FRP Pipe Coupling speeds installation and maintenance.
July 30, 2010 -
Style 296A coupling for fiberglass-reinforced plastic (FRP) pipe engages into pre-manufactured Advanced Groove System (AGS) grooved built-up FRP pipe ends to form secure, rigid pipe joint for pressures up to 150 psi. Installed anytime, anywhere, and in any weather condition without special tools, coupling features FlushSeal gasket, available in Grade E EPDM, Grade S Nitrile, or Grade O Fluoroelastomer, with center lip that positions between pipe ends to ensure smooth flow path.
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Victaulic Unveils Coupling for Fiberglass-Reinforced Plastic Pipe
Coupling offers fast, reliable and hassle-free installation and maintenance
EASTON, PA - Victaulic, the world's leading manufacturer of mechanical pipe joining systems, today introduced the Style 296A coupling for fiberglass-reinforced plastic (FRP) pipe. The coupling offers much more efficient installation than the alternative methods of buttand-wrap and adhesive bell-and-spigot pipe joints, and is ideal for industrial applications such as fly ash, slurry systems, cooling water, waste water, condensate, mild acids/chemicals, oil lines and drainage systems.
The Style 296A is a revolutionary new technology for joining FRP piping. The coupling engages into pre-manufactured patent pending Advanced Groove System (AGS) grooved built-up FRP pipe ends to form a secure, rigid pipe joint for pressures up to 150 psi/1035 kPa. No additional pipe supports are needed.
The FRP pipe coupling offers fast and hassle-free installation. The coupling can be installed anytime, anywhere and in any weather condition, which prevents unnecessary delays in pipe installation due to inclement weather. Unlike joints employing epoxies and adhesives, the Style 296A does not require cure time or pipe flow inspection, and no heating blankets or tents are needed for installation during poor weather. Furthermore, no special tools are required to install the couplings.
The Style 296A offers a more reliable installation than adhesive bell-and-spigot joints. The joint is not subject to epoxy build-up that can alter or restrict the flow of material within the pipe. In addition, the coupling's FlushSeal gasket features a center lip that positions between the pipe ends to ensure a smooth flow path.
The coupling also allows for quick and simple piping system maintenance.
Unlike other methods of joining FRP pipe, the Style 296A provides a union at every joint and can be removed for access to the system and replaced once maintenance is complete, resulting in decreased system downtime.
The Style 296A is available in 1-12 inch sizes. The coupling's housings are constructed of aluminum to reduce weight and provide corrosion resistance. Anodized, epoxy-coated or powder-coated housings are options.
The FlushSeal gaskets are available in Grade "E" EPDM, Grade "S" Nitrile or Grade "O" Fluoroelastomer. AGS-grooved built-up FRP pipe is available from a variety of FRP pipe manufacturers.
To learn more about the FRP coupling, visit www.victaulic.com.
Founded in 1925, Victaulic is the world's leading producer of mechanical pipe joining systems. Headquartered in Easton, Pa., Victaulic has manufacturing and distribution facilities worldwide and employs more than 3,500 people. The company develops products for a full range of industrial, commercial and institutional piping system applications. For more information, visit www.victaulic.com.