The new Viega Megapress press connection system was specified by design consultants working at the complex site at the Rockvilla centre which is the new headquarters of the National Theatre Scotland (NTS). The technically advanced system was an ideal solution, allowing the us install a new heating system into the complex site quickly, easily.
The £6.5 million development of the Rockvilla centre will be the headquarters of the National Theatre Scotland (NTS), allowing the theatre group for the first time to have its rehearsal and production activities under one roof. The building will consist of three rehearsal rooms, creative development spaces, a learning and community suite, production workshop, technical store, office space, meeting and social areas.
The Rockvilla centre required the installation of a new heating system within the 3,700 square metre space. For such a complex site, the consultants required a solution that was reliable and would help to reduce installation time.
Installed by Moffat Facilities Ltd in just five months, the system saves up to 60% of assembly time compared to traditional tube connection methods such as welding or threading – both of which can affect the integrity of the tube wall. The Megapress system also provides a clean connection due to its pressing function, meaning there is no excess cutting oil, metal swarf, hemp residue or jointing compound that would be used with traditional methods. Therefore valuable time was saved as the system did not require flushing to remove any residual installation debris.
The installation at the Rockvilla centre required 500 connections of the thick-walled steel fittings ranging from 15mm to 54mm, which was easy to achieve from Viega’s comprehensive selection of fittings ranging from ½” to 2”.
William Giplin, Mechanical Project Engineer at Moffat Mechanical commented on the installation: “Having worked with the system before, we knew just how easy the Megapress would be to use. Using a single press gun, the connections can be achieved in the most confined spaces – completing a full seal in a single press. With the large Rockvilla site and over 500 connections of thick walled steel tube to be made, this was crucial. We are so impressed with the Megapress system that we are continuing to use it on other sites.”
MBS Case Study for more information on the project.