Installation-Ready FireLock Fittings require fewer fasteners, resulting in easy installation and a safe and efficient jobsite.

Sydney, Australia, 06 April 2016 – Victaulic, the world's leading manufacturer of mechanical pipe-joining systems, will be unveiling its new range of fire protection system fittings at Fire Australia and Hazmat on May 4 and 5 in Melbourne.

Victaulic will be launching its new Installation-Ready™ FireLock Fittings™ which have been designed for fire protection systems. The fittings require fewer fasteners, resulting in faster, simpler installation while maintaining a safe and efficient jobsite.

Visitors to the Victaulic booth (Stand #56) will also be introduced to the full range of VicFlex™ sprinkler fittings which utilise a flexible, stainless steel hose to provide sprinkler installation on suspended and hard-lid ceilings. The fittings replace threaded hard pipe drops and arm-overs and offer the tightest bends in the industry and the highest number of bends allowed.

“Victaulic’s FireLock Installation-Ready Couplings revolutionised the planning and implementation of fire protection systems where safety, installation speed, efficiency and reliability are dominant,” said Scott Harris, National Fire Protection Manager for Victaulic. “Installation-Ready fittings are the logical next step for our customers in the advancement of the technology’s innovation. Because the new one piece FireLock Installation-Ready Fittings require fewer components and steps to install, the result is consistently faster pipe joints, and up to 75% less jobsite inventory, allowing contractors to optimise crew size and to better manage their labor risks, making it an overall more reliable solution. Moreover with the introduction of our full range of VicFlex™ products, contractors are installing as many as 60 drops per man per day - representing the fastest way to connect the fire sprinkler to the branch line.”


Installation-Ready FireLock Fittings

1 vs 22 parts. No loose parts, one piece grooved fittings with the couplings built-in
Reduced installation time. Up to 4 times faster to install than traditional couplings and fittings
Up to 10 times faster to install than threading
Save space. Up to 45% shorter than traditional Firelock fittings, accommodating tighter ceilings spaces
One-piece integral gasket. No wetted metal eliminates the need for galvanized fittings to address internal corrosion
Reduced jobsite inventory. Up to 75% less fittings on projects.


VicFlex

VicFlex™ is the fastest way to connect the fire sprinkler to the branch line. The flexible fire sprinkler fittings offer fast and dependable installation, durable performance and are cost effective for maintenance and retrofit applications.

  • No trips to the threader, no set up, no clean up
  • Centre of tile every time.  No measuring required
  • No loose pipe nipples, elbows, reducing couplings, hangers, or close nipples 
  • Installed to the ceiling and therefore moves with the ceiling as it settles, maintaining the ceiling plane
  • Fittings are manufactured from Stainless Steel and are corrosion resistant
  • Less Jobsite coordination.  The VicFlex™ Styles AB1 and AB2 brackets reduce jobsite coordination as most ceiling tiles can be installed with the bracket already in place  
  • The Series AH2 flexible braided hose is one of the latest additions to the VicFlex™ line and is 100 per cent kink resistant. Offering the tightest bend radius on the market – UL listed at 2 inches – as well as the most allowed bends, Series AH2 delivers ease of positioning, while reducing risk of improper installation
  • The Style AB6 dry drop bracket is specifically designed for cold storage applications and reduces hands-on installation by as much as 75 per cent when compared to hard pipe, eliminating the need for rubber boots and foam sprays
  • Reduce material handling.  Up to a third less weight than hard pipe arm overs

For more information about Victaulic products, please visit Victaulic at booth (Stand #56), or visit the Victaulic website.

About Victaulic 
Since 1919, Victaulic has been world's leading producer of grooved mechanical couplings and pipe-joining systems. Used in the most demanding markets, Victaulic innovative piping technologies and services put people to work faster while increasing safety, ensuring reliability and maximising efficiency. The company has 15 major manufacturing facilities, 28 branches worldwide and over 3,600 employees who speak 43 languages across the globe. With more than 900 active global patents, Victaulic solutions are at work in 115 countries across diverse business lines including oil and gas, chemical, mining, power generation, water and wastewater treatment, military and marine, as well as commercial building and fire protection. For more information visit www.victaulic.com and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube .