Acu-Tech Piping Systems offers a range of electrofusion fittings made of polyethylene (PE), the advantages of which have been recognised in the gas and water industries. In general, PE is the material of choice for those who are looking for a lightweight yet tough, synthetic material that offers high resistance to corrosion and chemicals.
Characteristics of Polyethylene
High-grade PE is one of the most durable synthetic materials, which has a long life expectancy – potentially up to 100 years in good conditions. Its durability and resistance to corrosion allows it to efficiently carry substances for many years without being affected by harsh environmental conditions.
Compared to other plastics, PE presents excellent flexibility and ductility that can withstand static pressures and perform under aggressive conditions. Most importantly, PE is not prone to biological growth and build-up, which can affect the quality of the substances passing through the PE pipes.
Pipe Jointing Through Electrofusion
To enhance the security and efficiency of PE pipes, the use of heat fusion strengthens their durability and makes them more compatible with existing piping accessories.
Among the various types of heat fusion, Acu-Tech offers PE pipe fittings compatible with the electrofusion jointing method. Electrofusion is the jointing process of pipes and/or fittings of the same connection diameter. Many industries consider electrofusion as one of the safest and most developed methods for welding PE.
The electrofusion process uses heat from electricity to melt the pipe and create an entirely homogenous joint that is stronger and more durable than the pipe itself. All electrofusion welding of PE pipes should be done by a trained operator, as there are important factors that may compromise the efficiency of the electrofusion process if performed incorrectly.
Benefits of the Electrofusion Process
Electrofusion is the method of choice for below and above ground PE systems and for inaccessible installations of trenches, heights and other confined spaces. Electrofusion can also weld together pipes and/or fittings of different thickness.
Unlike jointing chemicals or rubber seals, pipes welded by electrofusion will not fail over time. And since there are no chemicals involved in the jointing, PE electrofusion fittings are safe for use in the food industry.
Leading Supplier of PE Electrofusion Pipes
For versatile, durable and high-quality PE electrofusion pipe fittings, turn to Acu-Tech Piping Systems. We are a leading manufacturer and supplier of polyethylene thermoplastics in Australia. We serve several industries including plumbing and drainage, civil, energy and infrastructure, mining, electrical and agricultural sectors.
With nearly 50 years of industry research, our piping systems have a track record of outstanding performance in the most demanding industries in Australia and providing engineers and contractors with reliable products and cost-efficient solutions.
Why Choose Acu-Tech Piping Systems?
We provide the greenest piping solutions that help lower your project’s carbon footprint. Our PE pipe systems have lower economic and environmental costs compared to pipes made from metals or other materials. Our installations come with long-term cost advantages due to their durable, low-maintenance properties.
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