Posted on October 12, 2020
Infrastructure is defined as the basic physical and organizational structures and facilities needed for the operation of a society or enterprise. Infrastructure is composed of public and private physical structures such as roads, bridges, tunnels, water supply, power and energy, waste management, and much more.
The Value of Infrastructure
As the backbone of cities, states, and countries, infrastructure systems provide essential services to the communities that they serve. Reliable infrastructure systems are necessities because so much of a country’s success depends on them. The success of an economy depends on reliable infrastructure to connect supply chains and efficiently move goods and services across borders.
The term “infrastructure” is extremely broad. While all segments are essential, public infrastructure facilities, structures, equipment, and services are separated into specific categories.
- Transport Infrastructure: bridges, roads, paths, sidewalks, airports, rail services
- Wet Infrastructure: water supply, water treatment, water resource management, flood management
- Energy Infrastructure: grids, power stations, wind turbines, solar panels
- Information Infrastructure: basic communication, network services
- Public Space: parks, beaches, historical sites, gardens
Because infrastructure systems are essential to the economy and the quality of life of a nation, region, or city.the reliability of those systems is critical. Reliable infrastructure systems need reliable products and project partners who understand the unique challenges of these mission-critical applications.
Although the original use of the Victaulic pipe joint was primarily for military applications, the product quickly gained popularity in the industrial markets during the early part of the 20th century. Over the past century, Victaulic’s products and services have been utilized in numerous segments of the infrastructure market, including water/wastewater, power generation, desalination, transmission, bridges, tunnels, and dams, all over the world.
Victaulic’s mechanical pipe joining technology, encompassing a wide variety of couplings, fittings, and valves provides reliable solutions that support the development of new and existing infrastructure systems. Victaulic’s no-flame, mechanical pipe joining solutions and drawing services optimize construction productivity and meet specific project requirements, such as accommodation of movement (including differential settlement and thermal expansion and contraction), attenuation of vibration, system accessibility, and self-restraining capabilities.
Victaulic’s infrastructure products are specifically designed not only to meet the needs, requirements, and standards set forth by the industry, but they surpass them. From small to large pipe diameters, Victaulic’s infrastructure solutions provide added inherent value engineering such as eliminating the need for special design considerations, reducing the weight of the system, accommodating space confinements, mitigating risk, and ensuring schedule certainty.
All over the world, critical infrastructure systems rely on Victaulic’s joining technologies. Featured below is a video that highlights projects that Victaulic has supported across various segments of the Infrastructure market.
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