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the good guide to


butt fusion & electrofusion jointing

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Butt Fusion Jointing
Contents
SAFETY NOTICE 01
EQUIPMENT 01
PRINCIPLES 02
PIPE SELECTION ID 02
SITING EQUIPMENT 02
PRE-JOINTING CHECKS 02
DUMMY WELD 02
MAKING THE JOINT 03
QUALITY CHECKS 06
BUTT FUSION - DOS 07
BUTT FUSION - DONTS 07
SAFETY NOTES 08
UTILISE AIMS TO PROVIDE QUALITY TRAINING
TO UK AND INTERNATIONAL UTILITIES.

Deregulation continues to impact upon


utility companies and their suppliers. Utilise was launched in the new millennium
Outsourcing of non - core activities has as a fit for purpose technical training
resulted in the closure of training schools company delivering training solutions Electrofusion Jointing
and a lack of national resources to up-skill across its network of UK and International
new and existing employees in the utility training centres. SAFETY NOTICE 09
market place. EQUIPMENT 09
Already recognised as the leader in
PRINCIPLES 09
the technical training market for
PIPE SELECTION ID 10
polyethylenepipe jointing, Utilise now
offers a range of multi-utility courses
SITING EQUIPMENT 10
covering topics relevant to the Water, Gas, PRE-JOINTING CHECKS 10
Electricity and Telecommunications sectors. MAKING SOCKET JOINTS 10
MAKING SADDLE JOINTS 12
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT
MAKING SADDLE OUTLET JOINTS 13
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SPECIAL NOTE 14
QUALITY CHECKS 16
ELECTROFUSION - DOS 17
ELECTROFUSION DONTS 17
SAFETY NOTES 17
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 18
A Good Guide to
Butt Fusion Jointing Principles
The pipes to be joined are held in clamps Check that the trimmer is clean and that the
which grip and re-round the pipe. Clamps blades are not damaged and are in good
are hydraulically operated by hand pumps or condition. Ensure clamp liners and securing
electrically driven pumps. Clamp movement screws of the correct size are available for the
is controlled by the operator in the case size of pipe to be joined. Liners must be clean
of manual/semi-automatic machines; in and sit fully in the pipe clamps thus ensuring
automatic machines the computer controls correct alignment. Check that the heater plate
clamp movement during the automatic cycle. is at the correct temperature. Ensure correct
parameters are selected for pipe to be joined.
Pipe ends are prepared by planing with an
electrically driven trimmer, then heated using
an electrically powered non-stick heater
plate. When molten, the pipe ends are
brought together and held under pressure
until cooled.

Pipe Selection ID.


Check that both pipes to be joined are of the
This guide will provide basic information to same size, SDR (standard dimension ratio)
enable the operative to:
Equipment and material. Only compatible sizes and
Generator of suitable size to power butt materials should be joined together. If
fusion machine - refer to manufacturers in doubt, seek advice from the pipe
1 Understand the principles of PE butt
literature for power requirements. manufacturer. Pipe information is marked
fusion jointing.
on the pipe at approximately one metre
2 Identify pipe and appropriate fitting Butt fusion machine of suitable size intervals.
markings. and liners (if required) Dummy Weld
3 Site the equipment. Pipe support rollers. Siting Equipment To make dummy welds follow the jointing
The butt fusion machine should be placed on procedures and abort the cycle after the full
4 Carry out pre-jointing machine and Welding tent/shelter and ground sheet. soak time has elapsed then open the machine
a suitable clean, dry base board or ground
equipment checks. and remove the heater. The first print out
sheet inside a tent/shelter to minimise
Bead gauge. should read: Error 20: Abort during Fusion.
5 Make satisfactory butt fusion joints contamination and wind chill.
across a range of pipe sizes. Alternatively, allow the joint to complete and
External/internal de-beading tool.
6 Inspect for, and identify acceptable
Pre-jointing Checks cut out the joint(s) once cooled.
Pipe end covers.
quality joints,including de-beading. Use only equipment which has been regularly
Pipe cutter. serviced and is in good condition. Ensure the
correct jointing parameters for the machine
Safety Notice Indelible marker pen for marking beads. and pipe being welded are known and
To ensure operator safety and comply with understood. Ensure that the generator has
Health and Safety regulations all butt fusion The butt fusion machine featured is the sufficient fuel for the work to be done. Check
machines must be operated from an Gator 250. The principles outlined in the that the heater plate is clean - wash only
effectively earthed supply in accordance with guide are applicable to all butt fusion when cold with clean water and dry with a
manufacturers operating instructions. machines manufactured by Fusion Provida. clean lint-free cloth or paper towel.

