Water Journal : Water Journal May 2014
MAY 2014 WATER 87 Water Business VICTAULIC INTRODUCES GROOVED END SOLUTION FOR JOINING COPPER SYSTEMS IN AUSTRALIA Victaulic, the world's leading manufacturer of mechanical pipe-joining systems, proudly announces the availability of its grooved solution for copper systems in Australia. The Victaulic copper connection system complies with Australian standard (AS-1432) copper tubing sizes DN50 -- DN200(2--8")TypesA,BandD,and can withstand pressures of up to 2450kPa/355psi depending on the type and size of copper tubing. The product line consists of WaterMarkTM approved Style 606-AS rigid coupling for joining copper tubing and a range of full ow, standard radius wrought copper ttings supplied with grooves. "We are pleased to offer our customers in Australia a faster and more ef cient solution for joining copper tubing,'' said David Sharkey, Vice President Australia, New Zealand, and South East Asia. "Victaulic is committed to providing innovative solutions that lead to dramatic gains in productivity and the copper connection system is a result of that commitment." The Victaulic copper connection system is designed for HVAC and plumbing applications and installs twice as fast as alternative joining methods, reducing rework on systems by 10 to 15% when compared to brazed or soldered systems. The system also uses a proven pressure- responsive synthetic rubber gasket to seal on the outside diameter of the tubing, requiring no heat. This cold-formed mechanical joint reduces the on-site safety risks of fumes, ames, and related costs associated with re hazards. The Style 606-AS provides a union at every joint for fast assembly and disassembly for any on-site rework and maintenance required. To learn more about Victaulic copper product line, please visit www.victaulic. com/aus-copper. PORTABLE SEAWATER PUMP A new high-pressure re pump designed for marine duties has been released by Australian Pump Industries. Called the Aussie Sea Skipper, the self-priming pump has been designed to tolerate saltwater, making it suitable for applications on work boats, barges, ferries, trawlers and patrol boats. "We've taken our high-pressure 4" re pump and converted it for a life at sea," said Aussie Pump's product manager Brad Farrugia. "Key components are designed to be corrosion resistant, sonowwehavea high-performance pump that's ideal for a range of duties including marine re ghting and salvage." The new 4" Sea Skipper (QP402-ED- L100E) incorporates a number of features that make it suitable for use with saltwater. The broad-shouldered pump casing is covered inside and out in a thick Geomat coating. This protects the marine-grade aluminium against oxidisation. The impeller and volute are cast from bronze for corrosion resistance, but there's been no compromise in the hydraulic performance of the pump. The new 4" Sea Skipper delivers a maximum head of 50 metres and a maximum ow up to 1150 lpm. Like all Aussie QP pumps, it has the ability to self-prime with a vertical lift up to eight metres. The drain plug incorporates a sacri cial anode to prevent electrolysis and all fasteners are made from stainless steel. The mechanical seal is carbon ceramic and the elastomers are nitrile rubber. The new unit is compact in design and comes mounted in a galvanised steel frame for protection of both the pump and engine. The full roll frame facilitates a two-man Whether it's for drinking, irrigation or industry, Australia's climate and reliance on water has produced some of the world's most innovative suppliers of water products and services. Now there's an online tool that brings all these suppliers together in one central location. ICN's Water Directory is a pivotal connection point for project and procurement managers looking for the best water industry suppliers in our region. This comprehensive directory has a powerful search function that allows you to fnd suppliers with capabilities that exactly match your needs. Combine this with the experience and knowledge of ICN's consultants and you can be sure you'll never miss an opportunity to fnd the perfect partner. Start exploring Australia's ICN Water Directory today at water.icn.org.au All the right connections for the water industry.
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