Mining to Extreme Depths

Unearthing our Greatest Resources

  • Nearly a century of innovation from Victaulic helps make critical mining processes safer, faster and more efficient
Drilling rig in mine shaft

Modern mining practices have made it possible to explore vital resources deeper under the earth’s surface and in extremely challenging climates and operating conditions. Mine owners continue to push new frontiers, and as they do so, they rely on robust and dependable infrastructure to work quickly and safely.

Victaulic Enters Mining Market in 1920s

As early as the 1920s, mining companies were relying on Victaulic to address their needs in both surface and underground mines. In fact, pipe joining for the mining industry was one of the earliest applications for Victaulic. Mechanical pipe couplings were easy to assemble, disassemble, move and reuse and could be installed in tight spaces with far less labor and equipment than conventional joining methods.

Dependable operational infrastructure is critical to profitability and productivity; so the components used in cooling, fire protection, compressed air, water supply/removal, slurry, tailings, backfill, and dust suppression have to be reliable. Victaulic products have been proven to reduce downtime and related costs by as much as 50 percent. And in addition to delivering reliability and efficiency, they are safer than alternative pipe joining methods because no hot work is required for installation.