Benefits of Grooved Mechanical Couplings in High-Pressure Applications Featured in Mining Engineering
The December 2011 issue of Mining Engineering featured a contributed article by Marc Carriere, global mining manager at Victaulic, describing the difference between flanged and grooved mechanical pipe joining in both traditional and high-pressure applications, and noting the benefits of utilizing grooved piping in high-pressure applications. High-pressure mechanical couplings are increasingly being used in mining applications including backfill, chilled water and dewatering lines because of their ability to reduce time spent on installation and maintenance, flexibility, and lower material and installation costs. The article notes that the Victaulic Style HP-70ES can withstand pressures up to 2,500 psi, while the Style 808 can withstand pressures of up to 4,000 psi.
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