Press Release Summary:
MegaPress and MegaPressG are available with 6 extended no-stop coupling options (Â½–2 in) for joining schedule 5–40 black iron pipe in sizes. While MegaPress uses cold press connections and is suited for hydronic heat, chilled water, compressed air, fire sprinkler systems, low-pressure steam, and vacuum lines,Â MegaPressG fittings are designed for use in fuel oil and natural gas applications. FlamelessÂ design increase operational safety and eliminates need for hot work permits.
Original Press Release:
Viega Introduces Extended No-Stop Couplings for the MegaPressR and MegaPressG Systems
Six new no-stop coupling options are available for the Viega MegaPress and MegaPressG systems for joining black iron pipe.
WICHITA, Kan. -- Viega introduces six new, extended no-stop coupling options for the Viega MegaPress and MegaPressG systems for joining schedule 5 to schedule 40 black iron pipe in sizes 1/2" to 2".
The Viega MegaPress system uses modern cold press connections for pipe installation. The Viega MegaPress system is ideal for hydronic heat, chilled water, compressed air, fire sprinkler systems, low-pressure steam and vacuum lines. Viega MegaPressG fittings are designed for use in fuel oil and natural gas applications.
The MegaPress and MegaPressG extended no-stop couplings are available in the following sizes: 1/2", 3/4", 1", 1 1/4", 1 1/2" and 2" sizes.
"Viega is happy to introduce the new, extended no-stop couplings to the innovative MegaPress system," said Derek Bower, product director, metal systems at Viega. "The continuously expanding Viega MegaPress line makes it even easier to use press technology on black iron pipe for a variety of applications."
More than 200 Viega MegaPress fittings are available ranging in sizes from 1/2" to 2" that include elbows, couplings, reducers, tees, reducing tees, threaded adapters, caps, flanges and unions. The fittings use a stainless steel grip ring with an EPDM sealing element for the Viega MegaPress system, or HNBR for the Viega MegaPressG, along with a stainless steel separator ring that ensures the sealing element and grip ring perform at maximum capacity.
Ideal for industrial, commercial and residential applications, the Viega MegaPress system is easy to use, flameless and environmentally friendly. It makes secure, water-tight and air-tight connections in seconds. The system performs well in both new installations and retrofit projects. The innovative addition to Viega's product line leaves no joining material buildup, exposed threads or tarnish creating a clean, professional appearance.
The patented Smart ConnectR feature, available only from Viega, allows water to flow past an unpressed fitting, providing installers with added confidence in their connections.
Since the Viega MegaPress system is flameless, it is safer than traditional systems and eliminates the need for hot work permits. The system is clean, requiring no welding rods or cutting oils. It can be installed under flow conditions, making it ideal for maintenance or emergency repair jobs, and reducing costly downtime by decreasing plant shutdowns. The press technology also maintains the structural integrity of the pipe.
Viega's MegaPress system is UL and FM compliant for fire sprinkler applications and ASME B31 compliant for pressure and boiler piping and MegaPressG fittings are CSA LC4 compliant for fuel gas and oil applications. The system meets the most rigorous testing codes and standards in North America and is warranted against defects and workmanship.
The Viega Group, with a tradition of innovation for more than 115 years, has more than 4,000 employees worldwide and is among the leading manufacturers of pipe fitting installation technology. In metal press systems for industrial, commercial and residential projects, the company is the global market leader. In the U.S., Viega LLC employs nearly 500 people and offers more than 3,000 products. These include Viega ProPressR for copper and stainless, Viega MegaPressR for black iron pipe and Viega PEX Press systems in Zero LeadT bronze and high-performance polymer. Viega also specializes in the design, production and installation of ProRadiantT heating and cooling systems. For more information, visit www.viega.us.