Category Archives: Industrial Products


The Rise in HDPE Pipe Demand

High-density polyethylene pipe (HDPE) is comprised of materials like PE 63, PE 80 and PE 100 and it remains among the finest tools when you need to transport chemicals, gas, or water. One of its primary advantages is how incredibly light it is compared to standard galvanized and cast iron pipe. HDPE also works well in transporting water thanks to its non-corrosive nature.

The HDPE pipe market is expected to see considerable growth as more industries adopt and discover the versatility of the pipe, including water irrigation systems in the agricultural industry. The rise in urbanization spurs the demand for water supply, which results in a greater need for HDPE pipe. With this enhanced demand, the global HDPE pipe market may likely continue to surge. Additionally, growing sewage disposal infrastructure will boost the demand for HDPE pipe.

Are you in need of HDPE pipe for your business or are you curious as to whether the pipe will work for your needs? Please contact us and we’ll be happy to discuss solutions and how HDPE pipe can help you.

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.

What Pipe Solution Works Best?

A key goal of industrial piping is to ensure long term durability and efficiency. That partially means making sure to use pipe that is able to resist abrasion and corrosion and will not allow for leaks. With so many factors to keep in mind, which industrial pipe works best?

Iron pipe is typically used for transporting sewage and water. Its strength is better than thermoplastic pipe but it can corrode and it may be considered pricey. To protect the pipe, a polyethylene wrap is worth looking into as it can help with corrosion.

Lightweight, strong, and durable are a trio of adjectives frequently used to describe high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe. This type of pipe is used in scenarios involving telecommunications, water main, and more. The flexibility makes it useful in installations that are trench-less and it can resist corrosion. However, it is susceptible to hydrocarbons and you may need to choose something like Fusion-Tech UV Black Piping to ensure the pipe can withstand the effects of ultraviolet rays.

PVC and RCP pipe are other options to look into.

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.

Improve the Life of Your Machinery Equipment

Machinery equipment is an important albeit pricey investment. Hence, it’s important to stay proactive and ensure that ongoing maintenance is a top priority so it becomes easier to identify potential issues before they can become an expensive, time-consuming repair.

For starters, make your maintenance procedure more than just regularly changing or lubricating filters. Take the time to commit to your machines by fully understanding how they work and thoroughly reading the manuals. Any work that’s performed by you or a qualified person on the maintenance team should be written down so that everyone is on the same page as to what work was performed. You can never be too detailed in this aspect.

Have you examined the fluids? It’s one of the easiest and most accurate methods of seeing what may be going on “under the hood” of your machines. The better understanding you have of how your machines operate internally, the better able you are to anticipate problems before they turn into a major issue.

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

All About Pipe Joints

In environments where temperatures can reach freezing or below freezing, it is possible to run into a scenario known as pipe joint failure. As the name suggests, these failures occur in the area where the pipe ends are joined together, which is considered the weakest pipeline installation point.

While pipes are frequently tested to ensure they can withstand stress, the same isn’t always the case for the joints. When conditions become harsh, this may cause problems. These joints are typically fused using either butt fusion or electrofusion. While both of these methods may run into issues in freezing conditions, the latter can become more of an issue than the former. The reason for electrofusion issues is the sensitivity to welding conditions.

Should pipe freeze, it will result in forces in a pair of directions. When a solid such as water expands, it will cause expansion and force the pipe outwards, resulting in what’s called “hoop stress”. The second force on the pipe will cause the plastic to shrink along the length of the pipe, causing a pull on the pipe from where it is fixed, or jointed at one of the ends. Along with this force, the coupler itself will shrink, exerting force in the opposite direction and, therefore, placing additional pressure on the joint.

A joint that’s been done well will be ductile, allowing the plastic to stretch without the risks of cracks or outright failures.

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.

Work Better with the Acrobat

Thanks to its multitude of machines, McElroy offers a wide-reaching assortment of choice when it comes to narrowing down the correct fusion machine to ensure the job is performed safely and productively. Similar to the widely used TracStar series, the McElroy Acrobat line is a common tool used for pipe fusion jobs.

The Acrobat fusion machines are among the top tier when it comes to butt fusing polypropylene piping systems typically seen in modern, highly advanced HVAC, mechanical and commercial plumbing applications. Its manageable weight in addition to a design intended to be compact allows easy Acrobat operation no matter if the pipe is being fused in ceilings, walls or underground. The machine can butt fuse pipe and fittings with many different pressure ratings. Transport it across joints with the peace of mind and dependability of sturdy strength and long-term performance that you have come to associate with the McElroy name.

At MIMECO, we have a trio of Acrobat machines available: the Acrobat 180, 250, and 315. Contact us today for more information on these machines.
Miami International Machinery & Equipment Corporation (MIMECO) specializes 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.

