Installation-Ready™ Grooved Technology Pipe Couplings & Fittings
What Is Installation-Ready™ Technology?
Victaulic’s patented Installation-Ready™ couplings provide fast, easy pipe connections, and reduce the number of loose parts to drop or misplace. The single-unit design allows an installer to assemble the coupling or fitting simply by inserting it onto the grooved end of a pipe and tightening the nuts.
Why is it different?
Prior to this technology, in order to install a grooved coupling, the coupling itself was completely disassembled and then reassembled onto the pipe ends.
The process looked like this:
- Remove the bolts and nuts
- Remove the gasket
- Fit the gasket over the gap between two grooved pipe ends
- Wrap the housings around the gasket
- Tighten the bolts and nuts
This 5 step process which took only minutes to accomplish was a complete game changer when it was introduced in 1919 as an efficient alternative to welding. Nearly a century later, Victaulic is developing new ways to build on that original innovation. When our customers asked us how we could make grooved couplings even faster, safer and more durable, we responded with patented Installation-Ready™ Technology.
Grooved couplings, and the more recently released grooved fittings featuring Installation-Ready™ technology come pre-assembled; they are simply pushed on to a grooved pipe end, joined by a second grooved pipe end, and then bolts and nuts are tightened. What used to take minutes — now takes only seconds.
How Much Faster Is Installation-Ready™ Technology Vs. Other Joining Methods?
- Install up to 10 times faster than welded joints
- Install up to 6 times faster than flanged joints
- Install in less than half the time of standard grooved couplings
What Are the Benefits of Installation-Ready™ Technology?
- COMPRESSED PROJECT SCHEDULES - Due to the speed at which these couplings can be installed, as outlined above, contactors are able to further compress their construction schedules.
- REDUCE MATERIAL HANDLING - Unlike standard couplings, Installation-Ready™ couplings are installed without the need to disassemble the coupling. No loose bolts and nuts translates to less material handling on site.
- BETTER MANAGED LABOR RISK- Because Installation-Ready™ couplings require fewer steps to install, the result is consistently faster pipe joints; this allows contractors to optimize crew size and better manage their labor risk.
- ENHANCED JOB SITE SAFETY - No flames. No fumes. No loose parts. In addition to being flame-free and devoid of noxious fumes during installation, Installation-Ready™ couplings feature no loose parts to drop or lose, reducing material handling on site, thereby reducing risk of injury.
Installation-Ready™ Technology Video Library
INSTALLATION-READY™ TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES
- All Products
- Pipe Joining
- Flow Control
Style V9 FireLock™ IGS™ Installation-Ready™ Sprinkler Coupling
Style 009N FireLock EZ™ Rigid Coupling
Series 906 Knife Gate Valve for HDPE Pipe
Style 644 Installation-Ready™ Transition Coupling for Potable Water
Style 357 Installation-Ready™ Rigid Coupling For CPVC/PVC Pipe
Style 356 Installation-Ready™ Transition Coupling For CPVC/PVC Pipe
Style 904 Flange Adapter for HDPE-to-Flanged Pipe
Style 905 Coupling for HDPE
Style 907 HDPE-to-Steel Transition Coupling
Series 795 Knife Gate Valve
Grooved Installation-Ready™ Fittings for Copper
FireLock™ Grooved Installation-Ready™ Fittings
FireLock™ IGS™ Installation-Ready™ Fittings Line
Style SC77 Installation-Ready™ Flexible Coupling for Shouldered Steel Pipe
Style 177N QuickVic™ Flexible Coupling
Style 171 Installation-ready™ Flexible Composite Coupling
Style 607 QuickVic™ Rigid Coupling for Copper
Style 107N QuickVic™ Rigid Coupling
Style 108 FireLock™ IGS™ Installation-Ready™ Rigid Coupling• Patented one-bolt coupling • Utilizes the Victaulic proprietary IGS™ groove specification. • Optimized for 1" | DN25 pipe • Pressures up to 365 psi | 2517 kPa | 25 bar
- All Resources
- Technical & Design Data
|Title||Number||Download or Add to Collection|
|FireLock™ IGS™ Installation-Ready™ Style V9 Sprinkler Coupling Installation Instructions (I-V9)||I-V9|
|FireLock™ IGS™ Style V9 Installation-Ready Sprinkler Coupling Submittal||10.65|
|Series 795 and 906 Installation-Ready™ Knife Gate Valves Installation and Maintenance Instructions||I-795-906|
|Series 906 Knife Gate Valve for HDPE Pipe Submittal||19.06|
|Series 795 and 906 Installaion-Ready™ Knife Gate Valves Maintenance Quick Guide||I-795-906-MNT|
|Style 644 Installation-Ready™ Transition Coupling for Potable Water Installation Manual||I-644|
|Style 644 Installation-Ready™ Transition Coupling for Potable Water Submittal||22.44|
|Style 356 Installation-Ready™ Transition Coupling Installation Manual||I-356|
|Style 357 Installation-Ready™ Rigid Coupling Installation Manual||I-357|
|Style 356 Installation-Ready™ Transition Coupling Submittal||33.06|
|Style 357 Installation-Ready™ Rigid Coupling Submittal||33.07|
|Style 904 Flange Adapter for HDPE-to-Flanged Pipe Installation Instructions||IT-904|
|Style 904 Flange Adapter for HDPE-to-Flanged Pipe Submittal||19.12|
|Bureau Veritas (BV) Maritime Type Approval – Style 107N||46584/A0 BV|
|IGS™ Groove Specifications||25.14|
|Style 905 Plain End Coupling for HDPE Installation Instructions – Metric Sizes||I-905-Metric|
|Style 905 Plain End Coupling for HDPE Installation Instructions||I-905|
|Style 907 Transition Coupling for HDPE Installation Instructions||IT-907|
|Installation-Ready™ Flexible Coupling Style SC77 Installation Instructions||I-SC77|
|Style 907 Transition Coupling for HDPE Installation Instructions – Metric Sizes||I-907-Metric|
|Series 795 Knife Gate Valve Installation Instructions||I-795|
|Installation-Ready™ Composite Flexible Coupling Style 171 Installation Instructions||I-171|
|FireLock™ Installation-Ready™ Fittings Installation Instructions (I-102)||I-102|
|FireLock™ Installation-Ready™ Fittings Installation Instructions (I-101/103)||I-101_103|
|QuickVic™ Rigid Coupling for Copper Style 607 Submittal||22.13|
|Installation-Ready™ Fittings for Grooved Copper Tubing Submittal||22.15|
|Plain End HDPE Fittings Submittal||19.11|
|Style 907 Transition Coupling for HDPE Submittal||19.10|
|Style 905 Plain End Coupling for HDPE Submittal||19.07|
|Installation-Ready™ Flexible Coupling for Shouldered Pipe Style SC77 Submittal||16.10|