A Brief Look at Socket Welding

The socket welding (or fusion joining) process is used to connect a 20-110 mm diameter suitable tube. It is accomplished by heating the pipe’s external surface and the fitting’s internal surface until the material is fused, and then inserting into the other while the material remains hot. Pipes and welding fittings can be made of PE, PP, PB or PVDF, but the same material can be used by both.

For socket welding, useful hydraulic equipment is available from a diameter of 16 to 110 mm, even with diameters up to 160 in the norm. The welding equipment is connected to the prefixed temperature controlled electrical current and thermostat.

Socket welding is among the many procedures that we can provide tools for. We have an extensive selection of equipment by respected names like McElroy. If you have questions about what tools you may need for the job, we’ll do our best to guide you in the right direction by delivering the right equipment so you can finish the project safely and efficiently.

Miami International Machinery & Equipment Corporation (MIMECO) specializes in industrial equipment and machinery supply. We have more than two decades providing professional solutions in The Guianas, the Caribbean, and Suriname, supplying brands like Performance Pipe, McElroy, Carboline, and more. With our years of experience working as exporters and purchasing agents, we look forward to supplying your company with robust, quality products and solutions at the best prices. Call 305-570-3831 for additional information on our product selection, industrial equipment rentals, or industrial products online.


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