Entries by jandrews@plasson.com.au

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WHAT IS ELECTROFUSION?

The pipe melt and fitting melt is forced to mix as pressure builds up in the coupler area, due to the design of the fitting, forcing the two plastics together. This is key to producing a good weld. Following the end of the weld cycle, the fitting and the pipe are left to cool and the melted material solidifies to form a permanent joint.

EF TIPS TO SAVE TIME, MONEY AND HASSLES ON ANY JOB

No-one wants to re-do welds so the best way to save time, money and hassles is to ensure each and every weld is done according to best practice.  The key to good electrofusion welding is contained in the POP001 guidelines for electrofusion installation.

POP001 was put together by PIPA, the Plastics Industry Pipe Association of Australia to detail the best practice processes and parameters for electrofusion welding. Following these steps will help ensure quality, long-lasting and reliable pipe connections, helping you be a better installer and achieve more reliable, leak-free EF welds.

EF WELDING: HOW PIPE OVALITY PREVENTS GOOD WELDS

One of the most critical functions of the electrofusion process is to seal the gap between the pipe and the fitting and to build up interfacial pressures for the fusion process to take place. If this gap is not sealed and interfacial pressures cannot build up, there is no way for the electrofusion joint to effectively achieve the high quality fusion it was designed for.

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THE 001 WAY TO BETTER ELECTROFUSION WELDS

Are you searching for electrofusion welding tips?  Looking for that magic piece of advice wrapped up in an easy to watch video?  Well, the good news is you’ve come to the right place!

The hot tips to achieving good EF welds are summed up by two simple words: “precision” and “accuracy”.  Whether you are installing a 16mm coupler or a 1000mm fitting, here’s the best electrofusion tip there is… give full attention to precision and accuracy at every step of the process.