Victaulic has developed the world’s first grooved piping system for saturated steam and condensate piping. Designed for use on commercial and industrial steam applications, the system features the Style 870 rigid coupling, a full line of fittings, and pipe preparation tool roll sets to process the new OGS-200 groove profile. The Victaulic grooved steam system eliminates the need to weld steam piping with pressures up to 150 psi (1,034 kPa) and temperatures up to 366 degrees Fahrenheit (186 degrees Celsius). Victaulic steam couplings and fittings ease installation and maintenance, compress the construction schedule, reduce downtime, and maintain a safer, more productive worksite.
Joining steam piping with grooved couplings enables faster, easier installation than welding, threading and flanging. Pipe is joined by positioning the coupling seal and housing segments on the pipe ends and tightening the bolts and nuts to the specified torque requirement. Installation is completed up to five times faster than other joining methods.