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HDPE Pipe and Butt Fusion 101

HDPE is a pipe material often used for applications such as water distribution and transmission, and it continues to gain further adoption. Among its benefits, its strong resistance to corrosion and rust is a major plus which allows the pipe to last for as long as 100 years in some cases. The pipe material means it can also stand firm against ground shifts, pressure surges, and intense turns in temperature.

Just as important is how HDPE is joined by leak-free heat fusion, a process also known as butt fusion. The process involves heating the ends of the pipe and pressurizing them together. This allows melted materials to combine which alters the molecular structure going from crystalline amorphous. Upon cooling the pipe, the molecules go back to their original state resulting in a massive system of pipes.

Butt fusion machines can work with 1⁄2″ CTS up to 2000 mm OD, making them highly flexible machines. The smaller manual machines with separate heater and facing components are usually lightweight enough to be moved across each joint. Self-propelled or with wheels, tracked vehicles can have mounting options for larger machine carriages. The tracked fusion machines feature all necessary components including an on-board generator.

While manual machine pressure is typically done by hand, the larger hydraulic-powered machines present a specified gage pressure using a mathematical formula that takes into account the type of machine, specification, pipe size, wall consistency, interfacial pressure, and other factors.

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 machinery solutions.

Determining the Best Fusion Machine for the Job

The thermoplastic pipe fusion provides a system free of leaks and resistance to corrosion that is the preferred alternative for replacing failed conventional piping systems. McElroy remains at the forefront in entering the science of thermoplastic pipe within a thriving infrastructure range. A key element of each new project is the picking of a fusion machine to match specific job site requirements.

Which size range does it take for the thickness of the pipe and wall? This affects the carrying size and/or carriage combination that may be necessary. McElroy fusion machines are available as small as 16 mm or even as large as 2 m (1⁄2″CTS to 78′′ OD) for projects that involve the fusing of pipe.

The pipe size, its dimensional ratio (DR) and the fundamental fusion model to be adhered to will decide if a small, medium, or a more powerful fusion machine would be utilized for the job. Typically when fusing pipe with considerably elevated interfacial pressures a medium or high-strength cylinder is the solution.

How much fusing will happen and where is it going to happen? If the smaller diameter pipe fuses inside a ditch’s walls, a manual Pit Bull® butt fusion system may be a good idea. Such lightweight tools can provide easier maneuvering in small workspaces. They are lightweight and can be manually shifted from joint to joint, and are strong enough to fuse the whole day.

Deadlines, data collection criteria are only a few other considerations that may need to be evaluated.

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 machinery solutions.

Polyethylene and Polypropylene: What Are the Differences?

Polyethylene and polypropylene are a pair of words commonly used in scenarios involving machinery equipment and pipe fusion. Polyethylene (also referred to as PE or HDPE) is recognized for its exceptional durability and it is a flexible plastic that can withstand the effects of corrosion while still being able to be molded as needed. With so many qualities, how does polypropylene (PP) benefit your project?

PP offers a more precise plastic type that is acknowledged for being somewhat crystalline. It is especially helpful for injection molding and offers a degree of resistance against chemicals compared to bases or acids. Also, PP in its material is lightweight which also gives it an important plus versus other plastics.

PE and PP are both considerably ductile in terms of mutual attributes and offer outstanding resistance to heat. These are also recyclable, which may turn out essential for businesses who often pursue environmental responsibility in regards to maintaining as small a carbon footprint as possible.

Does your business have certain pipe needs that you’re unsure about or could use some guidance on? We ‘re here to give you the answers and advise you on any machinery needs you might have.

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 machinery solutions.

Rely on Fusio-Tech UV Black Piping This Summer

Another summer season is upon us and temperatures are hotter than ever. Fusio-Tech UV Black Piping by aquatechnik NA may be the deciding factor in helping your pipe durability during the sultry season. Fusio-Tech UV Black Piping was designed specifically to combat the damaging effects caused by prolonged ultraviolet (UV) ray exposure. Installation and labor will be cut down dramatically whenever your needs involve fusion pipe. Since the UV protection is built into the pipe, painting is more like an option versus a genuine requirement. Built for long term durability and the various effects of Mother Nature, Fusio-Technick UV Black Piping is made using optimum quality polypropylene and its industrial strength is top-notch.

The Fusio-Tech UV stabilizer has been exhaustively tested to make sure the UV resistance is as excellent as possible. The pipe can also take on cement, plaster, and electrochemical reactions. The pipe can be fused or welded without necessarily having to undergo treatment, in addition to improving installation outdoors. It can be used in industrial applications, and so much more, for hot or cold drinking or non-potable fluid transport. This product is a breakthrough that will greatly aid your pipe projects.

