GUIDELINES FOR ELECTROFUSION JOINING OF POLYETHYLENE GAS PIPES: IMPROVED SELECTION, QUALIFICATION AND FIELD INSTALLATION. FINAL REPORT, 1990-1995
Electrofusion (EF) is regarded as a mature technology in Europe where it has been extensively used for the joining of polyethylene (PE) gas pipes for over two decades. In contrast, in the United States EF is an emerging technology that has been limited to pipe repair and tie-ins. Until very recently, EF joining was rarely used for the installation of new pipe in the United State where the perceived higher cost with respect to hot tool heat fusion, the lack of interchangeability, and the uncertainty in regard to long term performance have limited EF applications. This has prompted an in-depth appraisal of EF joining procedure.
- See also PB95-111621. Sponsored by Gas Research Institute, Chicago.
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- GRIGORY, S C
- Kuhlman, C J
- Publication Date: 1996-4
- Pagination: 40 p.
- TRT Terms: Ethylene resins; Fusion; Gas pipelines; Joints (Engineering); Pipe; Pipe laying; Pipelines
- Uncontrolled Terms: Pipe joints; Polyethylene
- Old TRIS Terms: Electrofusion
- Subject Areas: Maintenance and Preservation; Pipelines; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00729909
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: GRI-96-0128
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Dec 16 1997 12:00AM