W&O Europe Named Marine Industry Distributor for Victaulic

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By MarEx 2015-03-26 14:44:40

W&O Europe, a key supplier throughout Europe to the marine and marine offshore markets for pipe, valves and fittings, valve automation, and engineered solutions, is now the marine industry distributor for Victaulic mechanical pipe joining solutions in Holland, Belgium, Denmark and Spain. The distribution partnership with Victaulic reflects W&O Europe’s strategic vision and commitment to become an engineered solutions provider to the European maritime industry.

The Victaulic mechanical pipe joining system provides a number of benefits to ship owners and operators in terms of increased efficiency, safety, and reliability. Victaulic grooved piping allows for reduced installation time, achieving a minimum 30-percent time savings on new ships. It also is easier and safer to install due to the elimination of both hot work and the need to dry dock. Victaulic product versatility can also accommodate unique space requirements for improved shipboard efficiency.

Ship repair and maintenance applications can also benefit from utilizing Victaulic. Its products provide ship owners and operators with reduced downtime due to the speed and ease of installation, as well as ease of access for changing or servicing equipment. The product line includes couplings, fittings, valves, hole-cut products and pipe preparation tools.

“W&O Europe is excited to partner with Victaulic to bring a product to market that is approved for use in a wide variety of systems onboard numerous vessel types including container ships, cargo ships, tankers, passenger ships, workboats and FPSO/drill ships,” said Kristof Adam, Managing Director of W&O’s European operations.

“Victaulic has been a part of the W&O family for some time in North America, with proven success. As we continue to grow our engineered solutions offerings in Europe, our goal is to provide customers with solutions that will meet the needs of an ever-changing maritime industry. We will also be a stocking distributor for Victaulic, resulting in more time savings to customers as we can quickly provide the products right from our own shelves.” 

The Victaulic system provides pipe connections, fittings, and valves and is available to be installed on a variety of pipe materials onboard vessels such as black carbon steel, galvanized pipes, Copper Nickel, and stainless steel. The assembly includes four elements: the pipe groove, a gasket, the housings, and nuts and bolts. The mechanical joint creates a triple seal due to the design relationship between the pipe groove, gasket, and housings. Victaulic systems and components are tested, approved and accepted by International Association of Class Societies (IACS).

The products and services herein described in this press release are not endorsed by The Maritime Executive.