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PWL#062B - Resources on EFW, Electro Fusion Welding, Polyethylene Pipe, thermoplastic pipe joining
October 15, 2008

October 15, 2008
Mid Month Bulletin 30

PWL#062B - Resources on EFW, Electro Fusion Welding, Polyethylene Pipe, thermoplastic pipe joining, Plastic Fusion, Nondestructive Testing, Installation Tools, Training, EF Welding Equipment, Accessories and more...

Mid October Bulletin

15 October 2008 - Resources on Electro Fusion Welding - Bulletin 30


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A brief introduction to the subject of this Bulletin is published in the first publication hereafter under the heading "Electrofusion Welding".

Welding of thermoplastic pipes

Standards for Polyethylene Pipe

Product Information - Welding (53 pages)

Butt and Socket Fusion Welding of Polyethylene (PE) Pipe

Development of a Remote External Repair Tool for Damaged or Defective Polyethylene Pipe
DOE Gov.

Installing Plastic Pipes
Plastic Pipes.

Nondestructive Testing of Fusion Joints of Polyethylene Piping by Real Time Ultrasonic Imaging

Plastics Pipe Institute - 2008 PPI Webinar Schedule
HDPE Pipe: The Right Infrastructure Solution!

PPI - Technical Reports (Several Links)

Generic Butt Fusion Joining Procedure for Field Joining of Polyethylene Pipe
TR-33/2006 (40 pages)
Fusion Procedure.

Technological Procedures (see 3.5 - Electrofusion Welding)

ASTM D2657-07
Standard Practice for Heat Fusion Joining of Polyolefin Pipe and Fittings
ASTM International, 01-May-2007, 7 pages
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Commercial Information

Disclaimer: The following list of links to commercial sites of manufacturers and suppliers of equipment or services of Electric Fusion Welding was prepared using the information available to the Author at the time of this writing. It has no claims to be complete or exhaustive, it is only presented as a service to readers who may wish to look for specific solutions.
No endorsement or recommendations are intended.

Equipment and Training Programs for Plastic Fusion Joining (34 pages)

Installation Tools

Electro-fusion Socket (8 pages)

Electrofusion Welding Unit

Huerner Schweisstechnik - Electrofusion Welding,en/

Plasson Fusamatic

Plasson Assembly Instructions

Why AIM 33 for EF joints of PE pipe? (ppt presentation 20 slides)

WeldTech - Fusion Welding Equipment

Electric Fusion Poly Pipe Welder

Welding Tool Center Proweld Equipment

Jointing of PolyEthylene Pipes

Frequently Asked Questions - The Science of Heat Fusion (5 pages)

Power the Future of ElectroFusion

Electrofusion Welding

RITMO Plastic Welding Machines



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