Viega MegaPress Systems
The g loba l leaderin p lumbing, heat ing
and p ipe jo in ing systems
Viegas heritage of innovation began
in Attendorn, Germany, in 1899 when
Franz-Anselm Viegener introduced
a new brass beer tap. By 1901,
Viegeners family company had
evolved and begun to manufacture
home plumbing products, giving
birth to Viegas international legacy
of quality, ingenuity
Real quality comes from innovation,
not imitation. With more than
112 years of
thinking, Viega offers
reliable service and
proven quality. Customers trust
Viega because our systems have
proven themselves over and over
again. Viega ProPress, the
original press fitting system,
revolutionized pipe joining in
1989. Now, over one million
Viega ProPress fittings are installed
every day. We were the first to
introduce press technology.
Viega leads and our competition
follows. And now
Viega is proud to
present the new
black steel pipe line of fittings,
providing the same reliability and
quality as all our other products.
Viega MegaPress is the newest
innovation in pipe joining from
Viega, combining reliability and
speed to complete any project
quickly and efficiently while reducing
A heritage of better ideas since 1899
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Franz-Anselm Viegener starts Viega Co. with first brass beer tap.
Viega starts manufacturing plumbing fittings.
Viega adds traps and draining products for sinks and bathtubs to our lineup.
Viega starts producing copper solder fittings.
The first PEX radiant floorheating in the U.S., the ProRadiant system, is introduced.
The Viega MANABLOC water distribution manifold is introduced.
Viega launches the Viega ProPress marinesystem.
Production of plastic tubing, Viega PureFlow PEX products begins.
Viegas press technology begins
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costly downtime. Viega MegaPress
can be installed in compressed air,
fire protection and other general
application systems and Viega
MegaPressG is well-suited for fuel
oil and gas applications. Like other
Viega ProPress systems, Viega
MegaPress offers our patented
Smart Connect feature, which
allows installers to quickly and easily
identify unpressed connections.
The fastest, most reliable way to
join black steel pipe without flame,
Viega MegaPress is available in the
widest variety of configurations and
sizes on the market. Designed to be
versatile, durable and reliable, Viega
MegaPress creates a wide range of
With one convenient
source for fittings,
tools and support,
Viega is leading the
way in flameless
From Franz-Anselm Viegeners first
product introduction in 1899, Viegas
family heritage of innovation, quality
and service still flows through all
Viega products and the people
who design, make, sell and support
them. Aided by our four strategically
located distribution centers, Viega
is also able to deliver
products more quickly
and more efficiently than
our competition. With more
than 16,000 different products
offered worldwide, Viega systems
can enable a contractor to be faster,
safer and more environmentally
aware than ever before. Our heritage
of better ideas allows us to exceed
Viega launches the Viega Poly PEX
Viegas copper press technology launches in the U.S., the Viega ProPress system.
Viega creates hybrid technology to connect copper to PEX.
Viega introduces the first Viega PEX Press plumbing technology in North America.
Viega launches the Viega MegaPress system in the U.S.
Viega stainless press technology launches
in the U.S., Viega ProPress for stainless.
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Viega opens four new Distribution Centers in the U.S.: Reno, NV; McPherson, KS; Atlanta, GA; Harrisburg, PA.
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Viega is the original press technology provider, offering press
joining solutions since the 1980s in copper and stainless steel.
Now, Viega offers our revolutionary press technology in the first
black steel press pipe joining system.
Viega MegaPress is a black steel pipe joining method that reduces
installation time and provides a clean, safe, reliable connection every
time. Viega MegaPress fittings have the genuine Viega Smart Connect
feature that allows the installer to easily detect unpressed fittings
during testing. Viega MegaPress makes it possible to join black steel
pipe without compromising the integrity of the pipe.
Viega MegaPress is a cold press joining method available in IPS sizes
1/2" to 2" and can be utilized with ASTM A53 Schedule 5 to Schedule
40 black steel pipe.
Viega MegaPress, with an EPDM sealing element, can be installed in
systems such as compressed air, hydronic heating, fire protection and
Viega MegaPressG, with an HNBR sealing element, is suitable for
Schedule 40 fuel oil, natural gas and LP gas installations.
