Grooved mechanical piping can offer improved constructability, speedy expansion, retrofit and turnaround, and also reduce safety risks. It is a quality pipe-joining method.
What is the Purpose of Grooved Pipes?
Fire sprinkler system installations consist of piping. These pipes hold permanent water that is automatically released when a fire is detected. Because of the water stored in these pipes, they are under a lot of pressure. Therefore, the plumbing must be properly connected.
The grooves at both ends of the two pipe ends can be connected together with a water spray pipe joint. Grooves in the pipes ensure that the pipes can be connected securely with sprinkler couplings.
Cut Groove vs. Roll Groove
When forming a roll groove, a pipe is cold formed to make a circular and extensive groove in the pipe. A groove is created without removing any pipe material. This is a new method compared to the cut groove, where pipe material is physically removed from the outside diameter of the pipe. Thereby, a groove is effectively cut into the pipe. Since no material is effectively removed with the roll groove, less waste remains than with a cut groove. Therefore, little cleaning work is required which subsequently speeds up the process of grooving pipes. Roll grooving can be applied on both heavy and light-walled pipes without weakening them against any corrosions. However, if the pipe wall is too thick, cut grooving the pipe will provide a more reliable groove.