Victaulic piping systems

 
Victaulic Engineering Confidence into Every Build

 
 
 
 
 

Why Victaulic

At the core of all the benefits that Victaulic solutions bring to a project — such as productivity, safety, design flexibility and quality — are the unique features of our products.

Easy system maintenance and expansion
Easy system maintenance and expansion – through
simple coupling disassembly that allows for easy access.
 
Alignment ease
Alignment ease – through a design that allows for full rotation of the pipe and system components before tightening.
 
Noise and vibration attenuation
Noise and vibration attenuation – by isolating
the transference of vibration at each joint.
 
Self restrained pipe joints
Self restrained pipe joints – couplings engage the pipe grooves to hold the pipes against full pressure thrust loads without the need of supplemental restraints.
 
Rigidity
Rigidity – Rigid joints clamp between the two pipe ends, resisting torsional and flexible loads.
 
Contraction
Contraction
Expansion
Expansion
Deflection
Deflection
Flexibility – with the inherent axial movement and deflection properties of flexible joints in a groove system. Flexible couplings may be used to accommodate pipeline thermal expansion and contraction, misalignment and settlement, and seismic stress absorption.
 
 
 
 
Grooved pipe joint technology

Grooved pipe joining technology

How does it work?
The groove is made by cold forming or machining a groove into the end of a pipe. A gasket encompassed by the coupling housing is wrapped around the two grooved pipe ends, and the key sections of the coupling housing engage the grooves. The bolts and nuts are tightened with a socket wrench or impact wrench.

Types of grooved joints

  • Flexible – allows for controlled linear and angular movement, which accommodates pipeline deflection as well as thermal expansion and contraction.
  • Rigid – does not allow for movement, similar to a flanged or welded joint.
 
 
 

Speed of deployment

Piping systems with Victaulic grooved products feature a 40 – 60 percent reduction in installation man-hours over alternative joining methods, and leverage a worker skill base that can be quickly trained and globally available, greatly reducing the potential for schedule delays.
Innovations, like Victaulic patented Installation-Ready™ Technology, make joining twice as fast as standard grooved joints, and Victaulic catalog Pump Drops and Headers take speed of deployment to the next level.

Reduce the amount of field joints

Victaulic - reduce the amount of field joints

 
 
 

Accommodates for seismic movement

Accommodates for seismic movement

Noise and vibration mitigation

Noise and vibration mitigation

 
 
 

Groove vs flange

Space requirements

Problem: Confined spaces
Solution: Grooved couplings have a smaller product profile than flanged components. Couplings can be rotated 360 degrees to ease installation.
Space requirements
 
Why is this important?
Flanges are considerably larger than grooved mechanical couplings. This makes installation and maintenance much harder in tight spaces.

Reducing weight and saving space

Problem: Schedule overruns
Solution: With far fewer bolts and nuts than a flanged joint, installation time can be dramatically reduced.
Reducing weight and saving space
 
 
 
 
Why is this important?

Victaulic installs faster and reduces down time during retro fits and repairs, saving you money on labor and resource costs. Victaulic couplings ship with the appropriate nuts, bolts and gaskets, simplifying ordering and part location on a jobsite.

Weight constraints

Problem: Heavy system components
Solution: Lighter weight mechanical pipe-joining technique
Weight constraints
 
 
 
 
 
Why is this important?

Flanged systems are nearly double the weight of grooved solutions. This not only makes installation more difficult and time consuming but adds a significant amount of weight to hanging requirements and supports.

 
 
 

Victaulic systems

 
 
 

Victaulic® system solutions

Victaulic offers joining and flow control solutions for any piping material used on your project. And all of our product lines offer the same advantages that Victaulic is known for — they are fast, easy to deploy, adaptable, scalable, maintainable and safe.

Grooved for carbon steel

Victaulic offers systems for both HVAC and fire protection applications. Both systems include a full line of grooved couplings, fittings, valves and accessories, as well as a line of tools for roll grooving.

  • They require 45 percent less man-hours on average over welding.
  • They eliminate costly fire watch and hazardous fumes and flames.
  • They reduce material handling by 30 – 70 percent.
  • Joins ¾” – 60″ | DN20 – DN1525 carbon steel pipe.

Victaulic’s grooved solutions for carbon steel pipe include Victaulic’s propriety Installation-Ready™ couplings for even faster and easier installations on 2″ – 12″ | DN50 – DN300 pipe and Victaulic’s patented large diameter solutions, the Advanced Grooved System (AGS™) for 14″ – 60″ | DN350 – DN1525 pipe.