Work Right with Spirolite

If your needs involve large diameter plastic pipe technology, the company Spirolite should be one of your top choices. Spirolite has cultivated a strong reputation for its high-density polyethylene pipe which comes in a multitude of diameter sizes from 18 to 120 inches.

The manufacturing process used by Spirolite to create its pipe products is unique. Spirolite also happens to be the only polyethylene pipe system in the United States that provides a true cost competitive secondary option to piping materials that are often used for applications like wastewater or gravity sanitary sewer usage. The inventive design of Spirolite pipe makes installation easier by reducing the time required to take care of this step and it also has strong long-term resistance to corrosive effects. Furthermore, buyers can rest assured that Spirolite pipe sticks to the rigid requirements of ASTM F-894.

Strength in flexibility, enduringness, these represent some of the characteristics that make Spirolite an exemplary solution. Give us a call to discover how this pipe can help you perform the job.

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.

Upgrade to UV Black Piping in 2019

It’s 2019, has your company upgraded to the advanced performance of Fusio-Tech UV Black Piping by aquatechnik NA? This product has broken ground as the first fusible polypropylene pipe solution that has protection from UV rays included! Your team will instantly see a substantive drop-off in the number of labor hours plus a considerable boost in installation when handling fusion pipe outdoors. Additionally, pipe painting to protect from those aforementioned UV rays becomes practically unnecessary. With its durability to ensure performance over the long term and the ability to withstand different harsh weather conditions, Fusio-Technick UV Black Piping is the evolution of polypropylene pipe.

Fusio-Tech UV stabilizer has tested exhaustively to virtually guarantee what may just be the most advanced level of UV resistance available in 2019. The pipe can is also cement, plaster, and electrochemical reaction resistant. In addition to making outdoor installation easier, the pipe can be welded or fused without pipe or fittings treatment. Use it to move hot or cold potable or non-potable fluids, for applications involving industrial, this pipe is one of a kind.

Want to learn more about Fusion-Tech UV Black Piping? Visit the MIMECO product page or call us and we will tell you all about it.

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.

Upgrade Your Pipe in 2019

Are you considering upgrading to HDPE in 2019? Last year, we discussed a few of the benefits of using HDPE pipe including its powerful resistance to corrosion and the fact it has an extraordinarily long service life, which creates savings over the long term. In case you need more reasons to upgrade this year, consider the following

Ability to resist fatigue. The flexibility and ductile nature of HDPE versus other pipes that are rigid make a strong case. Due to this, the pipe quite able to deal with fatigue, especially in applications that may require something like distributing water. If significant pressure is involved, you can rest assured HDPE will do an admirable job.

Crack propagation is reduced. Commonly referred to by its SCGR acronym, slow crack propagation is the term used to reference the strong resistance properties of HDPE. Since it is a slow process, using HDPE in harsh environments allows its optimum construction to be on full display while ensuring you the satisfaction of the strongest protection from whatever Mother Nature throws at you.

Repair and joining are easy. Polyethylene (PE) has gained a penchant for durability and ruggedness. Due to this, joining PE pipe together is a process that is remarkably simple. In addition, the pipe typically comes with detachable joints to make the joining process that much simpler.

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.

New Rules for Pipe

Plastic pipe has grown in use and in various pipelines since it began to be widely used in the 1970s, particularly in modernizing distribution infrastructure. As it evolves, so has its reliability and integrity. For close to a decade, the federal agency known as the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has been inundated with requests to make some modern rules regarding pipe for purposes of safety and compliance, and it has finally happened.

The new PHMSA rules make a series of changes. For starters, the new rules increase the design factor of polyethylene (PE) pipe. Additionally, standards have been changed and made more stringent regarding plastic fittings and joints. Furthermore, there are additional requirements intended to reduce contact with underground utilities and structures.

Should you have pipe needs, we may be able to assist you with your project. Give us a call so we can discuss your job site requirements. You can read more about the new pipe rules set by the PHMSA at the following link:https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=74c004cd-4778-4066-a726-241644278673.

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.

Save with McElroy Fleet Rentals

At any job site, an important aspect of getting the job is making sure everyone on the team is sticking to the budget. When resources are tight, the equipment necessary to perform the job effectively may take a sizeable chunk of the budget. With Mimeco/FusionIQ being an authorized dealer of rental equipment, we have over 200 units available for rent to save you money while helping you get the job done professionally.

Among the many McElroy tools we offer, the Pit Bull® 14 and Pit Bull® 26 are a pair of butt fusion tools capable of handling various pipe sizes. Both of the machines use McElroy’s Centerline Guidance System as well as a semi-automatic locking cam so that force is maintained when the pipe is in its cooling cycle.

The Rolling 28 and Rolling 412 are both mobile solutions designed for use in rugged environments. The wheels allow for easy transport while the removable jaw carriages are highly useful when needs involve tight spaces.

If you have questions about a specific tool or what equipment we have available for rent, please do not hesitate to give us a call.

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.