Viega, the global market leader for metal piping systems, has introduced the innovative Megapress to the UK market. The carbon steel press fitting system offers a fast, effective alternative to traditional methods such as welding. A highly effective pressing method, Megapress connections can be made in less than seven seconds – helping to achieve a 60% reduction in installation time.
Compatible with heating and cooling systems, the Viega Megapress system is an effective tool for pressing pipework. This achieves a cleaner and safer method of connection and avoids the need for oils, heavy threading equipment or open flames. The simple to use pressing tool means that even difficult installations such as overhead pipework can be completed safely and effectively.
In addition, the pressing tool is supplied in a practical case, which includes three press jaws (½”, ⅜” and 1”), three press rings for nominal widths of 1¼” to 2” and hinged press jaws, to carry out press connections in restricted spaces.
For further reliability, the Megapress system ensures accurate testing through Viega’s groundbreaking SC-Contur technology, proven to deliver a 100% positive leak if the fitting is inadvertently unpressed – clearly discernible during leakage testing or when the system is filled for the first time. Ensuring a reliable method of detecting these issues early in the process is absolutely critical, helping to avoid costly remedial work after the project is completed.
Scott James, Director at Viega UK said: “The Viega Megapress system has proven extremely popular in the US and German markets – and we are now hugely excited to bring this groundbreaking technology to the UK. With the introduction of the Megapress system, we are able to provide installers with a tried and trusted method of connecting thick-walled steel pipework, eliminating the need for traditional methods, which carry increased risk and prolonged installation time. The Megapress system is the modern alternative – fast, safe and reliable.”
For further information on Viega’s range of product solutions visit www.viega.co.uk.