A complete database of products from world leading pipe joining systems manufacturer, Victaulic, is now available for use with MagiCAD.
A popular choice for building services design on AutoCAD and Revit, MagiCAD is widely used to improve accuracy, quality and productivity. Availability of the Victaulic product database now makes it easier for designers, engineers, contractors and clients to reap the many benefits of grooved pipe joining technology.
The database contains correct dimensions and technical data for each Victaulic product. It means that design calculations, such as pressure drops and flow measurements, made while designing with MagiCAD, are accurate, and installation problems can be eliminated at the design stage.
Designers can use the software to quickly and efficiently integrate Victaulic products into the design of heating, cooling, utility and sprinkler systems, delivering advantages for project partners. Contractors will have confidence that they can implement designs as planned, saving time and improving quality on installation.
“Specifying Victaulic products for HVAC and fire protection systems enables project teams to address engineering challenges at the design stage,” says Pankaj Soni, Victaulic Country Manager. “It allows design engineers to bring in effective solutions to accommodate system expansion and contraction, reduce noise and vibration without the need for rubber bellows, and create curvature, for example.”
Due to the technical and practical benefits they deliver, Victaulic piping system solutions have been used in some of the worlds most impressive and challenging engineering projects, such as the Burj Khalifa and the Bird’s Nest Olympic stadium in Beijing. Now that the Victaulic product range is available for use with MagiCAD, engineers have easy access to the advantages they bring to more and more building services projects.
Key Victaulic products available for use with MagiCAD include the Style 731-D suction diffuser, Installation-ready couplings, the Advanced Groove System (AGS), the FireLock NXT® alarm valve range, a complete line of valves and stainless steel products. Their use brings benefits including fast installation, space savings and enhanced system performance.
The Victaulic Style 731-D Suction Diffuser enables pipework to be connected closer to the pump at a 90-degree angle. By eliminating long pipe runs, elbows and reducers, it makes for a smaller mechanical room footprint and optimum pump performance.
Victaulic installation-ready couplings are characterized by a single unit coupling design and allow pipe joining by simply inserting the coupling onto the grooved end of a pipe, fitting, valve or accessory and then tightening the nuts. Standard grooved couplings are installed up to five times faster than welded joints and up to three times faster than flanged. Now, Victaulic installation-ready couplings can be installed in less than half the time of standard grooved couplings, compressing schedules even further. (Victaulic Style 107H QuickVic® Rigid Coupling is rated up to 51,70 bar – Style 177 QuickVic® Flexible Coupling is rated up to 69 bar)
Also available is the Victaulic patented AGS– the only two-piece coupling available for joining large diameter pipe sizes up to 60”/1525 mm. (Rated up to 24 bar depending on coupling size)
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.
MagiCAD is one of the globally leading BIM solutions for HVAC and electrical design. Including European and International sales, more than 15,000 licenses are in use worldwide. MagiCAD enables MEP design using Europe’s largest product model database, featuring hundreds of thousands of actual products from leading manufacturers across the globe. Each model within the database comes complete with accurate dimensions and comprehensive technical data. MagiCAD offers localisation for different country-specific standards, and it is used by numerous major contractors and designers in a variety of projects across the world.
For more information, please visit www.victaulic.com or www.magicad.com