Victaulic Vic-Press System Receives Five New Type Approvals

Posted by Irina Tabakina

Victaulic received type approvals from American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), Bureau Veritas (BV), Det Norske Veritas (DNV), Korean Register and Lloyd’s Register for Vic-Press, a flame-free press system for joining small-diameter stainless steel pipe. Shipbuilders can take advantage of Vic-Press as a quick, simple, safe and reliable means of joining stainless steel pipe in new-vessel construction, retrofit and repair operations. The system is approved for use in class III piping systems for marine and offshore applications.
Vic-Press creates rigid, permanent, leak-tight joints in seconds. Pipe is cut to length and deburred, marked for visual verification of full insertion, then inserted into a coupling or fitting. A handheld pressing tool is used to compress the coupling/fitting onto the pipe-end. Patent-pending press-detection technology enables the installer to identify unpressed joints as the system is filled and tested. With no flame, arc or cutting oil and little preparation time required for installation, Vic-Press is a safe, efficient alternative to welding, threading and flanging. The approved Vic-Press product range includes couplings, tees, elbows, reducers, end caps and adapters in sizes ranging from 0.5 to 2 inches (15 to 50 millimeters), with a maximum pressure rating of 232 psi (16 bar).

(As published in the August 2014 edition of Maritime Reporter & Engineering News -

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