Liberty Utilities protects
installers with Viega MegaPress®
Joining pipe can be a demanding task. Even with
proper equipment and training, traditional methods
of installation still run the risk of causing injury to
installers, experienced or not.
CUSTOMER: Liberty Utilities
APPLICATION: Residential and commercial gas
LOCATION: New Hampshire
CONTRACTOR: Gas Service Department
Saving wear and tear on the installers’
bodies was my biggest concern. With
Viega MegaPress, we have fewer soft
Liberty Utilities of New Hampshire wanted a way to keep
its installers safe without compromising the quality of their
installations which is why the utility provider decided to start
installing Viega MegaPress.
“We’re doing 500 in-to-outs and the biggest concern
was the wear and tear on the installers’ arms,” said Bob
Mostone, Gas Service Department Supervisor for Liberty
Utilities. “It’s easier to ft things together, especially since
we’re changing out large-volume meters to rotary meters.
Cutting out old fanges and installing new ones is a lot
Mostone, who is a licensed gasftter since 1991, has worked
for the utility company for 29 years. When he frst experienced press ftting technology, his frst thought wasn’t about
“I saw press technology and I was interested in the wear
and tear on the servicemen in the feld,” said Mostone. “The
biggest thing we’re going to be using it for is meter reftting,
from the large, old diaphragm meters to new meters.”
Liberty Utilities will install Viega MegaPressG fttings in
sizes ½" to 2" as it continues working to change out meters
across its areas of service.
“We are saving some time,” Mostone said. “Saving wear
and tear on the installers’ bodies was my biggest concern.
With Viega MegaPress, we have fewer soft tissue injuries.
Viega MegaPress is helping us with that. Cutting everything
properly is a little different but, as they’ve been using it and
the more and more they use it, the more they like it.”
Mostone pointed out that Viega MegaPress has allowed
Liberty Utilities to take a weakness in black iron pipe joining
and turn it into a strength.
“The breaking point of the pipe is always weakest around
the threads,” Mostone said. “With threaded pipe, it snaps at
the ftting. That’s our strong point now when we’re pressing
them with Viega MegaPress.”
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