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VGS® Grooved Piping System Unveiled

Monday, January 24, 2011

Hastings, Michigan, USA – Viking Group, a global leader in fire protection and life-safety systems, announces the availability of its new VGS® grooved piping system. The new VGS® line, which is cULus Listed and FM Approved, includes a full complement of grooved couplings, fittings, flanges, mechanical tees, and other products necessary for the installation of complete grooved piping networks for fire sprinkler systems. The VGS® grooved piping system will be sold through the company’s integrated Viking SupplyNet distribution network, as well as certain authorized independent distributors, beginning February 1, 2011.

VGS® grooved piping products, which are manufactured in ISO 9001 certified facilities, are offered in both standard ductile iron as well as galvanized material for use in areas subject to corrosion. The product line will include sizes up to 12 inch (300 mm). Several coupling gasket types are available, including GapSeal® flush gaskets, which are recommended for dry pipe sprinkler systems and freezer applications.

The addition of VGS® to Viking’s leading line of fire protection products further enhances the company’s ability to serve its customers with a complete, broad-based package of quality fire protection products and services. As with all Viking products, technical support will be available through the company’s technical services department located in Hastings, Michigan, as well as the company’s global field support team.

Viking is a global leader in the manufacture and distribution of innovative fire protection solutions. Established in 1921, the company’s products and services are now sold in over 70 countries through an integrated distribution network. For more information on Viking’s complete line of quality fire protection products and services, please visit or call 800-968-9501.