TOPIC: Innovation

Since 1919 piping system innovation has been Victaulic’s driving force. Innovation not just in the sense of new effective, reliable mechanical pipe joining products but innovation in services, software, safety and education. We are always looking to improve customer satisfaction, exceed expectations and lead the industry with products and services that provide solutions. View More

Solutions that resolve obstacles faced by engineers, project managers, contractors and site owners during the pre-construction, construction and post-construction repair and maintenance phases of any project.

The following selection of blog posts includes several articles highlighting our innovative products and how they resolved issues encountered during the design and construction process. Learn how, when faced with seemingly insurmountable roadblocks, engineers and contractors turned to Victaulic products and engineering services to get their construction projects back on track. This collection of posts also includes articles on awards and acknowledgments for Victaulic’s forward thinking and industry-leading products, including our software services, and other interesting ways our passionate approach to piping system innovation has impacted the industry.

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Knife Gate Valve Maintenance: The Key to Lowering Operating Costs

Innovative in-line knife gate valve maintenance solutions streamline system service and keep mines around the world operational.

Austin Aerial Skyline- Victaulic Cooling Tower Project

HDPE Solutions Simplify Cooling Tower Replacement for Local Contractor

Victaulic HDPE solutions helped Shoemaker Mechanical replace a rooftop cooling tower in less time than traditional joining methods.

Burns & McDonnell Visit Victaulic Factory

Burns & McDonnell Visits Victaulic

Collaboration efforts between Victaulic and Burns & McDonnell strengthened over a day of hands on learning and demonstrations.

Victaulic hosts NEWPP Contractor for Large Diameter Pipe Joining Training

Victaulic hosts NEWPP Contractors for a Hands-On Training Event in Houston

Victaulic showcases capabilities in large diameter pipe joining & differential settlement solutions during a hands-on training.

Victaulic supports ESG principles

Choosing Victaulic Supports ESG Strategic Objectives in Upstream Oil and Gas

Victaulic's commitment to sustainability can contribute to ESG objectives (Environmental, Social & Governance objectives) of your company

Roll Grooved Pipe vs Cut Grooved Pipe

How are Roll Grooved Pipes and Cut Grooved Pipes Different?

While coupling technology has evolved beyond the original Victaulic mechanical joint, the basics behind grooved pipe have stood the test of time.

Benefits of Vic Flex flex drops

Benefits of Using Flex Drops: Combating Ceiling Settlement

Misaligned suspended ceilings often lead to delayed or restricted sprinkler response. A benefit of flex drops is accounting for ceiling settlement.

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Benefits of Using Flex Drops: Simplified Materials Management

Materials management has been a pain point for pipe fitters in the past. Flex drops simplify the otherwise lengthy process so fitters can work faster.

Hyatt Seattle equipped with Victaulic VicFlex flex drop

Benefits of Using Flex Drops: Fixed Versus Variable Costs

Unknown obstacles on site have long prevented accurate cost estimations for fire protection systems. Get it right the first time with flex drops.

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2020 U.S. Fire Sprinkler Industry Predictions

Fire Protection Contractor published the 2020 U.S. Fire Sprinkler Industry Predictions, and our industry experts voiced comparable theories.

Victaulic W257 Dynamic Movement Joint Wins Pipeline Industry Guild “Utility Pipeline Technology Award”

Victaulic W257 Wins the Pipeline Industries Guild “Utility Pipeline Technology Award”

Victaulic was honored by the Pipeline Industry Guild for their innovation in the pipeline industry with the W257 Dynamic Movement Joint.

Black & Veatch Visits Victaulic

Victaulic Hosts Major EPC Company, Black & Veatch for a Hands On Experience in Kansas City

Victaulic showcases their capabilities in product innovation, fabrication, coordination, and estimating during a hands on experience with Black & V...

Rusted stainless steel- Victaulic blog post on how to prevent dissimilar metal corrosion

Ductile Iron Couplings for Stainless Steel Pipes

Learn how dissimilar metal corrosion occurs and why choosing a grooved pipe joining solution is ideal for joining stainless steel piping systems.

