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PE Pipe Advantages

With only four months left in 2019, you may be thinking about upgrading your pipe solution to polyethylene (PE) for 2020. If you’re on the fence, consider some of the following advantages of this durable, flexible pipe.

With a density of 0.93 and 0.96 g/cm3, PE pipe weights little to nothing. On top of that—and something we’ve mentioned several times before—the pipe provides excellent resistance to rust and corrosion. With these qualities, there is a broad array of chemicals that can be used with this pipe, along with the peace of mind of knowing the pipe will remain intact.

PE pipe is flexible and installation is simple. Even in cold weather, it can still be bent which expedites installation. Furthermore, it can accommodate most irregularities and once it is installed, the pipe can last for numerous decades before needing to be replaced. Maintenance is minimal, which lowers the cost of upkeep.

Fusing PE pipe is a simple process which, combined with its flexibility, creates a cost-effective and robust solution which can be used for multiple purposes.

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 or machinery solutions.

Clearing up Some Things About Pipe

When something’s been around long enough, eventually some untruths and myths may develop around it. HDPE pipe is no exception to this, and we’re here to dispel some of these common myths associated with this type of pipe and its mechanical joining.

Let’s clear up some potential misconceptions when it comes to burying the pipe. Modern pipe has evolved enough to the point that it’s designed for different purposes, and that includes being buried. On top of that, innovative pipe solutions like Fusio-Tech UV Black Piping are designed to withstand the effects of ultraviolet rays with their protective coating.

In regards to pipe fusion, there is more to strength and integrity of the joints. The fusion will rely on many factors including the person tasked with performing the fusion job. The elements, the risk of surface contamination, all of these may play a role in how the joint ends up. The fusion process is highly reliable and effective but it does take a considerable amount of time and it may take longer due to circumstances outside of your control such as the weather.

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 or industrial equipment rentals.

Performance Pipe Earns a Major Distinction

Do you need another reason to choose Performance Pipe? Consider that its Plano-based manufacturing operation recently earned the distinction of a Star Site designation from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for achieving thirteen years of operation without recording an injury.

Performance Pipe is known for its Flame Retardant Polyethylene Tubing, which protects against and is also able to resist stress cracks, which makes it useful for a broad array of applications. With so many years of research, Performance Pipe is nearly peerless when it comes to performance and quality.

Stress crack resistivity is vital for tubing needs as it’s among the most important physical properties of polyethylene instrumentation tubing. Performance Pipe has thoroughly tested its products to its pipe can withstand flames while also resisting stress cracks.

Performance Pipe’s Pneumatic Tubing products can be used in industries like gas, mining, industrial, municipal, and more. If you have questions about the tubing and how it can help with your industry or a project you need to provide tubing for, our team at MIMECO will be happy to tell you more about it.

To read more about Performance Pipe’s Star Site designation, please visit https://www.plasticsnews.com/news/performance-pipe-earns-safety-star-status-osha.

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.

Machinery Equipment Maintenance

Modern fusion machines are capable of performing some heavy duty tasks, and that has a lot to do with the numerous components that work together to achieve results. For workers that are only beginning to become acquainted with these machines, it can prove tricky to master their operation and proper maintenance is of the essence to ensure these machines remain in tip-top working order for years to come. Failure to perform maintenance may result in the machine not working or breaking down, which can lead to hours lost in productivity and possibly having to make costly repairs.

Cleanliness is a simple yet frequently overlooked step that can ensure machines work for years to come. Pipe fusion machines are common in environments where the accumulation of grime and dirt are an everyday occurrence. Corrosion may happen, which only fuels the need for cleanliness. Heaters and facers are susceptible to moisture and dirt exposure, so definitely set up a regular cleaning schedule.

With heaters, butt plates or adapters are often required to ensure they maintain proper working order. Care should be taken to ensure the plates and adapters don’t have scratches. If scratches or gouges are visible, most modern pipe fusion machines feature a design where replacements are made simple.

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.

Streamline the Fusion Process

The ideal environment for Polyethylene (PE) pipe is one where the temperatures stay at about 41 degrees Fahrenheit. While you can perform electrofusion welding operations at temperatures below 41 degrees, you may run into trouble ensuring there is no moisture, which is vital to stave off contamination. During the PE pipe welding process, time is highly critical. A maximum of thirty minutes should go by once scraping is done, or else the risk of pipe oxidation is amplified. PE pipe that has oxidized will not weld properly.

As for electrofusion fittings, it’s best to keep them in their bag until it’s time to weld. Fittings that have been removed from their bag for over thirty minutes may experience oxidation. Oxidation may happen in an unsuccessful joint, which means a potential loss of time and money.

If you’re worried your pipe may be ruined because of the exposure to the harsh ultraviolet rays of the sub, you may wish to look into the groundbreaking Fusion-Tech UV Black Piping by aquatechnik NA. This fusible polypropylene pipe has UV protection built into it which provides maximum pressure handling and temperature capabilities.

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 or machinery solutions.

