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.

 

 

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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
  • Fittings
  • Flow Control
Style 108 FireLock™ IGS™ Installation-Ready™ Rigid Coupling
• Patent pending one-bolt coupling • Utilizes the Victaulic proprietary IGS™ groove specification. • Optimized for 1" | DN25 pipe • Pressures up to 365 psi | 2517 kPa | 25 bar
Style V9 FireLock™ IGS™ Installation-Ready™ Sprinkler Coupling
  • Branch Line Connection: 1" | DN25
  • Sprinkler Connections: 1" | DN25, ¾"| DN20, ½"| DN15
  • One-Bolt coupling, optimized for sprinkler installation
  • Utilizes the proprietary IGS™ groove specification
  • Pressures up to 250 psi | 1724 kPa | 17 bar
Style 009N FireLock EZ™ Rigid Coupling
  • Angled bolt pad provides rigidity
  • Sizes from 1¼ -– 12" | DN32 - DN300
  • Pressures up to 365 psi | 2517 kPa | 25 bar
Refuse-to-Fuse™ Series 906 Knife Gate Valve for HDPE Pipe
  • Intended for use on fluid lines containing solids, slurry, and/or abrasive media
  • Designed with stainless steel retaining rings for plain end HDPE pipe (SDR 7 - 21)
  • All wear parts can be replaced in-line without removing the valve from the pipeline -Utilizes patented Installation-Ready™ technology
  • Pneumatic, hydraulic and manual actuation available
  • Sizes from 3 - 8" IPS HDPE
  • Pressures up to 150 psi | 1035 kPa | 10 bar
Style 644 Installation-Ready™ Transition Coupling for Potable Water
  • Provides a single coupling connection for grooved end stainless steel pipe to grooved end copper tubing of the same nominal size
  • Designed for use only on Types 304 and 316 Schedules 10S and 40S stainless steel pipe and ASTM B88 Types K, L and M and ASTM B306 Type DWV copper tubing
  • Sizes from 2 - 6"/DN50 - DN150
  • Pressures up to 300 psi/2068 kPa/21 bar
  • Regional availability, contact Victaulic for details
Style 357 Installation-Ready™ Rigid Coupling For CPVC/PVC Pipe
  • Designed for use on chlorinated polyvinyl chloride/polyvinyl chloride (CPVC/PVC) pipe featuring the Victaulic PGS-300 groove profile
  • Sizes from 2 - 12"/DN50 - DN300
  • Refer to the submittal for maximum pressure ratings and temperature reduction factors
  • Regional availability, contact Victaulic for details
Style 356 Installation-Ready™ Transition Coupling For CPVC/PVC Pipe
  • Designed for use on chlorinated polyvinyl chloride/polyvinyl chloride (CPVC/PVC) pipe featuring the Victaulic PGS-300 groove profile
  • Sizes from 2 1/2 - 12"/73.0 mm - DN300
  • Refer to the submittal for maximum pressure ratings and temperature reduction factors
  • Regional availability, contact Victaulic for details
Style 904 Refuse-to-Fuse Flange Adapter for HDPE-to-Flanged Pipe
  • Designed to provide a transition from plain end HDPE pipe (SDR 7 - SDR 21) to flanged piping system components
  • Sizes from 3 – 8” IPS HDPE to 3 – 8” IPS ANSI Class 150 Flange
  • Pressure rating meets or exceeds the performance capability of the pipe
Style 107N QuickVic™ Rigid Coupling
  • Angled bolt pad provides rigidity
  • Sizes from 2 - 12" | DN50 – DN300
  • Pressures up to 750 psi | 5171 kPa | 52 bar
  • Optional galvanized coating
Style 905 Refuse-to-Fuse™ Coupling for HDPE
  • Designed for plain end HDPE pipe (SDR 7 - SDR 21)
  • Sizes from 2 - 8" IPS and 63 - 225 mm ISO
  • Pressure rating meets or exceeds the performance capabilities of the pipe
Style 907 Refuse-to-Fuse™ HDPE-to-Steel Transition Coupling
  • Designed to provide a single transition from plain end HDPE pipe (SDR 7 - SDR 21) to grooved steel sized piping system components
  • Sizes from 2 - 8" IPS HDPE to 2 - 8" IPS grooved steel
  • Sizes from 63 - 225 mm ISO HDPE to 50 - 200 mm ISO grooved steel
  • Pressure rating meets or exceeds the performance capability of the pipe
Series 795 Knife Gate Valve
  • Designed for fluid lines containing solids and abrasive materials
  • All wear parts can be replaced in-line without removing the valve from the pipeline
  • Pneumatic, hydraulic and manual actuation available
  • Sizes from 3 – 12" | DN80 – DN300
  • Pressures up to 150 psi | 1035 kPa | 10 bar
Grooved Installation-Ready™ Fittings for Copper
  • Convenience of a one-piece fitting with the simplicity of the Style 607 rigid coupling
  • Available for joining CTS copper tube
  • Sizes from 2 –- 3” | DN50 –- DN80
  • Pressures up to 300 psi | 2068 kPa | 21 bar
FireLock™ Grooved Installation-Ready™ Fittings
  • Convenience of a one-piece fitting with the dependability of the FireLock EZ™ Style 009N Rigid Coupling
  • Up to 4 times faster to install than traditional couplings and fittings
  • Up to 10 times faster to install than threading
  • Fittings available from 1 ¼ – 2 ½"/32 – 65 mm, and 76.1 mm
FireLock™ IGS™ Installation-Ready™ Fittings Line
  • No. 142 Welded Outlet
  • Style 922 Outlet-T
  • No. 101 Installation-Ready™ 90º Elbow
  • Style 108 Installation-Ready™ Rigid Coupling
  • No. 102 Installation-Ready™ Tee
  • No. 148 Sprinkler Reducer, NPT or BSPT sprinkler outlet
  • No. 143 Close Nipple
  • No. 145 Female NPT or BSPT Threaded x Groove 90º Elbow
  • No. 146 Cap
  • No. 140 Male NPT or BSPT Threaded x Groove Adapter
  • No. 141 Female NPT or BSPT Threaded x Groove Adapter
  • RG2100 Roll Grooving Tool
  • VicFlexTM Series AH2-CC Braided Flexible Hose with Captured Coupling
 