Victaulic Mechanical Joints Make for Fast & Easy CPVC Pipe Repair

Mechanical Joint Makes for Fast and Easy CPVC Pipe Repair

A mechanical system’s integrity is critical. An innovative joining system helps to ensure fast, reliable CPVC pipe installation and repair.

Raw material sourced to make Victaulic elastomer gaskets and seals

Coup de projecteur sur les joints d'étanchéité en élastomère

At the heart of each mechanical pipe joint is a strategically designed Victaulic gasket. Learn how the development of our seals adds product assura...

Flanged Pipe Joints vs. Grooved Pipe Joints to avoid downtime

Reason Two Not to Use Flanged Pipe Joints: Maintenance Downtime

Read our two-part blog series as we explore the reasons you should avoid using flanged pipe joints on your next commercial construction project.

Flanged Pipe Joints vs. Grooved Pipe Joints for a Tight Construction Schedule

Reason One Not to Use Flanged Pipe Joints: Tight Construction Schedule

Read our two-part blog series as we explore the reasons you should avoid using flanged pipe joints on your next commercial construction project.

Explore Manufacturing as a Career - Victaulic

Five Reasons to Explore Manufacturing Careers

Jobs in the manufacturing industry are on the rise, with a high demand for skilled workers to fill thousands of open positions around the world.

Benefits of Grooved Solutions - Grooved Pipe Joints - Victaulic

The Top Five Benefits of Grooved Pipe Joints

Grooved mechanical systems are the most reliable solutions available. Check out our blog to review the top five benefits of grooved systems.

Victaulic Wins Gold and Bronze 2019 CSE Product of the Year Awards

2019 CSE Product of the Year Winners: [Gold] FireLock™ IGS™ Style V9 Sprinkler Coupling & Grooved Sprinklers, & [Bronze] QuickVic™ SD Installation-...

The Cold Storage Construction Demand

As the cold storage construction demand booms, discover a safe and practical fire protection solution for your refrigerated warehouses.

Victaulic Legacy Attracts the Attention of Forbes

Victaulic Legacy Attracts the Attention of Forbes

A lot of folks will say, ‘I know Victaulic’ – but they’ve only seen one piece of what we do…” explains Luftig in an interview with Forbes.

Discover Exploring - Students from Exploring Post preparing to study engineering at Victaulic

How Did You Discover Engineering?

Victaulic engineers provide career exploration opportunities to Lehigh Valley high school students interested in engineering as a vocation.

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The Top Six Mechanical Retrofitting Best Practices – Tip Six

Interested in mechanical retrofitting best practices? Learn about the top six here here. Tip 6: Mechanical Noise and Vibration Control Methods.

Retrofit Piping Systems with Victaulic Mechanical Joining Products

The Top Six Mechanical Retrofitting Best Practices – Tip Five

Interested in the top six mechanical retrofitting best practices? Tip 5: Implement Modular Mechanical Room to Improve System Efficiency.

Large Pipe Retrofitting Job - Victaulic Best Practices - Tip Four

Les six meilleures pratiques en matière de rénovation mécanique – Conseil nº 4

Interested in mechanical retrofitting best practices? Learn about the top six here here. Tip 4: Maximize Jobsite Productivity.

Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta GA (États-Unis) – Solutions de tuyauterie innovantes Victaulic

Innovative Piping Solutions Win Big at Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Victaulic innovative stadium piping solutions helped Tebarco Mechanical accommodate tight timelines and unique architecture at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

abandoned building, empty room with window

The Top Six Mechanical Retrofitting Best Practices – Tip Three

There are many reasons why a historic or existing building may require a new HVAC system. Read on for Tip #3 in this six part series.

Victaulic Photo Challenge - #iSpyVic

#iSpyVic Social Media Photo Campaign

As we celebrate our “innoversary”, we invite you to “spy” Victaulic products wherever you are. Check out hashtag #iSpyVic and see what others shared.

grooved coupling diagram

The Top Six Mechanical Retrofitting Best Practices – Tip Two

Interested in mechanical retrofitting best practices? Learn about the top six here here. Tip 2: Select the Correct Pipe Joining Method