Victaulic acquires MTS desalination plug valve
Pipe-jointing specialist Victaulic has acquired the desalination business of Spain's MTS Valves & Technology, which designs and manufactures valves for the global desalination market, including the MTS Plug Valve.Victaulic has been working with MTS Valves in a promotion of Victaulic's new StrengThin Piping System, which was announced at the International Desalination Association's World Congress in Perth, Australia, in early September 2011.
The MTS Plug Valve is a high-pressure valve for control and on/off applications that is typically utilized in seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) applications/desalination plants.
In addition, the MTS Plug Valve is suitable for other high-pressure membrane treatment applications in highly corrosive environments, including offshore oil and gas sulfate removal systems, industrial water reclamation and reuse facilities, high-purity water treatment for power, and water processing for mining.
"The acquisition of the MTS desalination business unit enables Victaulic to offer the highest quality and most comprehensive product portfolio for piping systems in the desalination industry," said Jim Renner, vice president of water and wastewater at Victaulic. "Victaulic will provide the same high‑quality products and services that current MTS customers are accustomed to receiving, in addition to world‑class technical support."
Victaulic offers a complete line of grooved couplings, fittings and valves for high‑pressure desalination and RO applications. The ease and speed of assembly associated with Victaulic products, paired with the MTS high‑pressure plug valve technology, should allow engineers and contractors to meet demanding build schedules, ease maintenance and reduce field man‑hours at every stage of the project lifecycle.