Victaulic, the worlds leading supplier of mechanical pipe joining and fire protection systems, has announced the opening of a new piping innovation zone at its operational facility in Pune. The spacious combined training and demonstration area offers contractors, engineers and project managers the opportunity to learn about the latest pipe joining technologies in a world-class environment with a fully hands on approach. "There is a serious skills shortage in construction across the country and in recent years this has become a major issue in construction," says Pankaj Soni, Victaulic Country Manager. "It is very important to have the opportunity to learn through real first-hand experience."
Visitors can experience for themselves all the different potential stages in piping system assembly including prefabrication, use of pipe grooving tools, assembly of couplings as well as use of press-fit systems, through to pressurisation and proper testing of their work. They will also learn about disassembly and retrofits. Attendees will also be able to examine fully functional fire protection systems, including devices, pumps, piping, couplings and flexible drops, in action in a controlled environment.