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Viega Fittings Meet Highest Seismic Standards

BROOMFIELD, Colo. (June 13, 2022) – Viega fittings met the highest standards for seismic durability in recent testing at an earthquake simulation facility. The fittings were tested at 200 psi with compressed gas and at 300 psi with water at the Structural Engineering and Earthquake Simulation Laboratory (SEESL) at the University at Buffalo in December 2021. The fitting assemblies withstood acceleration factors up to SDs 2.0 for at least 30 seconds. The United States Geological Survey considers a 2.0 certification to be the highest level required in the most seismically active areas of North America. That makes Viega the only fitting manufacturer whose press fittings have met the highest U.S. seismic standards at both 200 psi for gas and 300 psi for water. The lab tested two different assemblies using 7 meter x 7 meter shake tables, which moved the assemblies through six degrees of freedom. For more information on Viega Fittings, visit Viega USA | viega.us