Jason A. Lawrence
Posters # 2014 Chicago
Traditional butt fusion technology relies upon high power electrical sources such as power grids or site generators to provide the power for facing operations, heating operations, and the required machine movements. Some jobsites, however, pose special challenges, such as remote location and the lack or unreliability of available power. Additionally, individual fusion joint records may be required for completed joints for evidence compliance with industry specifications or other recordkeeping purposes. The following case study examines the unique challenges that come with power challenged jobsites and describes a battery powered approach which enables the installer to apply butt fusion while producing detailed joining records for long term traceability and vastly simplifying jobsite logistics.