The Latest in Press Technology from Viega Now Includes Black Pipe

April 18th, 2012 1:08pm
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The Latest in Press Technology from Viega Now Includes Black Pipe


The same convenience and time savings that are realized by using Viega's ProPress connection method for copper, stainless, and PEX piping can now be extended to schedule 40 black steel pipe. Water-tight and air-tight connections are able to be made in less than 7 seconds with MegaPress, which is sure to be great news for contractors who encounter applications for hydronic heat, chilled water, compressed air, non-medical gases, fire sprinkler systems, low pressure steam, and vacuums. Additionally, the new MegaPressG system is available for use in fuel oil and natural gas applications.


Both systems have a stainless steel grip ring, with an EPDM sealing element for the MegaPress version, or HNBR for MegaPressG. A carbon steel separator ring ensures that the sealing element and grip ring perform at maximum capacity. Each system offers over 200 fittings ranging from 1/2" to 2" sizes, including elbows, couplings, reducers, tees, reducing tees, threaded adapters, and unions. These innovative products let you make reliable connections that leave no joining material build-up, exposed threads, or tarnish, so your job has a clean, professional appearance.


Many contractors and maintenance staff already own the pressing tools needed for MegaPress - they are the same standard RIDGID tools used for ProPress (320-E, CT-400, or RP330-C), needing only the MegaPress Crimp Ring Set to be compatible with MegaPress. The press tool, jaws, rings, and prep tools are built for the most demanding work environments and are backed the RIDGID Full Lifetime Warranty against material defects and workmanship.


Since the Viega MegaPress and MegaPressG systems are flameless, they are safer than traditional systems and eliminate the need for permits. The systems are clean, require no welding rods, smoke, or cutting oils. Installation can be done under flow conditions, making them ideal for maintenance and emergency repair jobs, and reducing costly downtime caused by plant shutdowns. Plus, the pressing technology

keeps the pipe's structural integrity intact, unlike threading, which can reduce pipe wall thickness by up to 60%.


The MegaPress system is ASME B31 compliant for pressure and boiler piping, and MegaPressG is CSA LC4 compliant for fuel gas and oil applications. The systems exceed testing codes and standards in North America and are warranted against defects and workmanship.


Fast, flameless, and reliable connections have made Viega's products extremely popular with Erb Company's customers, and now that it's possible to join black steel pipe with this method, Erb Company is prepared to serve your needs with crimp ring sets and an extensive selection of in-stock fittings. Your sales rep has all of the details and can help you get started.



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