Grooved for copper

The Victaulic grooved copper system features a full line of couplings, fittings and valves, as well as a line of tools for roll grooving. The Victaulic grooved copper system is cold-formed, eliminating the need for soldering or brazing.

  • Joins 2″ – 8″ | DN50 – DN200 Type K, L, M or DWV copper
  • Rated up to 300 psi | 2065 kPa | 21 bar

In addition to offering Installation Ready™ couplings for joining copper tube, Victaulic is pleased to offer Installation-Ready™ fittings for joining copper tube.

Grooved for galvanized carbon steel

Victaulic also offers galvanized grooved joining products for joining galvanized carbon steel pipe. Victaulic’s galvanized products are ideal for use in corrosive environments such as roof drain systems.
Many of Victaulic’s ductile iron products can be supplied as galvanized. Contact Victaulic for details.

  • Joins up to 24″ | DN600 pipe
  • Performance varies by product, see Victaulic product publications for more information

Grooved for stainless steel

For an alternative to copper, choose Victaulic grooved couplings, valves and fittings made of, or designed for use on, Type 304/304L and 316/316L stainless steel pipe.

  • Joins ¾” – 24″ | DN20 – DN600 Type 304/304L and 316/316L stainless steel pipe
  • Performance varies by product, see Victaulic product publications for more information

Vic-Press™ for stainless steel

The revolutionary Vic-Press™ System for Schedule 10S provides quick, easy and safe installation and maintenance. The Vic-Press™ System is UL Classified in accordance with ANSI/NSF 61 for cold +73°F | +23°C and hot +180°F | +82°C potable water service and ANSI/NSF 372 when utilizing a Victaulic Grade “E” or “H” seal. A Victaulic Grade “O” seal is also available.

  • Joins ½” – 2″ | DN15 – DN50 off-the-shelf ASTM A312 Schedule 10S pipe
  • Rated up to 500 psi | 3450 kPa | 34 bar
  • FM Approved to 175 psi | 1205 kPa | 12 bar
  • Accepted for use on ASME B31.1, B31.3 and B31.9 systems

System Solution for HDPE Pipe

Victaulic offers a complete line of mechanical products for joining HDPE known as the System Solution for HDPE Pipe. The system is designed for above ground or buried applications, such as underground water supply.
The System Solution for HDPE Pipe:

  • Joins HDPE pipe in half the time it takes to fuse a joint
  • Installs in sun, snow and rain — installation is weather independent
  • Meets or exceeds the pressure rating of the HDPE pipe
  • Installs with simple tools

The System Solution for HDPE Pipe line can be installed on plain-end or grooved-end HDPE, depending on size. The plain-end offering joins HDPE in sizes up to 8″ | DN200, while the grooved-end offering joins HDPE in sizes up to 36″ | DN900.

About system Victaulic

Since 1919, Victaulic’s pipe joining and flow control solutions have optimized construction productivity and reduced risk, ensuring projects are completed safely, on time and within budget. Driven by a spirit of continuous innovation, Victaulic’s portfolio of 100,000+ products and patented technologies promote freedom of design, as well as simplified inspection and maintenance for the life of any system.

Look inside many of the world’s most recognizable landmarks and industrial facilities, and you will find Victaulic solutions at work making bold innovations possible. From the tallest buildings to the deepest mines, customers trust our products to increase overall system durability in the most demanding construction projects and operating conditions.

From concept to commissioning, Victaulic provides innovative piping products and design services that helps engineer confidence into every build.

The Victaulic® grooved piping system is the most versatile, economical, and reliable piping system available. Up to three times faster to install than a welded system, and more dependable than a threaded or flanged assembly, the Victaulic approach reduces risk and total installed cost. The system is designed for roll grooved or cut grooved standard pipe or roll grooved light wall pipe. Also, pipe end preparation is fast and easy. It can be done on the job site or in the shop with a variety of Victaulic grooving tools.

Couplings

With the introduction of Victaulic Installation-Ready™ technology, the original groove system has evolved to a new level. Grooved couplings featuring this patented Victaulic technology install ten times faster than other pipe joining methods. Why is it different? Prior to Victaulic Installation-Ready technology, grooved coupling assembly consisted of disassembling the coupling by removing the bolts and nuts, removing the gasket, fitting the gasket over the gap between two grooved pipe ends, positioning the housings around the gasket, and tightening down the bolts and nuts. Couplings featuring Installation-Ready technology come pre-assembled and are simply pushed onto a grooved pipe end, joined by a second grooved pipe end, and then the bolts and nuts are tightened down. What previously required minutes, now takes only seconds.


