Pressing Technology Handles Black Iron Oil And Gas Applications
Viega recently introduced the MegaPress and MegaPressG systems for installing schedule 5-schedule 40 black iron pipe in half-inch to 2-inch sizes. The systems make secure water-tight and air-tight connections in less than seven seconds. The systems are now available in professional distribution channels throughout the U.S.
The Viega MegaPress and MegaPressG systems use modern cold press connections for pipe installation. The Viega MegaPress system is suitable for hydronic heat, chilled water, compressed air, fire sprinkler systems, low-pressure steam and vacuum lines. The Viega MegaPressG system was designed for use in fuel oil and natural gas applications.
More than 200 fittings are available for both systems including elbows, couplings, reducers, tees, reducing tees, threaded adapters and unions. The systems use a stainless steel grip ring with an EPDM sealing element for the Viega MegaPress system, or HNBR for the Viega MegaPressG system, along with a stainless steel separator ring that ensures the sealing element and grip ring perform at maximum capacity.
The systems handle both new installations and retrofit projects. Viega’s MegaPress system is FM compliant for fire sprinkler applications and ASME B31 compliant for pressure and boiler piping and the MegaPressG system is CSA LC4 compliant for fuel gas and oil applications.