Balance-of-plant piping solutions unveiled by Victaulic
Victaulic unveiled its line of balance-of-plant piping solutions for desalination and reverse osmosis (RO) facilities at the IDA World Congress 2013 in Tianjing, China, on 21 October 2013.Anchored by grooved options for Victaulic MTS plug and check valves and the Victaulic StrengThin Piping System, Victaulic balance-of-plant piping solutions compress the construction schedule and reduce the direct and indirect costs of desalination plant construction.
Compared with weld/flange piping fabrication, Victaulic balance-of-plant piping solutions reduce risk, eliminate construction inefficiencies and deliver cost and time savings. The StrengThin system enables a reduction in pipe to Schedule 10S or Schedule 20 and reduces the number of flanges required, resulting in material cost savings.
Fabrication shop assembly time can be reduced to minutes per joint, and non-destructive testing as well as pickling and passivation are eliminated, resulting in significant savings in labor time and costs. Victaulic truck-loading software enables grooved spool components to be laid out, rotated and nested for more efficient loading, reducing transportation and handling costs.
On site, the speed of installation combined with the elimination of field welds, fit-up issues and rework reduces field labor time. The combination of shop and field labor-hour savings can shorten the overall construction schedule, allowing more time for testing, commissioning and plant turnover.
Victaulic balance-of-plant piping solutions are available in sizes ranging from 2 to 16 in (50-400 mm) and are rated for pressures of up to 1,200 psi (8,200 kPa).