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A Good Guide to
Butt Fusion Jointing 8 Press Tick button to close carriage then
visually check pipe alignment adjust
clamps if required then re-check and
re-trim if necessary.
Making The Joint Only remove one
toggle clamp at any
AUTOMATIC WELDING PROCEDURE: PIPE PREPARATION: one time.
The welding procedure detailed below 1 Load and secure trimmer into machine
has been summarised from Fusions using the fast clamp system. Push down
comprehensive operating instructions and is knobs and turn clockwise to lock.
only intended as a guide. Always familiarise
yourself fully with the manufacturers 2 Place pipes to be joined on rollers to 6 Press Tick button on controller. Trimming
operating instructions, safety operation and reduce drag. will continue up to its programmed stop,
controls before commencing work. but as soon as a running swarf strip
3 Cover pipe ends to prevent draughts.
of full pipe thickness is visible, the
STOP/RESET BUTTON 4 Clean pipes ends feathering off phase can be initiated by
In an emergency, the red Stop/Reset inside and out pressing the Tick button again. Without
button, when pressed, will immediately stop 9 Visually check pipe ends for completeness
(approx. 300 mm) operator intervention, the machine will
all automatic cycles and set the machine of trimming.
then load and automatically enter the feathering off
Safe and return to the start of the cycle.
position pipes phase of the trimming cycle.
lightly against
Dummy Welds should be made (to remove 7 When trimming cycle is completed and
trimmer discs.
any fine particles from the heater plate) carriage has opened, remove trimmer
before every welding session, after changing 5 Position toggle lever into place and use and swarf. Be careful not to touch
from one pipe size to another and also if the adjustment knob (clockwise to tighten pipe ends.
heater has been allowed to cool. and anti-clockwise to loosen). Snap shut
the fast clamps around pipe ends.
CONNECTION AND PIPE SELECTION:
1 Connect heater, chassis and trimmer
cables to the computer.

2 Ensure that hydraulic connections are 10 After the check and prior to the join
clean, then connect to the controller. phase, the pipe ends will be separated. If
the process was started with a very low
3 Start the generator, then connect the
heater temperature, the pipes could
computer to the generator.
potentially remain apart for up to 20
4 Select the pipe size and type to minutes. This could result in the pipe ends
becoming contaminated and to reduce
be joined.
DO NOT PULL SWARF UP THROUGH the likelihood of such contamination
5 Confirm data. TRIMMED PIPE ENDS, AS THIS MAY during this period, secure the heater onto
CONTAMINATE THE PIPE FACES. the chassis and wait until the heater
is at the correct temperature before
pressing the key at the above
prompt.

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A Good Guide to
Butt Fusion Jointing Quality Checks
Use bead gauge to check that bead
width conforms to specification.
Making The Weld 4 Press Tick again. Fusion cycle will
be carried out automatically. Display will
1 Secure heater on welding machine
give relevantinformation at all times.
chassis. Push down knob and turn
clockwise to lock.

Print out the data from the controller


using Data Transfer, Data Printer or
via the Data Transfer method utilising
PC, Psion or PDA. Check the result and
verify the details for correct compliance.

Full Data Transfer training is available


through Utilise (see inside cover for
Check visually for excessive irregularity
details).
in bead formation and pipe mismatch.
5 When controller display shows JOINT
COMPLETE, press Tick button. Externally debead the weld.

6 Remove heater, un-clamp pipe and Visually check the underside of the
remove carefully. removed bead for contamination, then
bend back at several positions and
7 Allow pipe to cool properly (in inspect for slit defects.
accordance with specification) before
installation. Check for cleanliness around joint area.

