Experts say the electrofusion fittings market will reach over $20 billion by 2027. Creating strong, homogenous joints is essential when working with polyethylene pipes and fittings such as PE100, HDPE, and poly pipe. What’s more, when you compare electrofusion BC to more traditional methods and materials, poly pipe installations are much more competitive.
If you’re interested in learning more about electrofusion pipe fittings, their applications, and advantages, continue reading below.
What Is Electrofusion?
This popular welding method is used to join high and medium-density polyethylene piping. It is also used on other types of plastic-based pipes. Special fittings with built-in electric heating elements are used in electrofusion to weld joints together.
To start the process, the ends of the pipes that will be welded are cleansed. They are then put into the electrofusion fitting, and voltage is applied to the joint to fuse the joint—the heating coils melt the outside of the pipe wall and the fitting. After the assembly cools, a strong homogeneous joint is made.
If this is done correctly, the joint is as strong as the original pipe and will withstand all the loads it needs to, during standard installation.
What Are the Benefits of Electrofusion?
Electrofusion welding comes with specific advantages. Let’s go through some of them.
Electrofusion polypropylene can handle many corrosive chemicals and pH levels found in various chemical waste applications.
Electrofusion Joints Are Easy to Install and Maintain
The process of installing electrofusion pipe joints is straightforward. It’s a simple method where you join PE pipes. It’s used in situations where butt fusion isn’t practical.
Most experts say that the method of joining pipes with electrofusion has consistent results. You can rely on electrofusion to produce excellent quality, high-performance welds, and excellent long-term service reliability.
Tips for Electrofusion BC
Electrofusion is popular in BC, for pipe joints. It’s essential to remove the oxidized pipe layer before beginning the electrofusion process. Optimally, it is best to perform electrofusion when the temperature is above 5 C.
When temperatures are colder, it is difficult to determine if it is free of moisture. What's more, keeping the electrofusion area dry itself is essential regardless of the surrounding temperature.
Pipe clamps are essential to ensure straight, tight, and strong joints. They allow you to have complete control and hold the pipe steady during the electrofusion process, which prevents misalignment.
Electrofusion at Ironman Directional Drilling
Electrofusion in BC and the surrounding areas has many benefits. Ironman Directional Drilling has provided professional drilling and welding services throughout British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan since 1999.
If you have questions about an upcoming project or our services, our expert staff is ready to answer your questions. Contact us today to learn more.