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Work Better with a Pipe Stand

In case you haven’t tried it yet, the PolyPorter Pipe Handler is a great tool allowing just one person to load a length of pipe with minimal effort while also minimizing injury risk. While we’re still concentrating on useful pipe tools, we’re taking a closer look at pipe stands.

Pipe stands can be incredibly useful in cutting down on the amount of machine wear and tear while also improving the overall fusion process and reducing strain for those operating the machines. These stands can be easily adjusted to tackle situations where uneven terrain may affect working conditions.

When there is a need to build a pipeline, pipe stands are here to save the day by drastically improving productivity. Instead of moving the machine for each joint, all workers need to do is pull the fused pipe through the machine and then roll in the new one that is up for fusion. The pipe stays at a single location as the stand stays stationary.

For more information on pipe stands or machinery equipment for your job site, please contact MIMECO.

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.

PE or PP?

Polyethylene. Polypropylene. The two words sound quite similar yet they have significant differences, which may prove more beneficial to your business or project. Polyethylene (also known as PE or HDPE) is known for highly durable, flexible plastic that can resist corrosion and is able to be molded. So, what’s the appeal of polypropylene (PP)?

PP provides a more specific type of plastic which is recognized for its semi-crystalline nature. It is particularly useful for injection molding purposes and also provides chemical resistance versus acids or bases. Furthermore, PP is lightweight in its material, which also gives it a significant advantage among other plastics.

In terms of the qualities shared, PE and PP are both considerably malleable and offer great tolerance against heat. They are also recyclable which could prove important for businesses that are also looking to be environmentally conscious when it comes to their carbon footprint.

Do you have questions about pipe for your business? We’re here to provide the answers as well as guide you on any machinery equipment needs you may have.

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.

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 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 to the DataLogger in 2019

The most efficient and professional job sites operate with the peace of mind that fusion joint data recorded is as accurate as possible. Proper joint data involves the use of the latest standards along with accurate pressure and times. Before the advent of tablets and their portability, joint fusion data had to be recorded manually, which may not do many favors in boosting productivity and efficiency. With the McElroy Datalogger® 6, all of this information can be made available by simply touching a button a two in a rugged and ultra portable solution that is easy to keep updated.

The DataLogger uses the popular Android operating system by Google to keep track of parameters of the fusion process, including job essentials like heat soak times and heating pressure. Even though it’s an Android tablet, the DataLogger is built to take a beating. In wet conditions, for example, the tablet can be exposed to water thanks to its IP67 rating. Some of its additional features include a pair of cameras to record as necessary, a barcode scanner for easy entry of fitting and pipe information, and a wireless sync feature to share fusion joint records without having to plug anything in.

Check out the DataLogger 6 on the MIMECO website for additional information. If you would like to purchase the tablet, please visit the McElroy DataLogger 6 page on the McElroy Parts website.

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.

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.