Victaulic, the global producer of mechanical pipe joining and fire protection systems, has introduced the new Style AB1 bracket and renamed the popular AquaFlex sprinkler system product line to the VicFlex sprinkler fitting system.
The company says VicFlex offers fast and dependable installation, durable performance and is cost-effective for maintenance and retrofit applications, requiring fewer man hours to install whilst lowering shipping costs with its more compact form. It is a convenient and safe solution, which is easier to position than rigid pipes.
The new Style AB1 bracket, part of the VicFlex sprinkler fitting line of products, eliminates the need for sprinkler installers to handle ceiling tiles, cut holes in ceiling tiles and coordinate with the ceiling trade on the jobsite, reducing hands-on installation time by as much as 39 per cent.
“The new Style AB1 bracket is an intuitive solution and we are excited to introduce it as an extension to the VicFlex product line,” said James Keown, fire protection sales engineer at Victaulic. “This bracket delivers a new level of installation ease and dependability by allowing the ceiling trade to install all ceiling tiles. The AB1 bracket is designed so that it does not obstruct or damage ceiling tiles, providing a faster and simpler installation, saving time and money for our customers.
“With the transition to the VicFlex name, we are highlighting the fact that customers will experience that same Victaulic quality, consistency and innovation.”
Since 1919, Victaulic has been the world’s leading producer of grooved mechanical couplings and pipe-joining systems. The company has 15 major manufacturing facilities, 28 branches worldwide and over 3,600 employees who speak 43 languages across the globe.
Victaulic mechanical pipe joining systems can be found in projects as diverse as the Alexandria Library, the Burj Khalifa and the Development of King Abdul Aziz Endowment (Dokaae).
The Victaulic operational office in the Middle East is located in Jebel Ali, Dubai.