Small Spaces Are No Match for the Acrobat

There may be times when you’re working in a space where there is little room to move around. If such a scenario arises, the McElroy Acrobat can be an incredibly vital tool. The machine’s compact design allows simple maneuverability in indoor work spaces and there is also a convenient carriage that allows for a trio or quartet jaw configuration without requiring additional tools. Moreover, the narrow jaws mean most fittings and pipes can be easily fused.

The power of the Acrobat 250 means holding the heater in place in an overhead fusion is no longer required because of the improved lightweight heater and guide rod latching system. Furthermore, the machine has a Hydraulic Power Unit (HPU) that efficiently uses power without adding excess bulk, considerably simplifying any need to move it around among several job sites.

The Acrobat 250 Fusion Machine Package available for purchase features the fusion machine, heater, facer, an insulated heater stand, a facer stand, the HPU, 160mm inserts, and more. To learn more about it, visit the Acrobat™ 250 Fusion Machine Package product page.

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 or machinery solutions.

Protect Your Pipe with Fusio-Tech UV Black Piping

The summer season is soon to arrive, and the groundbreaking Fusio-Tech UV Black Piping by aquatechnik NA is here to save the day. Fusio-Tech UV Black Piping has the honor of being the first fusible polypropylene pipe solution that will protect your pipes from the harmful effects of ultraviolet rays. Your team will instantly see a significant drop in the number of labor hours plus significant improvements in installation when the job involves outdoor fusion pipe. Because of the UV protection already built in, pipe painting is practically unnecessary. Intended to last for several years while withstanding the weather, Fusio-Technick UV Black Piping makes use of the highest quality polypropylene and it continues to be the only industrial strength pipe of its kind available.

Rigorous testing has been placed on the Fusio-Tech UV stabilizer to ensure optimum UV resistance. The pipe will also hold its own against cement, plaster, and electrochemical reactions. Besides improving installation outdoors, the pipe is able to be fused or welded without necessarily having to undergo treatment. It can be used for hot or cold potable or non-potable fluid transport, in industrial applications, and so much more. There is truly nothing else quite like it on the market.

Curious to learn more about how Fusion-Tech UV Black Piping can help you? Please visit the MIMECO product page or feel free to call us.

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 or machinery solutions.

Work Efficiently with the Reliability of Carboline

When you need to perform jobs that may involve coatings, linings, or fireproofing, you can place your trust in Carboline. The company has worked with countless companies around the globe, providing robust products intended to be technologically advanced while being delivered with the highest level of professional service.

Carboline’s products are regarded highly thanks to numerous positives such as the strong resistance to effects like erosion and corrosion caused by natural factors. Carboline products are also recognized for their durability, providing ruggedness when it counts. The company has a rich history dating back to the 1940s when Stanley Lopata founded it, as he sought a robust solution for a single customer. More than six decades later, Carboline now has an extensive customer base around the world thanks to its persistent focus on performance, ongoing product development, and brainstorming effective solutions to meet challenges faced in the real world. Pipeline exteriors/interiors and industrial fireproofing are a few of the examples of product applications where Carboline can save the day.

Are you considering Carboline products for your next job? Simply contact us to get in touch with one of our team members extensively trained in Carboline.

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 or industrial equipment rentals.

Work with Powerful Pipe Using Driscoplex

Applications and industries such as oil and gas gathering, brine and salt water service, landfill methane recovery, and crude oil collection are among the various names that can benefit tremendously from the use of Performance Pipe Driscoplex 6400. The pipe adheres to ASTM D2513 specifications as well as API 15LE requirements.

Driscoplex 6400 is available in a multitude of sizes, as large as 36” IPS or even lengths of up to fifty feet. It is able to be used in scenarios such as above ground service and it can also protect against UV rays and elements exposure. In direct burial scenarios, it is essential to follow proper installation procedures. For optimum results, strongly consider using coarse, angular sand and gravel.

The Driscoplex 6400 series is part of the various Performance Pipe solutions you can learn more about through us. We also provide the 4000 and 4100 series, the 1700 series, and 3100 series, among our broad pipe products. Please contact us and we’ll gladly discuss options and which pipe solution works best based on the needs of your project.

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 or machinery solutions.

More Advantages of PE Pipe

We’ve previously mentioned how useful HDPE pipe is when it comes to its strong corrosion resistance and durability. There are other advantages that make the pipe worth considering for your next job if the circumstances allow it. Let’s explore a few of these.

Ease of installation and maintenance. Because polyethylene (PE) pipe is so flexible, installing it is an easy task. Even if the weather conditions outside are cold, there is little hassle involved in PE pipe installation. On top of that, the pipe can last for several decades, as long as 100 years in some cases. That means there is less of a need to replace pipes, saving time, money, and resources.

Joining systems. The design of PE pipe means it’s practically made to be joined through electrofusion or butt welding as opposed to having to rely on flanges or mechanical fittings. If you already have a fusion machine, this can potentially make the pipe fusion process that much easier.

Environmental friendliness. PE pipe is made of a recyclable type of plastic which can be performed via a triage process. Knowing that the pipe can be recycled and reused for future projects is definitely something to be proud of.

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 or machinery solutions.