Victaulic is scheduled to launch its new range of “installation-ready” fire protection system fittings in May. The FireLock fittings will require fewer fasteners which creates more efficiency in the workplace. The range also includes VicFlex sprinkler fittings which use a flexible, stainless steel hose to enable sprinkler installation on both suspended and hard-lid ceilings.
Victaulic’s National Fire Protection Manager, Scott Harris, said the new fittings have revolutionized the implementation of fire protection systems. The fittings come with pre-assembled parts. Their built-in couplings enable users to insert the couplings onto the grooved part of a pipe, valve or fitting and tighten the nuts. The fittings reduce time and increase production efficiency as they install up to 10 times faster than welded joints and up to six times faster than flanged joints.