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Offerings now include new MegaPress®G valves for gas applications Viega LLC, the leader in pressing technology and systems, is now the single solution for press valves. Viega is introducing an entirely new line of MegaPress®G valves in sizes 1⁄2″ to 2″. These valves, like MegaPressG press fittings, are approved for use in gas and fuel Read more

Offerings now include new MegaPress®G valves for gas applications

Viega LLC, the leader in pressing technology and systems, is now the single solution for press valves.

Viega is introducing an entirely new line of MegaPress®G valves in sizes 1⁄2″ to 2″. These valves, like MegaPressG press fittings, are approved for use in gas and fuel oil applications. The valves are suitable for use with ASTM Schedule 5 to Schedule 40 carbon steel pipe.

Viega also is launching larger sizes of its MegaPress 3-piece ball valves, the first press ball valve of its kind in the 21⁄2″ to 4″ range.

In addition, ProPress® valves are now available in sizes 21⁄2″ to 4″ for use with copper and stainless CTS pipes.

The new valves are approved for more commercial, industrial and residential applications than any other system. All Viega valves are equipped with Smart Connect technology, which makes it easier to find unpressed connections.

Regardless of the application or product line, using Viega valves and fittings means no open flames, faster connections and greater labor savings, resulting in safer and more efficient projects that come in on time and on budget.

“The addition of our new valves means customers will no longer have to pair Viega fittings with valves from other manufacturers. Instead, they can install a complete Viega system with the confidence that valves and fittings are designed and engineered for each other and will deliver the highest quality in the industry,” said Luke Paulo, manager of product portfolio development.

To learn more about Viega valves, click here.

Viega LLC will reduce paper waste by 32 tons a year by eliminating printed instructions in favor of QR codes Beginning in October, the printed instructions inside the packages of most ProPress, MegaPress and PureFlow products made in the United States will be removed in favor of a QR code printed on the product label. A Read more

Viega LLC will reduce paper waste by 32 tons a year by eliminating printed instructions in favor of QR codes

Beginning in October, the printed instructions inside the packages of most ProPress, MegaPress and PureFlow products made in the United States will be removed in favor of a QR code printed on the product label. A scan of the code will send the user to the product instruction page on viega.us. It’s estimated that this will eliminate more than 6 million pieces of paper a year, paper which often wound up littering jobsites.

Having the instructions in digital format means any updates are immediately and automatically reflected, another benefit.

“Viega LLC is committed to reducing its environmental impact in ways big and small,” said Adam Botts, Portfolio Manager for piping systems. “This is an example of a simple measure that, in total, will save an enormous amount of paper without inconveniencing customers. This absolves them of having to recycle or dispose of the instruction sheets properly. We look forward to rolling out additional initiatives, both seen and unseen, that will have positive impacts on our company footprint.”

Earlier this year, Viega Holding GmbH & Co., parent company of Viega LLC, was named one of the 50 Sustainability & Climate Leaders by TBD Media Group.

Bigger, better truck delivers mobile tradeshow experience Viega LLC is bringing its tradeshow experience to customers across the country with a new and bigger demo truck. The new Viega Roadshow truck displays a complete line of Viega products, including the ProPress, MegaPress and PureFlow fittings, PureFlow tubing, as well as valves, radiant heating systems and Read more

Bigger, better truck delivers mobile tradeshow experience

Viega LLC is bringing its tradeshow experience to customers across the country with a new and bigger demo truck.

The new Viega Roadshow truck displays a complete line of Viega products, including the ProPress, MegaPress and PureFlow fittings, PureFlow tubing, as well as valves, radiant heating systems and marine fittings. The 30-foot vehicle has two slideouts, a folding stage to safely accommodate more visitors and an island for hands-on demonstration of Viega tools and products.

“Viega put a lot of time and thought into designing this vehicle,” said Jim DeBroeck, the project manager. “As a result, it virtually duplicates the tradeshow experience for customers without them having to travel. Rather, we bring it to them.”

The new black-and-yellow truck replaces a smaller vehicle that was pulled off the road last year when the pandemic began. The customized V8-powered Ford F-650 has been on the road since August. It will continue to travel throughout the continental United States, visiting distributors, tradeshows, construction sites and plumbing associations.

The wall displays have been designed to not only highlight the products, but also educate visitors about how to use the products and how Viega can benefit their businesses.

“The truck delivers the ‘a-ha’ moment for customers. When they see the range of Viega products, pull the trigger on a press tool and learn about the efficiencies Viega delivers, they will have what they need to incorporate Viega systems into their work and begin realizing the benefits,” DeBroeck said.

New tool boasts the widest range of applications of any press tool on the market No two jobs are created equal, but the RIDGID RP 342-XL Press Tool is built for them all: Its lightweight design packs major power and boasts the widest range of applications of any press tool. Now you can press ½” Read more

New tool boasts the widest range of applications of any press tool on the market

No two jobs are created equal, but the RIDGID RP 342-XL Press Tool is built for them all: Its lightweight design packs major power and boasts the widest range of applications of any press tool. Now you can press ½” to 4” copper, stainless steel and carbon steel pipe, and ½” to 2” PEX pipe – in under 12 seconds and all with one tool.

The lightweight RP 342-XL features QuickSwitch™ technology to quickly switch from Standard to Extended 32kN applications to press 2 ½” to 4” carbon steel. Adding to the tool’s versatility and usefulness on the job, the lightweight RP 342-XL is compatible with the RIDGID full line of Standard 32kN Press Tool accessories, including the StrutSlayr Strut Shear Head, Press Snap Soil Pipe Cutter and all MegaPress jaws.

“RIDGID has been the industry leader in press technology for decades and our latest innovation, the RP 342-XL Press Tool, continues to set us apart,” said Michael Provenzano, Global Product Manager for Press Connections at RIDGID. “The RP 342-XL offers maximum versatility in all types of materials and sizes that can be pressed with one tool.”

The RP 342-XL is backed by the industry’s leading warranty, and also offers the lowest initial investment for contractors whose goal is to press up to 4” copper, stainless steel and carbon steel pipe.

To learn more visit, ridgid.com/342-XL.

Nibco adds new Iron, Copper for Gas & ACR Press Fittings https://youtu.be/6TaP8nbX8Jk   Copper and iron press fittings are a mainstay in the plumbing and hvac industry. Nearly every job site, project or contractor has made the switch to this technology because of the promise of labor savings. Heres a look at what is coming Read more

Nibco adds new Iron, Copper for Gas & ACR Press Fittings

 

Copper and iron press fittings are a mainstay in the plumbing and hvac industry. Nearly every job site, project or contractor has made the switch to this technology because of the promise of labor savings.

Heres a look at what is coming in 2020 from Nibco. I think what is most interesting is their entry into the Press G market (copper press fittings for gas). I’m located in Minnesota, copper piping for all fuel gas is common for both residential and commercial work. One of Nibco’s biggest competitors has recently pulled their copper press gas fitting off shelves in North America due to some changes to the CSA testing and certification standard. Nibco’s gas fittings have the CSA US stamp on them which should make them acceptable wherever copper piping for gas is allowed.