Should you wish to discover more about Fusion-Tech UV Black Piping, please visit the product page or get in touch with 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, industrial equipment rentals, or machinery solutions.

Saddle Fusion 101

Saddle or sidewall fusion is utilized in joining a saddle to a pipe side by heating the pipe’s outer surface and the fitting surface. The process makes use of a device to ensure proper regulation of heating, alignment, and force. This process can be carried out while the production of a “hot tap” is pressurized when regulations and the owner of the pipeline allow. The fitting surfaces of the pipe and saddle are heated until they reach a sufficient temperature, which then leads to the removal of the heating tool and the weld being formed. After a cooling cycle, the process is complete.

Along with saddle fusion, we have solutions for socket fusion, including the McElroy Socket Tooling. It provides an ideal method for fittings installation and supports the fusing of pipe from ½” CTS to 4″ IPS (16mm to 125mm). These tools comply with ASTM pipes F1056, ISO 8085-1 and ISO 4437 standards. The Socket Tooling Kits come in a variety of sizes to suit your unique needs and provide all the required tooling components so you don’t need to order each item separately. Each kit has equipment capable of conveniently fitting in a specially designed toolbox and tray so everything remains in one place.

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 machinery solutions.

Fusion Equipment for Limited Spaces

In a perfect world, all work environments should have adequate space to ensure work can be performed with ample space and efficiency. Realistically, however, we know that a compact solution is often called for by the work. McElroy parts and tools have been used in scenarios where space can sometimes be an issue. The McElroy DynaMc® 28 Fusion Machine and the McElroy Spider™ 125 Fusion Machine are a pair of tools available to meet the needs of tight space work.

The McElroy Spider 125 Series 2 is the solution if socket fusion speed and precision of polypropylene pipe and fittings between 63 mm and 125 mm is a major priority. A single person can operate this tool, including alignment, heating, fusion, and cooling the tubing. The unit itself is a powerful device and its lightweight and compact nature make it incredibly useful for overhead or vertical socket fusions.

The McElroy DynaMc ® 28 Fusion Machine Kit is able to fulfill the demands for in-ditch or close-quarter fusion requirements. The size of this tool can seem oddly diminutive, but it packs tremendous power and is available with a hand pump or an electric pump.

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 machinery solutions.

Optimum Pipe Fusion

The welding of large diameter PE pipes requires special consideration due to the greater weight of the pipe and the force used in welding, which must be tested to achieve durable welding that will stand the test of time and rough conditions. The heating and cooling times are the most critical parameters of pipe welding, so when used in pipe welding or fusion machines, it must be kept to the proper times.

The basic conditions for having professional welding include ensuring that the welding equipment is in good condition and that you have a trained staff, as well as shielding the welding from environmental effects such as wind and rain. In addition, both ends of the pipes to be welded must be heated as required to maintain the correct times and melted material.

Should you need the right equipment to properly perform your butt welding or pipe fusion job, contact us and we’ll tell you more about the many products we have available by widely respected names like McElroy.

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 machinery solutions.

Spirolite Products Rise to the Challenge

For large diameter plastic pipe technology needs, Spirolite continues to provide the robust products necessary for these needs. Spirolite has earned praise for its high-density polyethylene pipe able to meet the needs of those seeking pipe sizes ranging from 18 to 120 inches in diameter.

The process used in Spirolite’s manufacturing process remains one of a kind. Spirolite is the only U.S. polyethylene pipe system that provides a real cost-effective secondary alternative for plumbing products that are often used for applications such as wastewater or gravity sanitary sewer use. Spirolite pipe’s breakthrough design makes installation simpler by cutting down the time it takes to take care of this step and thanks to the design, corrosion effects are highly reduced thanks to the great resistance. In addition, buyers can rest assured that Spirolite pipe adheres to the rigid ASTM F-894 requirements.

Flexibility power, durability, these are some of the features that make Spirolite a highly robust solution. Give us a call to find out how this pipe will help you get the job done.

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.

Benefits of the DataLogger 6

In the past, we’ve talked about how the McElroy DataLogger® 6 can prove vital in keeping your pipeline fusion data organized and accurate. In case you need some more examples of how the Android-powered tablet can help you, let’s take a look at a few examples.

The DataLogger accesses all of the pipe fusion data from the cloud. Furthermore, you can review fusion graph data in real-time. This means that someone such as a training supervisor can quickly review joint reports as well as confirm that all fusion parameters are met without having to physically be at the location where the fusion operation was performed.

Data logging is imperative to today’s pipeline operators and contractors. This step ensures proper accountability, validation, and integrity of a pipeline. It also encourages high-quality operators with the proper skills to erect pipeline infrastructures that service customers professionally and reliability The DataLogger saves all aspects of the operation and reinforces the essential need of quality control by allowing users to keep track of all fusions in a centralized solution.

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.

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.