EASTON, Pennsylvania – Victaulic, the world’s leading manufacturer of mechanical pipe joining systems, introduces Style 177N QuickVic® Installation-Ready™ coupling. The flexible coupling’s was specifically designed to withstand the rigors of mining environments and is ideal for utility and process piping applications in plants and underground metal and coal mines.
The Style 177N coupling can be installed up to 10 times faster than other pipe joining methods and twice as fast as existing grooved couplings. Featuring Installation-Ready technology, Style 177N does not require disassembly prior to installation, eliminating loose parts. The coupling is pushed onto a grooved pipe end as a fully assembled unit, connected to a second grooved pipe end, and tightened using standard hand tools or an impact wrench. The gasket’s integral central leg serves as a pipe stop, ensuring full pipe insertion, and metal-to-metal bolt pad contact provides visual confirmation of proper assembly.
Style 177N is available in 50 to 150 mm and accommodates pressures ranging from full vacuum (760 mm Hg) up to 6,900 kPa. The coupling is supplied with a grade “EHP” EPDM gasket for water services or grade T nitrile gasket for air services.
Style 177N is an addition to the Victaulic Installation-Ready coupling family, which includes the Style 107 rigid coupling. Installation-Ready couplings join standard roll-grooved and cut-grooved steel pipe.
For more information about the Style 177N QuickVic coupling and other solutions for the mining market, visit the Victaulic mining piping systems page.