IR Fusion – An Established Jointing Technology

IR (infrared) Fusion technology is a well-established jointing technology; it has now been available for 20 years. Industrial applications, high purity media and use in clean rooms are regular field applications for IR Fusion. In IR fusion jointing – the fusion areas of the components (pipes, fittings, valves) are heated to fusion temperature without contact to the heating element and jointed by means of mechanical pressure without using additional materials. Advantages for using this system include being quicker (up to 50% faster than conventional butt fusion), low risk of contamination, minimal defined bead, low-stress fusion and fusion factor over 0.95. This technology for IR Fusion is constantly updating and improving. If you need to know more capabilities of this welding method or contribute to the topic please...

Double Containment: Is your piping Safe – for you and the environment?

Environmental protection and operational safety are of increasing importance in today’s world. This is especially true for the conveyance of liquid and gaseous media that are hazardous to persons, water and the environment. Piping systems made of thermoplastics are increasingly used for this purpose. They are replacing conventional pipe materials such as steel, cast iron, concrete, stoneware, ceramic, and even FRP. Double Containment Systems consist of an outer protective pipe, into which the medium-conveying inner pipe is integrated. The space in between is used to detect leaks or to stabilise the temperature of the medium in the inner pipe with a liquid. Due to their good chemical and mechanical resistance, plastics are ideally suited for the construction of Double Containment Piping Systems. Whether you require a new piping system, or are retrofitting an existing one (even metal), there are Double Containment options to suit your application.  Double Containment Piping Systems in plastic are a safe and cost-effective solution for the controlled conveyance of aggressive media. The inner pipe can be monitored with a leak warning system and should the medium leak from the pipe, it will be contained in the outer protective pipe until the damage can be located and attended to. Double Containment Piping Systems provide an increased level of protection for persons, equipment and the environment, in addition to fulfilling the relevant legal requirements. Isn’t it better to be safe than...