HDPE Pipe Connections and Fittings
PipeFlo can supply the fittings required to complete your installation such as stubs, backing rings (flanges), fabricated fittings, compression fittings, manufactured or moulded bends and end caps.
There are a multitude of methods to connect/join pipes:
|Requiring no welding:|
|Compression Fittings||Connects pipes, can be loosened if pipes needs to be moved at later stage. Usually sizes from 25 mm – 110 mm Outside Diameter. Variety of compression fittings, such as elbows, couplers and end caps|
|PipeFlo can provide in house welding||Butt welding is the connection technique where you can either join two pipes, pipes to fabricated/moulded fittings or stubs & flanges (backing rings).|
|Fabricated fittings||Fittings fabricated such as elbows and t-pieces. Can be used with butt welding only or with stubs + flanges + butt welding.|
|Electro Fusion Welding||Electro Fusion Welding (fusion welded) is where two pipe-ends are fitted and melted into an electro-socket fitting. A heating coil integrated into the electro-socket melts the material surrounding the coils and becomes part of the pipes inserted into the ends of the socket. The weld is as strong as the original pipe – creating a single piece piping solution – ideal for high-pressure applications.|
|Butt Welded Stubs and Flanges (Backing Rings)||Flanges are slipped onto the pipe with stubs butt welded onto the pipe to keep flanges in place. Usually used in conjunction with sealing gaskets, bolts and nuts. A benefit of this technique is that it is possible to move the pipes at later stage as flanges can be bolted loose if required.|
It is important to remember that the choice of joint for installation in any pipe system depends upon requirements in terms of internal/external pressure, leak tightness demands, longitudinal movement restraint, construction and installation requirements as well as application.