Apollo PowerPress

“Apollo” PowerPress® is a carbon steel press system designed to be used with schedule 10 through 40 thick wall steel pipe for sizes ranging from ½” through 2”.

All “Apollo” PowerPress® fittings and valves are zinc-nickel coated to protect against corrosion and come equipped with either an EPDM or HNBR sealing element. In addition to a mechanical Leak Before Press® system, “Apollo” PowerPress® products feature a patented, color-coded, visual control ring (VCR) that clearly indicates when a connection has been pressed. Our innovative visual control ring (VCR) not only provides installers double assurance when identifying un-pressed connections, it also optimally positions the pipe while pressing, significantly reducing pipe deflection for a far straighter and cleaner
press connection. When compared to other carbon press systems, “Apollo” PowerPress® is the undisputed leader in quality and reliability

Operating parameters

“Apollo” PowerPress® is designed to be used with schedule 10 through 40 thick wall steel pipe (black steel, galvanized steel, and epoxy coated steel) as defined by ASTM A53, A106, A135, A795 standards.

  • Sealing Element: EPDM
  • Operating Pressure: 230 PSI Max
  • Operating Temperature: -40°F to 302°F
  • Sealing Element: HNBR
  • Operating Pressure: 150 PSI Max
  • Operating Temperature: -40°F to 194°F

The safest, most complete thick-walled press system

  • Leak Before Press® – Un-pressed fittings will visibly leak during low
    pressure testing
  • Visual control ring (VCR)
    • Patented
    • Tabs that “break-away” when pressed
    • Color coded for easy identification of sealing element type
    • Acts as a “pipe guide”, optimally positioning the inserted pipe,
      significantly reducing pipe deflection for a clean and straight connection
    • Protects sealing element from debris or paint
    • Increased cup depths – better seat, tighter seal, straighter runs
    • Color coded protective shipping cap
    • Protects visual control ring (VCR) and fitting/valve ends during shipping
    • First and only carbon steel press ball valve in the market
    • No need for adapters – materials & cost savings, shorter laying lengths,
      reduced likelihood of potential leak paths
  • Excellent corrosion resistance with ZnNi coating
  • Maximum connection security due to smart teeth of the stainless steel gripping ring
  • All-in-one piping system from ½” to 2”
  • Install with safe, light battery tools
  • FM approval on fittings, suitable for wet sprinkler installations
  • Easy to combine with VSH XPress, VSH SudoPress, and VSH Shurjoint, among others