  • Available sizes: 1"/DN25
  • Pressures up to 365 psi/2517 kPa/25BAR
Style SC77 Installation-Ready™ Flexible Coupling for Shouldered Steel Pipe
  • Sizes from 2 - 8" | DN50 - DN200 (pipe O.D.)
  • Pressures up to 580 psi | 4000 kPa | 40 bar
  • Supplied standard with galvanized coating
  • Regional availability, contact Victaulic for details
Style 177N QuickVic™ Flexible Coupling
  • Sizes from 2 -– 8" | DN50 –- DN200
  • Pressures up to 1000 psi | 6895 kPa | 69 bar
  • Optional galvanized coating
Style 171 Installation-ready™ Flexible Composite Coupling
  • For use where corrosive conditions exist
  • Designed for use on reverse osmosis systems
  • For use on roll/cut grooved PVC
  • Sizes from 1½ – 4" | 40 – 100 mm
  • Pressures up to 150 psi | 1034 kPa | 10 bar
  • For stainless steel and FRP applications, contact Victaulic
Style 607 QuickVic™ Rigid Coupling for Copper
  • Installation-Ready™ design
  • For joining CTS copper tube
  • Designed for use on K, L, M or DWV copper tubing
  • Sizes from 2 –- 8" | DN50 -– DN200
  • Pressures up to 300 psi | 2068 kPa | 21 bar
  • Optional galvanized housing coating
  • Regional availability, contact Victaulic for details

INSTALLATION-READY™ TECHNOLOGY DOWNLOADS

  • All Resources
  • Submittal
  • Manuals
  • Technical & Design Data
  • Approvals
Title Number Languages Download Collection
FireLock™ IGS™ Installation-Ready™ Style V9 Sprinkler Coupling Installation Instructions (I-V9) I-V9
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FireLock™ IGS™ Style V9 Installation-Ready Sprinkler Coupling Submittal 10.65
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Series 795 and 906 Installation-Ready™ Knife Gate Valves Installation and Maintenance Instructions I-795-906
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Refuse-to-Fuse™ Series 906 Knife Gate Valve for HDPE Pipe Submittal 19.06
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Series 795 and 906 Installaion-Ready™ Knife Gate Valves Maintenance Quick Guide I-795-906-MNT
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Style 644 Installation-Ready™ Transition Coupling for Potable Water Installation Manual I-644
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Style 644 Installation-Ready™ Transition Coupling for Potable Water Submittal 22.44
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Style 356 Installation-Ready™ Transition Coupling Installation Manual I-356
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Style 357 Installation-Ready™ Rigid Coupling Installation Manual I-357
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Style 356 Installation-Ready™ Transition Coupling Submittal 33.06
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Style 357 Installation-Ready™ Rigid Coupling Submittal 33.07
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Style 904 Refuse-to-Fuse™ Flange Adapter for HDPE-to-Flanged Pipe Installation Instructions IT-904
english
Style 904 Refuse-to-Fuse™ Flange Adapter for HDPE-to-Flanged Pipe Submittal 19.12
english
Bureau Veritas (BV) Maritime Type Approval – Style 107N 46584/A0 BV
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IGS™ Groove Specifications 25.14
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Refuse-to-Fuse™ Style 905 Plain End Coupling for HDPE Installation Instructions – Metric Sizes I-905-Metric
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Refuse-to-Fuse™ Style 907 Transition Coupling for HDPE Installation Instructions IT-907
english
Refuse-to-Fuse™ Style 905 Plain End Coupling for HDPE Installation Instructions I-905.pdf
english
Installation-Ready™ Flexible Coupling Style SC77 Installation Instructions I-SC77
english
Refuse-to-Fuse™ Style 907 Transition Coupling for HDPE Installation Instructions – Metric Sizes I-907-Metric
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Series 795 Knife Gate Valve Installation Instructions I-795
english
Installation-Ready™ Composite Flexible Coupling Style 171 Installation Instructions I-171
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FireLock™ Installation-Ready™ Fittings Installation Instructions (I-101/103) I-101_103
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FireLock™ Installation-Ready™ Fittings Installation Instructions (I-102) I-102
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Installation-Ready™ Fittings for Grooved Copper Tubing Submittal 22.15
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QuickVic™ Rigid Coupling for Copper Style 607 Submittal 22.13
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Refuse-to-Fuse™ HDPE Plain End Fittings Submittal 19.11
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Refuse-to-Fuse™ Style 907 Transition Coupling for HDPE Submittal 19.10
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Refuse-to-Fuse™ Style 905 Plain End Coupling for HDPE Submittal 19.07
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Installation-Ready™ Flexible Coupling for Shouldered Pipe Style SC77 Submittal 16.10
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