Improve the Fusion Process with Optimized Cooling by McElroy

The most important amount of time per joint is highly reliant on the cooling procedures during the fusion process. Waiting to meet the times specified in ASTM requirements cuts down on overall efficiency at the workplace. Shortening the cool time is the most efficient way to maximize the fusion cycle.

McElroy’s Optimized Cooling algorithm is dependent on the robust DataLogger® 6 to measure the most suitable cool times in real-time, using factors such as material properties, the environment, and heat soak time. A patent-pending formula determines the length of time it takes to cool down the center of the pipe — making it safe to handle, so you can concentrate on the next joint.

To provide an example, a twenty-inch, DR11 pipe at 75°F would typically take around 1,200 seconds to cool based on ASTM F2620 time. When this same pipe is cooled using McElroy Optimized Cooling, however, the time is reduced to about 540 seconds, resulting in a more than fifty percent reduction in cooling time. When evaluated alongside the fusion process as a whole, the time to complete a joint is reduced by nearly forty percent.

Miami International Machinery & Equipment Corporation (MIMECO) specializes in machinery 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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