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
Call today to demo a smarter and better way to connect HDPE pipe.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For sizes above 36″ or 900 mm, contact Victaulic for details.
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