joining schedule 10 stainless steel.
How do Victaulic Products Improve Safety?
Victaulic products are designed to be simple, safe and durable. Our mechanical pipe joining systems, such as our grooved fittings and couplings, are easy to install and provide a union at every joint, giving contractors maximum field flexibility and enhanced on-site decision-making capbabilities. Victaulic safety benefits include:
- Improved jobsite safety
- Reduced risk of injuries, and associated direct and indirect costs
- Improved safety records
- Reduced material handling
- Reduced construction man-hours
- Shortened construction schedules
- Reduced total installed costs
How do Victaulic pipe joining systems eliminate hazards related to welding?
- Grooved mechanical pipe joining is a no-flame solution. No costly fire watch manpower or fire shielding is required.
- Pipe fitters are not exposed to dangerous to the damaging fumes currently cited as the cause of serious health issues
North America- Contact Us
Victaulic World Headquarters
Easton, Pennsylvania, USA
Victaulic has a well-established network of branches and facilities throughout North America and has manufacturing operations on the continent in both the United States and Canada.
Ferrous foundries are located in Easton and Alburtis, both in Pennsylvania, with manufacturing and testing facilities in Stewartsville, New Jersey; Nazareth, Easton, Alburtis and Allentown, Pennylvania; and Leland, North Carolina.
Europe- Contact Us
Victaulic European Headquarters
Europe is serviced from regional headquarters in Nazareth, Belgium and distribution centers throughout the United Kingdom and the continent. A Victaulic foundry in Drezdenko, Poland provides ductile iron products worldwide.
Asia- Contact Us
Victaulic Asia Pacific Headquarters
Victaulic serves Asia and Australia from its manufacturing and research and development facility in Dalian, China and its regional headquarters in Shanghai.
Mexico- Contact Us
Victaulic Latin America Headquarters
The newest Victaulic facility, located in Chihuahua, Mexico, includes a ductile iron foundry with machining and assembly capabilities as well as local corporate offices. The training center for the Latin American region is located in Queretaro, Mexico. Learn more about Victaulic Custom Castings.