New couplings and fittings from Victaulic
Victaulic, a manufacturer of mechanical pipe-joining systems, has launched Extended Life (XL) fittings and couplings, a new line of products for rubber-lined pipe used in abrasive applications.
The fittings feature an extra ¼” of lining, which Victaulic claims extends the service life by up to three times compared to standard rubber-lined fittings.
XL fittings maintain the same inner diameter dimensions as standard ones to provide full flow capabilities without restrictions. To accommodate the slightly larger outer diameter of these fittings, two new patented coupling designs were developed - the Style XL77 and the Style XL79.
The fitting design reduces the gap between pipe ends for pipe-to-fitting and fitting-to-fitting connections to reduce leading-edge wear and further extend the life of the fittings.
XL fittings are available as 90° and 45° long-radius elbows in 1½D and 3D configurations. XL fittings can replace standard elbows with no change to pipe length required.