Viega, the first press fitting system to meet the standard for use on Navy combat ships, has won approval for additional components to be used onboard.

Last year, the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) approved the use of MegaPress CuNi press fittings in sizes 1/2-inch to 2-inch to be used in surface combatant vessels for a variety of systems, including chilled water, potable water, electronic freshwater cooling, seawater cooling, washdown countermeasures, drainage and many others. ProPress copper 1/2-inch fittings were also approved for potable water and various drains.

This new extended approval from NAVSEA includes the addition of MegaPress CuNi 90° elbows, 45° elbows, straight tees, reducing tees and reducer couplings. This allows shipbuilders and Navy personnel to better integrate Viega fittings into onboard systems.

“NAVSEA is arguably the toughest standard in the world and we’re proud to have won additional approvals for our system,” said Viega LLC’s Director of Marine TJ Tracy. “We make the most reliable press fittings in the world and this is proof of that.”

MegaPress CuNi is made of a 90/10 copper-nickel alloy specifically designed to withstand harsh marine environments.