The optimal setting for polyethylene (PE) pipe is one where the temperatures remain at 41 degrees Fahrenheit or so. While electrofusion welding operations can be done at temperatures under 41 degrees, you experience trouble ensuring that no moisture is present, which is critical in preventing contamination. Time is especially important in the PE pipe welding process. When scraping is finished, nor more than thirty minutes should pass or the chance of pipe oxidation is increased. The oxidized PE may experience improper welding.
In regards to the fittings for electrofusion, it’s a good idea for them to remain in the bag until they’re up for welding. Fittings removed from their bag for more than thirty minutes can undergo oxidation. Oxidation may occur in an ineffective joint, indicating a possible time and money loss.
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