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Grooved Pipe Joining Systems
Since 1925, Victaulic has been at the forefront of mechanical piping systems innovation, providing numerous patented piping related products that are in use today in multiple markets around the world. And they all stem from one basic concept; the original grooved end mechanical pipe joining system and a steady stem of innovation from Victaulic. The Victaulic grooved end piping system is the most versatile, economical and reliable mechanical pipe joining system available.
Specified for the world's most demanding projects
Grooved pipe joining solutions provides an unmatched competitive edge by reducing installation time, making installations safer and providing design versatility unmatched in mechanical piping systems technology.
 
By installing Victaulic, conserve time and financial resources through:
Compressed project schedules
Lowered total installed cost
Safer work environment
Install up to 10 times faster than other pipe joining methods.
Requires 45% less man-hours on average over welding
Eliminate costly fire watch and hazardous fumes and flames
Benefits of the grooved systems:
Rigidity
Noise and vibration attenuation
System maintenance and expansion
Flexibility
Seismic stress absorption
Alignment ease
Victaulic offers a complete line of grooved products for 1/2-24"/15-600mm including couplings, fittings, valves and accessories.
Applications:
Chilled cooling water, condenser water, cooling towers, brine systems, special coolant systems, central chiller, ice chiller systems, air handling units, hot (hydronic) heating, boiler piping systems, dual temperature systems, water source heat pumps, fan coils, coil headers, VAV box with hot water coils.
Advanced Groove System (AGS)
The strongest and most dependable mechanical pipe joining system for 14 – 24"/350 – 600 mm diameter pipes.
It starts with a UNIQUE groove:
Wedge shaped for more strength
Wider and deeper than the groove in any comparable system
A Single Groove Profile for all sizes
Formed using standard Victaulic tools and Patent-pending grooving rolls
It’s uniquely strong:
350 psi/2,410 kPa
A nominal THREE-TO-ONE safety factor
TWICE the end-load capabilities
It’s easy to assemble – quickly and accurately:
TWO-PIECE HOUSING for all couplings
Only TWO BOLTS complete assembly
Visual confirmation of proper joint assembly
It provides advantages welded joints can’t:
NO FLAME/NO FUMES
Accommodates for piping system movement
A UNION AT EVERY JOINT
The Advanced Groove System features a full line of piping system components from couplings and fittings to valves and accessories.
Noise & Vibration Attenuation
Mechanical equipment vibrates and vibrations make noise. When those noises become cyclic and droning or arrive in sudden bursts when equipment switches on, then there is a problem. Especially in industrial and/or HVAC applications where buildings are occupied.
 
Piping System Design
When placed in a formation of three couplings linked near to each other in close proximity to the source of vibration, Victaulic mechanical pipe systems deliver unsurpassed vibration isolation and sound attenuation characteristics
 
Victaulic flexible couplings provide vibration attenuation in three ways:
Pipe end separation
Elastomer gasket
Ductile iron housing
Safety
By utilizing Victaulic systems:
Improve jobsite safety
Reduce the risk of injuries and associated direct and indirect costs
Reduce material handling
Reduce construction man-hours
Shorten construction schedules
Reduce total installed costs
   
Fewer Men Hours = Less exposure and Project Risk
Victaulic estimates that jobs requiring welding applications demand up to 45% more man-hours on average over Victaulic no-flame piping solutions.
Eliminate the hazards of welding
By utilizing Victaulic mechanical pipe joining systems, contractors can eliminate the hazards of welding on-site. “Welding is among the most dangerous industrial activities. The dangers of welding are fire safety, electric shock, compressed gases, toxic fumes and lack of personal protection for the eyes, hands, feet and body.”
 
Reduce material handling
30-70% of man-hours and costs are associated with material handling and material handling is directly linked to jobsite injuries. Reduce your material handling through the use of Victaulic
Seismic Testing
Victaulic Couplings Successfully Pass Independent Seismic Testing Program
Victaulic couplings were tested at the ATLSS center, a member of the nationally recognized NEES (Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulations), USA testing group, to prove the reliability of Victaulic grooved system components when exposed to seismic movements. Victaulic couplings ranging in size from 4"-16" (100 - 400mm) were exposed to accelerations up to 50% greater than the Northridge, California earthquake.

The water-filled assemblies were pressurized to 200psi/1375 kPa for the duration of all tests and no pressure loss or leakage was noted during any of the tests.
 
Loop formation for Seismic application
Green Building
Victaulic mechanical pipe joining systems provide architects and engineers involved in environmental design with multiple sustainable green building design solutions for piping systems including....
Increased building efficiency
Maintenance, updates and retrofits of grooved mechanical pipe joining systems are as simple as removing and replacing two couplings. Pumps, chillers, strainers and valves can be changed out faster and easier keeping systems running as efficiently as possible.
Maintainability of the system
Better maintenance leads to better building efficiency. The grooved piping system provides a union at every joint for ease and speed of routine system maintanence. Additionally, groove systems allow for system isolation during maintenance which means while one section of the system is down, the rest can remain live.
Elimination of the emission of hazardous weld pollutants
Because of their flameless installation requirements, mechanical pipe joints are inherently safer and easier to work with during system installation and maintenance activities. The flameless fabrication of grooved piping systems make them ideal for HVAC, utility and wastewater applications in highly restricted locations such as trenches, crawl spaces and tunnels, where welding would be particularly hazardous to personnel and property.
Minimizing the potential for contamination under seismic stresses
The integrity of a properly installed grooved piping system minimizes the likelihood of water contamination from leaks, ruptures and other faults resulting from seismic stresses.
Reducing noise pollution
The elastomeric gasket used to seal pipe couplings also creates discontinuity in the piping system. This reduces noise and vibration transmitted through piping from pumps, chillers and other components.
 
How Grooving is superior vis-à-vis Welding
By installing Grooved system, conserve time and financial resources through
Compressed project schedules
Lowered total installed cost
Safer work environment
Reduced system downtime
Benefits of the grooved systems
Rigidity
Noise and vibration attenuation
System maintenance and expansion
Flexibility
Seismic stress absorption
Alignment ease
Intensive flushing of pipes not required after grooving, as is required in welding for slag and weld droppings removal
  Install faster than other pipe joining methods
Requires 45% less man-hours on average over welding
Eliminate costly fire watch and hazardous fumes and flames
Reduce material handling by 30-70%
By utilizing Grooved system
  Improve jobsite safety
Reduce the risk of injuries and associated direct and indirect costs
Improve safety record
Reduce material handling
Reduce construction man-hours
Shorten construction schedules
Reduce total installed costs
 
 SPECIALIZED AREAS
Pumping System & other Hydronics (HVAC)
Pumping System (Plumbing & Fire Fighting)
Dynamic Balancing cum Control Valves
Fans & Ventilation Products
Thermal Energy Storage
Grooved Pipe Joining systems
Cooling Tower Water Treatment
Heat Transfer Filtration
 
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