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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.

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.

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.

Butt Welding or Electrofusion?

With pipe, there are two types of welding techniques that are commonly used: butt fusion and electrofusion. While both are easy to perform, it is vital to ensure that surfaces are correctly prepared so that welding/fusion is done properly. With that in mind, it is also vital that welding parameters are strictly utilized.

Today’s electrofusion and butt fusion machines are highly automated, though it is still essential to ensure that workers have received the training and skills to properly and safely operate these machines. When butt fusing pipes of distinct materials and thickness, it is also recommended that you do not fuse them together. In such a scenario, it may be better to stick with electrofusion fittings instead of butt fusion. With butt fusion, these procedures should be performed solely on pipes that have the same level of thickness. If you’re working with low density or PE 40 pipe, neither electrofusion nor butt fusion will work. With this type of pipe, it’s best to stick to plastic or metallic mechanical fittings.

Both electrofusion and butt fusion have their distinct advantages. For example, electrofusion works well under tough conditions while butt welding removes the need for connection components while also allowing the pipe to bend without worrying about tension increase.

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.

Your Next Pipe May Have Recycled Plastic

Some interesting news came about last week that could change the future of HDPE pipe as we know it. The Plastics Pipe Institute Inc. (PPI) recently approached legislators to discuss the benefits of producing pipe using recycled plastics. PPI is a major trade association which represents the plastic pipe industry.

Members of PPI are already utilizing post-consumer recycled plastic to manufacture pipe utilized in stormwater drainage systems. Based on reports provided by PPI, corrugated high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe made with recycled materials displays the same level of performance as that made from new HDPE resin. Additionally, standard specification bodies have broadened their standards to include the use of recycled resins, allowing the use of drainage pipe made from recycled HDPE. The PPI is hoping that recycled HDPE will eventually expand into a greater number of products beyond HDPE.

While the PPI continues to spearhead its initiative to introduce greater adoption of recycled HDPE, you can order HDPE products from us! Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you. To read more about the report, please visit http://www.recyclingtoday.com/article/plastics-pipe-institute-advocates-recycled-plastic-pipes/.

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.