POY Finalist: Flame-free press system
Finalist in Compressed Air in Plant Engineering’s 2011 Product of the Year competition
Vic-Press, a flame-free press system, is an industrial-grade solution for joining small-diameter piping systems. Vic-Press has pressure tolerance of up to 500 PSI and is ANSI/NSF 61 certified for potable water up to 180 F. The Vic-Press system is available for 0.5-in to 2-in Type 304/304L and Type 316/316L pipe. Vic-Press products feature Grade “H” HNBR gaskets, suitable for services up to 210 F. Alternative materials, including EPDM, fluoroelastomer, and silicone, are available for services up to 250 F. Vic-Press is designed for a number of wet and dry industrial and commercial applications and general chemical services.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey