Victaulic now offers a new line of products for joining standard shouldered steel pipe. The product line features the Style SC77, a flexible coupling featuring Victaulic patented installation-ready technology, and a variety of prefabricated shouldered fittings designed to make pipe joining even more efficient. The product line is ideal for abrasive services, particularly in the mining industry, where maintaining full pipe-wall thickness is important.
The Victaulic Style SC77 is the industry’s first installation-ready coupling for joining standard shouldered pipe. This line of technology—with no loose parts and no requirement to disassemble before installation—allows faster, easier and safer pipe assembly. Crews can assemble the joint by inserting the installation-ready coupling onto the shouldered ends of a pipe or fitting, and tightening the nuts using standard hand tools or an impact wrench. The coupling’s unique design ensures consistent installation, and with fewer steps required for assembly, cuts installation time in half. Plus, the flexible design accommodates deflection, expansion and contraction.
“Victaulic is focused on providing innovative solutions customers need to get ahead,” said Sposato, Regional Manager for Victaulic in Australia. “Our installation-ready product line does just that—helps our customers meet and exceed their schedules, offers a safer, flame-free solution, and reduces man hours during installation.”
The Victaulic line of shouldered fittings is designed to match the pressure capabilities of the Style SC77 and is prefabricated to permit fast installation without the need for field preparation. Whereas rings must be welded on to competitive fittings to be compatible with shouldered couplings, shouldered fittings from Victaulic arrive ready for immediate installation. In other words, these new products can be used to retro-fit on existing shouldered pipe.
The Victaulic Style SC77 is available in sizes from 2 to 8 inches (50 to 200 millimeters) and is rated to 580 psi (4,000 kPa). The gasket is grade T nitrile and is ideal for petroleum, oil and air services. Plus, the coupling’s housings are galvanized for external corrosion protection.
Victaulic shouldered fittings also are available in sizes from 2 to 8 inches (50 to 200 millimeters), and are available in ductile iron or segmentally welded steel, depending on size and style. Styles include a 90-degree elbow, 45-degree elbow, tee, lateral, wye, cross, cap, flange adapter nipple, reducing tee, concentric reducer and a reducing lateral.