OPUS

Joining Method Heat Fusion Weld


Thermoplastic pipe which cannot be solvent cemented maybe joined using heat fusion.  Fusion heats two piping product surfaces to an appropriate temperature, changing the resin’s molecular structure to an amorphous, pliable state, and then fusing them together by application of prescribed force until cooling occurs, returning the material to a crystalline state and creating one homogeneous pipe. The three basic methods of fusing plastic pipe are butt, socket, and electro-resistance.



Relevant Materials And Systems

Polyethylene (PE) Pipe

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