Viega brings press-fitting system for steel pipes to UK
Viega’s Megapress press-fitting system for carbon-steel pipes is now available in the UK. It offers a fast and effective alternative to traditional methods such as welding. Megapress connections can be made in less than seven seconds, helping to achieve a 60% reduction in installation time. The pressing tool is simple to use, so that even difficult installations such as overhead pipework can be completed safely and effectively.
Megapress connectors have a special profile-sealing element that encompasses the pipe in three places at the same time to guarantee a leak-proof connection, even with coarse and uneven surfaces. This seal makes it possible to press seamless, welded, galvanised, industrially varnished epoxy resin-coated and black steel pipes with the same connector.
The pressing tool comes in a case with three press jaws (1/2, 3/8 and 1 in), three press rings for nominal widths of 11/4 to 2 in and hinged press jaws for press connections in restricted spaces.
If a joint is inadvertently not pressed, a small leak will be apparent during leakage testing or when the system is filled for the first time.