Installing Viega MegaPress joining systems:
Saves time 30 percent to 60 percent
Simplifies cleanup no oil or metal shavings
Provides security join pipe consistently with no manual tightening
Reduces installation costs less labor and downtime
Promotes safety no fire watches or burn permits
Viega MegaPress black steel pipe press joining system
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Only Viega fittings offer the patented Smart Connect feature
Look for the colored dots.
Viegas Smart Connect feature
allows water or air to leak past the
sealing element in an unpressed
fitting, clearly indicating a missed
connection. Since installers can
easily see if all connections have
been made during pressure
testing, the Smart Connect feature
helps save vast amounts of time
during installation. Look for the
colored dots because the genuine
Smart Connect feature is only
available on Viega fittings.
3 ProPress connections are fast, flameless and reliable.
2 Upon identification, use the press tool to press the fitting, making a permanent leak-proof connection.
1Identify an unpressed connection during pressure testing when water or air flows past the sealing element.
Viega Sealing Elements
EPDM Sealing Element
The black EPDM (ethylene-
sealing element is a synthetically
manufactured and peroxidically
cross-linked general purpose
elastomer with a wide range of
applications, including hydronic
heating, low-pressure steam, fire
protection and compressed air.
HNBR Sealing Element
The yellow HNBR (hydrogenated
nitrile butadiene rubber) sealing
element is used mainly in
fuel oil and gas applications,
such as natural gas, propane,
mixed and manufactured gases
in the vapor state.
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Viega MegaPress systems cover a multitude of applications
Viega MegaPress and Viega MegaPressG are the newest innovation to the Viega press system product line.
For specific applications please consult your local Viega representative.
Viega MegaPress is recommended for black steel applications that include:
Fire protection Compressed air
Chilled water Hydronic heating
Viega MegaPressG is recommended for black steel applications that include:
Diesel fuel Fuel oil
L.P. gas Natural gas
ASME B31, B31.1 Code for Pressure Piping
ASME B31.3 Process Piping
ASME B31.9 Building Services Piping
NFPA 54 National Fuel Gas Code
NFPA 58 Liquified Petroleum Gas Code
Uniform Plumbing Code, Uniform Mechanical Code
International Plumbing Code, International Mechanical Code
NFPA 30 Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code
NFPA 30A Code for Motor Fuel Dispensing Facilities and Repair Garages
IFGC: International Fuel Gas Code
ANSI/CSA LC4 Standard for Press Connect fittings for use in fuel gas distribution systems
ASTM A53 Standard Specification for Pipe, Steel, Black and Hot-Dipped, Zinc-Coated, Welded and Seamless
NFPA 13, 13D, 13R Standards for Installation of Sprinkler Systems
UL 213: Rubber Gasketed Fittings for Fire-Protection Service
FM 1920: Approval Standard for Pipe Couplings and Fittings for Aboveground Fire Protection Systems
NFPA 31 Standard for the Installation of Oil-Burning Equipment
Testing and Approvals
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The Viega ProPress system is the result of a joint effort by two of the worlds most recognized names
in plumbing RIDGID and Viega. Together, Viega fittings and RIDGID tools have revolutionized the
industry with their fast, flameless, solderless press technology. The RIDGID tools, jaws, actuators
and rings are system matched to Viega fittings for a trouble-free connection every time.
Viega ProPress systems offer the right tools and jaws for any pressing application
Viega MegaPress compatible tools include:
RIDGID Jaws, Rings, Actuator and Prep Tools for MegaPress
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2012, ProPress, FostaPEX, Seapress, MegaPress, MegaPressG and Viega are registered trademarks of Viega GmbH & Co. PureFlow, Smart Connect, Climate Panel, Climate Mat, Climate Trak, MANABLOC, Radiant Wizard, S-no-Ice, Snap Panel, XL and XL-C are registered trademarks of Viega LLC. MiniBloc, ProRadiant, PolyAlloy, SmartLoop and Zero Lead are trademarks of Viega LLC; GeoFusion, ProPressG and ViegaPEX are trademarks of Viega GmbH & Co. KG. RIDGID is a registered trademark of RIDGID, Inc.