New Victaulic experience centre in Pune aims to promote technical training and capabilities
Victaulic, the world’s leading supplier of mechanical pipe joining and fire protection systems, has announced the opening of a new piping innovation zone at its operational facility in Pune.
The spacious combined training and demonstration area offers contractors, engineers and project managers the opportunity to learn about the latest pipe joining technologies in a world-class environment with a fully hands on approach.
“There is a serious skills shortage in construction across the country and in recent years this has become a major issue in construction,” says Pankaj Soni, Victaulic Country Manager. “It is very important to have the opportunity to learn through real first-hand experience.”
Visitors can experience for themselves all the different potential stages in piping system assembly including prefabrication, use of pipe grooving tools, assembly of couplings as well as use of press-fit systems, through to pressurisation and proper testing of their work. They will also learn about disassembly and retrofits.
Attendees will also be able to examine fully functional fire protection systems, including devices, pumps, piping, couplings and flexible drops, in action in a controlled environment.
The new educational capabilities will play a unique role in training customers and also act as the perfect space to host frequent open seminars for engineering consultants and mechanical contractors keen to learn about developments in piping technology.
“It is a fantastic platform for learning about a wide-range of innovative and extensive of time and cost saving approaches,” comments Soni. “Ease and speed of installation - and reduced downtime - are among the major interests of engineers, contractors and owners in India today. The innovation zone provides a great opportunity to get hands on with some of the latest pipe joining technologies and share some valuable insights.”
Easy, safe-to-install and environmentally friendly, Victaulic piping solutions have a significant impact on the construction industry worldwide. Recent Victaulic global investments have included new locations Dalian, China; Queretaro, Mexico; and Chihuahua, Mexico.
Since 1919, Victaulic has been the world's leading producer of grooved mechanical couplings and pipe-joining systems. Used in the most demanding markets, Victaulic innovative piping technologies and services put people to work faster while increasing safety, ensuring reliability and maximizing efficiency. The company has 15 major manufacturing facilities, 28 branches worldwide and over 3,600 employees who speak 43 languages across the globe.
With more than 900 active global patents, Victaulic solutions are at work in 115 countries across diverse business lines including oil and gas, chemical, mining, power generation, water and wastewater treatment, military and marine, as well as commercial building and fire protection.
Victaulic mechanical pipe joining systems can be found in projects as diverse as Tetra Pak in Pune, the Park Hotel Hyderabad and the IOCL Naptha cracker plant at the Panipat Refinery in Haryana. Victaulic provides sustainable solutions and is a member of the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC). The company is involved with BREEAM and other international initiatives.
For more information, please visit www.victaulic.com