Visit Victaulic at SMM for weight-reducing, space-saving piping solutions

7 Sep 2010
Industry News, Press Releases, Trade Shows & Conferences

Attendees at SMM (Shipbuilding, Machinery & Marine Technology International Trade Fair, 7-10 September, Hamburg, Germany) can discover how to achieve space and weight savings while simplifying the installation of piping systems by visiting the Victaulic s discover how to achieve space and weight savings while simplifying the installation of piping systems by visiting the Vin of rigid and flexible couplings, fittings, valves and accessories for a variety of shipboard applications. The booth will also feature a display comparing a grooved ctaulic stand, Hall A4, Booth 421. Victaulic, the world’s leading manufacturer of mechanical pipe-joining systems, is exhibiting its line of grooved mechanical pipe-joining products approved for the shipbuilding industry. On show will be a selectiovalve assembly to a flanged valve assembly. Compared to flanges, use of couplings in conjunction with a grooved piping system in valve assemblies can reduce weight by as much as 58 percent. In addition to the weight reduction, couplings reduce the amount of time needed for piping system installation, as well as the amount of space needed for assembly, which allows for easier access and maintenance. Couplings offer a flame-free installation, improving safety aboard ships and at shipyards. Couplings also reduce piping vibration and noise. The Victaulic pipe-joining system is created by cold forming or machining a groove into the end of a pipe. Pipe sections are connected by a coupling, which houses a resilient, pressure-responsive elastomer gasket that creates a leak-tight seal. The bolts and nuts are tightened, securing the coupling housings together, and the key sections of the coupling engage the groove on each pipe-end, creating a strong, reliable joint. Victaulic is world-recognized for its pipe-joining solutions in a variety of industries, including commercial building, power generation, mining, oil and gas, biofuels, water systems, and more. “The Victaulic pipe-joining method has stood the test of time in some of the world’s most demanding construction projects and in the harshest environments,” says Didier Vassal, Vice President at Victaulic. “Visit Hall A4, Booth 421 at SMM to find out how Victaulic can make a difference in your next shipbuilding project, whether new construction, retrofit or renovation.”

About Victaulic:

Founded in 1925, Victaulic is the world's leading producer of mechanical pipe joining systems. Headquartered in Easton, Pa., 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, visit