Victaulic to demonstrates Innovative Pipe Joining Solutions

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Victaulic, the world leader in mechanical pipe joining systems, will be showcasing its latest technology designed specifically to speed up and lower costs in mining operations at Electra Mining Africa 2014 (Hall 5 Booth D5).

Taking centre stage will be the brand new Series 725 Diverter Valve, the industry’s first grooved-end valve designed specifically for paste backfill lines. The valve improves the efficiency of backfill operations while providing durable, reliable service.

“This is a very exciting product for the mining market here in Africa,” explains Barry van Jaarsveld, Victaulic Regional Manager Africa. “A lot of mines have two separate pipes for paste backfill and need to manually remove a coupling and reinstall another to redirect the flow of the line. Now they no longer have to.”

Switching the direction of the line the old way requires that paste is flushed out before disassembling the joint. Using the new Series 725 valve doesn’t require the system to be flushed, and doesn’t require the disassembly of any joints. The flow is diverted internally by an elbow that swings 180 degrees from one line to the other. Downtime is reduced and cost savings are made.

Also on display will be the revolutionary Victaulic Installation-Ready™ range of flexible and rigid couplings that are up to 10 times faster to install than other joining methods and offer major time savings - both from reduced downtime during system maintenance and retrofit applications.

The Victaulic patented Advanced Groove System (AGS) which offers a full range of couplings, fittings, valves and accessories from 14 -60”/350 – 1525mm for pressure ratings up to 2400 kPa will also be on show, along with its abrasive surfaces and HDPE joining (without butt fusing) solutions.

“Victaulic is a company with a 95-year history that invented the mechanical grooved system and is constantly innovating,” adds van Jaarsveld. “We are constantly bringing new products to market that help mining companies in Africa deliver real time and cost savings.”

Demonstrations of Victaulic pipe joining technology will be available at the company’s stand - Hall 5 D5 - where attendees will have the opportunity to find out for themselves just how much time they can save using the system.

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