FireLock EZ™ Rigid Coupling STYLE 009N 

  • Angled bolt pad provides rigidity
  • Sizes DN32 –DN300
  • Pressures up to 2517 kPa | 25 bar

FireLock™ Rigid Coupling STYLE 005H 

  • Angled bolt pad provides rigidity
  • Sizes DN32 –DN200
  • Pressures up to 2413 kPa | 24 bar

QuickVic™ Rigid Coupling STYLE 107N 

  • Angled bolt pad provides rigidity
  • Sizes from DN50 –DN300
  • Pressures up to 5171 kPa | 52 bar

Zero-Flex™ Rigid Coupling STYLE 07 

  • Angled bolt pad provides rigidity
  • Sizes from DN25 –DN300
  • Pressures up to 5171 kPa | 52 bar
  • For sizes DN350 –DN1250, see AGS Style W07

QuickVic™ Flexible Coupling STYLE 177N 

  • Flexible pipe joint which allows for expansion, contraction and deflection
  • Sizes from DN50 –DN200
  • Pressures up to 6895 kPa | 69 bar

Flexible Coupling STYLE 77 

  • Flexible pipe joint which allows for expansion, contraction and deflection
  • Sizes from DN20 –DN600
  • Pressures up to 6895 kPa | 69 bar
  • For sizes DN350 –DN1950, see AGS Style W77

Flexible Coupling STYLE 75 

  • Lightweight coupling for moderate pressures
  • Flexible pipe joint which allows for expansion, contraction and deflection
  • Sizes from DN25 –DN200
  • Pressures up to 3447 kPa | 34 bar

Reducing Coupling STYLE 750 

  • Replaces two couplings and a reducing fitting
  • Sizes from DN50 –DN250
  • Pressures up to 3447 kPa | 34 bar

Vic-Flange Adapter STYLE 741 

  • ANSI Class 125 and 150, Australian Standard Table E, PN10/16, and JIS 10K
  • Sizes from DN50 –DN600
  • Pressures up to 2068 kPa | 21 bar
  • For AGS sizes DN350 –DN600, see AGS Style W741
 

Fittings

Committed to innovation, Victaulic® FireLock™ Installation-Ready™ fittings and FireLock™ IGS™ for small diameter (1-inch) applications continue the tradition of enhancing ease and speed of installation. Rendering threaded connections obsolete, Victaulic mechanical joining solutions ensure complete system confidence and increase jobsite safety.

FireLock™ Installation-Ready™ Fittings

NO. 101 90° ELBOW, NO. 103 45° ELBOW, NO. 102 STRAIGHT TEE, NO. 143 CLOSE NIPPLE

  • 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 DN32 – 73.0 mm, and DN65

 

FireLock™ Fittings

NO. 001 90° ELBOW, NO. 003 45° ELBOW, NO. 002 STRAIGHT TEE, NO. 006 CAP

  • FireLock full-flow elbows and tees feature CAD developed, hydrodynamic design, affording a shorter center-to-end dimension than standard fittings
  • Noticeable bulge allows the water to make a smoother turn to maintain similar flow characteristics as standard full flow fittings
  • Fittings available from DN32 –DN200

 

Standard Grooved End Fittings

NO. 10 90° ELBOW, NO. 11 45° ELBOW, NO. 20 STRAIGHT TEE, NO. 60 CAP, NO. 50 CONCENTRIC REDUCER

  • Standard fitting pressure ratings conform to ratings of installed coupling
  • All fittings supplied with grooves for fast installation
  • Fittings available from DN20 –DN600

 

Hole Cut Systems

Victaulic® developed the hole cut piping system concept to enable a fast and easy mid-pipe outlet solution that would not require welding. The system allows for a direct branch connection at any location where a hole can be cut in the pipe. Gaskets are molded to conform to the outer diameter of the pipe and are pressure responsive to provide a seal.


FireLock™ Outlet-T STYLE 922 

  • Provides a direct branch connection at any location where a hole can be cut in the pipe
  • Available as female threaded outlet
  • Sizes from DN32 – 73.0 mm, and DN65
  • Pressures up to 2068 kPa | 21 bar
  • Also available with a FireLock IGS DN25 grooved outlet

FireLock™ Low Profile Sprinkler Tee STYLE 912 

  • Provides a direct branch connection for sprinklers only at any location where a hole can be cut in the pipe Sizes from DN25 –DN40
  • Pressures up to 2068 kPa | 21 bar

Mechanical-T Bolted Branch Outlet and Cross Assemblies STYLE 920/920N 

  • Provides a direct branch connection at any location where a hole can be cut in the pipe
  • Available as a tee or cross outlet with female threaded or grooved ends
  • Sizes from DN50 –DN200
  • Pressures up to 3447 kPa | 34 bar