Viega Introduces MegaPress XL Fittings and Viega MegaPress XL PressBooster
Viega LLC introduced Viega MegaPress XL, the first and only press fitting system for 2 ½" to 4" diameter carbon steel pipe. Viega also introduced the Viega MegaPress XL PressBooster, a unique tool designed for larger diameters using an existing 300 Series RIDGID press tool.
Suitable for use with Schedule 10 to Schedule 40 carbon steel pipe, Viega MegaPress XL is approved for more applications than any other carbon steel press fitting system. On average, MegaPress XL makes easy, secure connections in 25 seconds. Compared to welding and other pipe joining methods, Viega MegaPress XL saves up to 60 percent in installation costs and up to 90 percent in time. Unlike welding and threading, Viega MegaPress XL doesn’t require a fire watch, cutting oils and doesn’t create sparks, all while greatly reducing the need for cleanup and callbacks. Viega MegaPress XL features an FKM sealing element that allows it to be installed in higher temperature (up to 284 degrees Fahrenheit) applications.
Only available through Viega and RIDGID, the Viega MegaPress XL PressBooster extends the travel of the ram to increase force and comes with 2 ½", 3" and 4" press rings and a built-in actuator. With the Viega MegaPress XL PressBooster, users can make fast, reliable press connections on larger diameter pipe without needing to purchase a new press tool.
“Viega MegaPress XL is the only system of its kind that can deliver Viega’s reliable and cost-effective MegaPress technology to larger diameter carbon steel pipe,” said Dominic Kung, product manager, metal systems at Viega. “With MegaPress XL, installers save time and money with every connection and can rely on the MegaPress system to deliver fast, accurate installations in any conditions.”
Ideal for industrial, commercial and residential applications, the Viega MegaPress system is easy to use, flameless and environmentally friendly. Available in ½" to 4" sizes, Viega MegaPress makes secure, water-tight and air-tight connections in seconds. The system performs well in both new installations and retrofit projects. The innovative addition to Viega’s product line leaves no joining material buildup, exposed threads or tarnish, creating a clean, professional appearance. Viega MegaPress®G fittings in sizes ½” through 2” are the only press fittings designed for use in fuel oil and natural gas applications. Patented Smart Connect® technology, available only from Viega, provides installers with added confidence in their ability to ensure the integrity of connections.
The Viega Group, with a tradition of innovation for more than 115 years, has more than 4,000 employees worldwide and is among the leading manufacturers of pipe fitting installation technology. In metal press systems for industrial, commercial and residential projects, the company is the global market leader. In the U.S., Viega LLC employs nearly 500 people and offers more than 3,000 products. These include Viega ProPress for copper and stainless, Viega MegaPress for carbon steel and stainless pipe, the Viega PureFlow System including PEX and fittings in high-performance polymer and Zero Lead bronze, as well as MegaPress CuNi and SeaPress systems for marine applications. Viega also specializes in the design, production and installation of ProRadiant heating and cooling systems, and offers In-Wall Flushing Technology including carriers and flush plates. For more information, visit viega.us.