Grooved Mechanical Tees: The Optimal Solution for Pipe Branch Connections

Sep 29, 2023 | NEWS

In piping networks carrying fluids like water, air, oils or chemicals, mechanical tee fittings are essential components that allow branching off the main pipeline to supply additional routes. While various tee options exist, grooved mechanical tees offer inherent advantages in performance, flexibility and ease of installation. With their unique coupling housing design, mechanical tees eliminate welding and minimize leak points, ideal for vital service applications.

Understanding Grooved Mechanical Tee Victaulic Specifications

  • Available in cast iron, ductile iron, steel and stainless steel
  • Suitable for pipe sizes from 1⁄2” to 24”
  • Schedule 10 to schedule 40 wall thickness
  • Grooved or shouldered ends with molded gaskets
  • Compatible with Victaulic couplings or similar styles
  • Custom patterns and alloys available
  • Rated for 175 – 300 psi and up to 230°F

Key Benefits Of Mechanical Tees

  • Eliminate on-site welding for faster installations
  • Allow angled branch connections up to 45°
  • Enable quick layout modifications through bolt-on assembly
  • Simplify inspecting and re-tightening bolts as needed
  • Resilient gaskets provide leak-tight, flexible joints
  • Facilitate easy pipe cleaning with demountable connections
  • Accommodate thermal expansion and pipe vibration

Optimal Pipe Branch Solutions For Critical Services

Industries benefitting from grooved mechanical tees include:

  • Water and wastewater treatment
  • Fire protection systems
  • HVAC and refrigeration
  • Chemical processing
  • Food and beverage
  • Pharmaceutical manufacturing
  • Power generation

For any piping system where reliability and flexibility are vital, grooved mechanical tees present the ideal branch fitting solution. Their ability to create tight, flexible joints in seconds without welding addresses the needs of diverse industrial applications.