High productivity butt fusion jointing of PE pipes [PE]

# 1995 Edinburgh

For the butt fusion joining of PE80 polyethylene pipes on site, long heat soak and cooling times predominate in the United Kingdom and other countries. The literature is reviewed to propose that these heat soak and cooling times can be significantly reduced via the use of machines with verifiable, reduced short plate removal times. These changes in welding times will lead to a reduction in the cost of installing PE80 pressure pipe systems.

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