Viega Expands the
MegaPress® System Offerings.
Viega’s MegaPress system for black iron pipe now includes new
sizes of caps and flanges.
Viega introduces new caps and
flanges in sizes 1/2" to 2" for the Viega MegaPress system.
Kan. – Viega introduces new caps and flanges in sizes 1/2"
to 2" for the Viega MegaPress system.
Viega MegaPress is the first system to use press technology for
installing Schedule 5 to Schedule 40 black iron pipe. It makes
secure water-tight and air-tight connections in less than seven
seconds and is available in professional distribution channels
throughout the United States.
Viega MegaPress system is ideal for hydronic heat, chilled
water, compressed air, fire sprinkler systems, low pressure
steam and vacuum lines. Viega also offers MegaPress fittings
suitable for fuel oil and natural gas applications, Viega
“Since Viega MegaPress was introduced last fall, our customers
have been looking forward to the line’s continued expansion,”
said Monty Betts, associate product manager at Viega. “We’re
pleased that the system has been so successful and that we can
provide more capabilities to our customers through the new caps
More than 200 fittings are available ranging in sizes from 1/2"
to 2" that include elbows, couplings, reducers, tees, reducing
tees, threaded adapters, unions, caps and flanges. The system
uses a stainless steel grip ring with an EPDM sealing element
for the standard Viega MegaPress fittings, or HNBR for the Viega
MegaPressG fittings, along with a stainless steel separator ring
that ensures the sealing element and grip ring perform at
Ideal for industrial, commercial and residential applications,
Viega MegaPress is easy to use, flameless and environmentally
friendly. The system performs well in both new installations and
retrofit projects; it does not leave material build up, exposed
threads or tarnish, creating a clean, professional appearance.
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Viega MegaPress uses
the same versatile pressing tools already used by many
contractors and maintenance staff. The pressing tools eliminate
the need for expensive and cumbersome equipment including
welding tanks and threading machines.
The patented Smart Connect® feature, available only from Viega,
provides a quick and easy way for installers to identify
connections that need pressing, so that they are not missed.
Since Viega MegaPress is flameless, it is safer than traditional
systems and eliminates the need for hot permits. The system is
clean, as it requires no welding rods or cutting oils. Viega
MegaPress can be installed under flow conditions, making it
ideal for maintenance or emergency repair jobs, and reducing
costly downtime by decreasing plant shutdowns. Press technology
for the system maintains the structural integrity of the pipe.
Viega’s MegaPress system is UL and FM compliant for fire
sprinkler applications and ASME B31 compliant for pressure and
boiler piping, and the MegaPressG fittings are CSA LC4 compliant
for fuel gas and oil applications. Viega MegaPress exceeds the
most rigorous testing codes and standards in North America and
is backed by a written warranty.
About The Viega Group:
Founded in 1899, The Viega Group manufactures and distributes
the highest quality plumbing, heating and pipe joining systems
in the world. Viega is best known for innovative press
technology systems like Viega ProPress® for copper and stainless
and Viega MegaPress® for black iron pipe. Viega LLC currently
offers more than 3,000 products in North America. For more