Introducing the fastest and most economical way to join HDPE pipe.
Introducing the fastest and most economical way to join HDPE pipe.

The First Ever Refuse-To-Fuse ™ Technology

Victaulic has developed a new joining method for high
density polyethylene pipe (HDPE) that eliminates the need to fuse.

SIMPLY BETTER THAN FUSING

All Weather
All-Weather Tough
It’s not a fair weather fan. It’s a nasty weather fan. Refuse-to-Fuse™ installs the same way in any weather conditions, so there’s no heartache over lost time.

• Installs rain or shine
• No need to set up a fusing tent
• No extra heating and cooling time needed for extreme weather

Faster
10x Faster Than Fusion
The Refuse-to-Fuse™ system cuts crew on site downtime so you can finish projects ahead of schedule.

• Installs up to 10x faster than fusing
• Save time with no heating or cooling pipe ends
• Save time with no fusing equipment prep
• Installs in places where fusing equipment can't reach

Performance
Meets or Exceeds HDPE Ratings
Refuse-to-Fuse™ products meet or exceed HDPE pressure ratings. So feel free to push it, pull it and drag it just like you would your fused pipe.

Meets other job site requirements such as:
• Allowable tensile load
• Minimum bend radius capabilities
• Dragability

Simple Tools
No Fusing Equipment Required
The Refuse-to-Fuse™ system keeps it simple and takes it back to the basics.

• No complex fusing equipment required
• Standard socket wrench or impact driver will do the job
• No capital purchase or maintenance of expensive fusing equipment required

REFUSE-TO-FUSE™ PRODUCT LINE

Style 905

For plain end HDPE piping systems 2-8”/ 63-160mm
SDR 7-17

Style 907

For transitions from plain end HDPE to grooved steel piping systems 2-6” /63-160mm
SDR 7-17

Style 908

For double grooved HDPE piping systems 8-36”/250-900mm SDR 7-17

Fittings

For plain end HDPE piping systems 2-8”/ 63-160mm
SDR 7-17

Style 926

For grooved connections to HDPE, steel and ductile iron pipe materials

Call today to demo a smarter and better way to connect HDPE pipe.

FAQ

1. What is the pressure rating of HDPE pipe when using Victaulic Refuse-to-Fuse™ couplings?

Victaulic couplings meet or exceed the working pressure of HDPE pipe. The pressure rating of HDPE pipe is determined by the material and the pipe wall thickness SDR or DR. ANSI size pipe is typically made to PE4710 which has pressure ratings of 333psi in SDR 7, 200psi in SDR 11 and 125 in SDR 17. ISO size pipe is typically made from PE100, which has pressure ratings of 25 bar in SDR 7, 16 Bar in SDR 11 and 10 Bar in SDR 17.

2. Can I bury Victaulic Refuse-to-Fuse™ products installed on HDPE pipe?

Yes. Victaulic couplings for HDPE pipe are designed for buried services. Victaulic provides industry accepted coatings that protect the coupling housings and hardware from the harsh underground environment. For specific questions on buried service requirements and or severe applications please contact Victaulic.

3. What are the bending capabilities of Victaulic Refuse-to-Fuse™ couplings?

Plastic Pipe Institute (PPI) (and many pipe manufacturers) publish the minimum bend radius recommended for HDPE pipes. These values vary by pipe diameter, wall thickness and material. The pipes tested with Victaulic couplings meet or exceed the pipe recommendations, meaning the joints maintained their integrity at tighter radii of curvature than recommended for the pipe itself.

4. Can I still drag HDPE pipe with Victaulic Refuse-to-Fuse™ couplings installed?

Victaulic testing results indicate that there are no negative effects on the allowable tensile loads when using Victaulic couplings for HDPE pipe. Dragging HDPE pipe lengths joined with the properly installed Vicatulic couplings is similar to like size fused systems based on industry standard safe pull loads. When dragging HDPE pipe lengths longer than 500ft, contact Victaulic as a precaution.

5. Are there requirements for pipe handling and preparation that differ from the fusing process I use today?

Yes. The pipe ends need to be relatively square (consult installation instructions for details) with minimal pipe scratching/scarring to the sealing surface. Other than those requirements no special pipe handling is required. Unlike fusing, the pipe ends can be wet, cold or warm since the coupling is not sensitive to humidity or temperature variations. The “perfection” of facing HDPE pipe for butt fusing (scraping the oxide layer and exact squaring of the end) is not required for Vicatulic HDPE couplings.The pipe ends do NOT need to be wiped down with cleaning agents to remove dirt and oil, nor is there a scraping requirement to remove the outer oxide layer that must be done to electrofuse pipe.

REQUEST A DEMO

  • Victaulic Company World Headquarters
  • 4901 Kesslersville Road, Easton PA 18040
  • 1.800.742.5842
  • For Canadian customers, contact your servicing Victaulic branch or call (905)-884-7444




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