Pipe Reducing Tees enhance MegaPress system applicability.

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Reducing tees are available for MegaPress® and MegaPressG systems, which are used for joining ½–2 in., schedule 5–40 black iron pipe. Reducing tees come in 1 ¼ x 1 ¼ x ½ in. and 1 ¼ x 1 ¼ x ¾ in. (P x P x P) models, and reducing adapters come in  1 ¼ x 1 ¼ x ¾ in. and 1 ¼ x 1 ¼ x 1 in. (P x P x FPT) models. Whille MegaPress suits hydronic heat, chilled water, compressed air, fire sprinkler systems, low pressure steam, and vacuum lines, MegaPressG serves fuel oil and natural gas applications.





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Viega Introduces New Tees for the MegaPress® System



Eight new reducing tee configurations are available for the Viega MegaPress system for joining black iron pipe.



WICHITA, Kan. -- Viega introduces eight new reducing tee configurations for the Viega MegaPress and MegaPressG system 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 new tees include the following sizes and configurations:

• MegaPress reducing tee, P x P x P, 1 1/4" x 1 1/4" x 1/2"

• MegaPress reducing tee, P x P x P, 1 1/4" x 1 1/4" x 3/4"

• MegaPressG reducing tee, P x P x P, 1 1/4" x 1 1/4" x 1/2"

• MegaPressG reducing tee, P x P x P, 1 1/4" x 1 1/4" x 3/4"

• MegaPress reducing adapter, P x P x FPT, 1 1/4" x 1 1/4" x 3/4"

• MegaPress reducing adapter, P x P x FPT, 1 1/4" x 1 1/4" x 1"

• MegaPressG reducing adapter, P x P x FPT, 1 1/4" x 1 1/4" x 3/4"

• MegaPressG reducing adapter, P x P x FPT, 1 1/4" x 1 1/4" x 1"



"Viega is happy to introduce these new tee configurations 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 inches 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 less than seven 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, provides installers with added confidence in their ability to ensure the integrity of connections.



Since the Viega MegaPress system is flameless, it is safer than traditional systems and eliminates the need for hot 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 for the system maintains the structural integrity of the pipe.



Viega's MegaPress system is 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 exceeds the most rigorous testing codes and standards in North America and is warranted against defects and workmanship.



About Viega:

The Viega Group, with a tradition of innovation for more than 115 years, has approximately 3,800 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.



Note: Zero Lead refers to products meeting the requirements of NSF 61-G through testing under NSF/ANSI Standard 372.

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