2 Press Tick button on controller


(this checks heater temperature).

3 Insert the heater into


the chassis, push home
until fully locked.

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A Good Guide to
Butt Fusion Jointing Safety Notice
Although we make every effort in the design Remove all traces of polymer from the
of our equipment to ensure operator safety, it heater face(s) to prevent the production
is worth bearing in mind the following
Butt Fusion Dos precautions:
of fumes from degraded residues
(at normal jointing temperatures the
Always weld inside a shelter and on a Replace the trimmer in the stand production of fumes will be slight,
suitable base board or ground sheet. provided. Do not touch heater plate (except for however, these will be more pronounced
cleaning). at higher temperatures). Advice
Check size, SDR and pipe material to Remove swarf from underneath pipe
ensure compatibility. regarding Health & Safety in reference
ends and chassis. Never allow molten or semi-molten
to the pipe material can be obtained
Always ensure pipes are aligned polyethylene to come into contact with
Check visually that both pipe ends are from the pipe supplier.
correctly and supported on pipe rollers to the skin. In the event of such an
completely trimmed. occurrence it is recommended that cold
minimise drag. Normal precautions should be observed
water should be used to flush the affected when handling electrical equipment and,
Always check pipes for alignment and
Cover pipe ends to eliminate wind chill of area and expert medical advice sought.
gaps around the entire circumference of for safety reasons, all 110v portable
the heater and joint interface.
the abutted pipes. generator sets should be Centre
DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES Tapped for site use +55/0/-55 volts.
Clean pipe surfaces inside and out
On completion of satisfactory alignment ATTEMPT TO PULL THE MATERIAL FROM
(approx. 300 mm), clean pipe ends and
checks, proceed with the welding cycle THE SKIN AS THIS WILL INVARIABLY REMOVE To afford protection against unforeseen
clamps before inserting pipe in machine.
without delay. THE SKIN AS WELL. circumstances occurring during jointing,
Always use equipment that has been it is advisable to wear protective
Number/code the joint and bead using Avoid contact with the trimmer blades
regularly maintained and calibrated. workwear such as gloves, safety glasses
an indelible marker. when cleaning discs and especially when
and safety boots.
Position pipes into the clamps with the in motion. These can be sharp and cause
pipe marking uppermost and aligned. cuts to fingers etc.

Wash the heater plate when cold before Butt Fusion Donts Do not attempt to operate the trimming
every welding session and perform Attempt to use equipment unless trained device whilst out of the machine chassis
dummy welds when hot to remove fine to do so. or attempt to by-pass the safety switch.
particles. Carry out one dummy weld on
pipe size 180mm or below, and two Attempt to weld pipes of incompatible Keep fingers/hands away from the pipe
dummy welds on larger pipe sizes. The materials or SDR. ends, chassis, trimmers and heaters
first print out should read: Error 20: Leave swarf inside pipe or on chassis. whilst operating the machine.
Abort during Fusion.
Introduce dirt onto trimmed pipe ends Do not attempt to lift heavy equipment or
Perform dummy welds after changing whilst removing swarf. long lengths of pipe without assistance or
from one pipe size to another, also if the mechanical aid.
heater plate has been allowed to cool. Touch trimmed pipe or fitting ends.
An audible alarm is fitted to automatic
Clean trimmer discs before use with lint- Remove pipes from machine before the
butt fusion machines to warn of
free cloth (see safety notes). cooling time has elapsed.
impending movement.
Ensure that, when trimming, a continuous Cut corners in any part of the welding
ribbon of material of pipe wall thickness cycle.
is produced from both pipe ends before Attempt to install pipe until fully cooled.
commencing the feathering operation.

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A Good Guide to
Electrofusion Jointing Principles Pre-Jointing Checks
Electrofusion is a method of joining PE pipes Accept only equipment which has been
using fittings with integral heating elements. regularly serviced and is in good condition.
Sockets are used to join mains and service
pipes and saddle fittings are used to connect Check that restraining clamps, and liners if
services to mains. used, are correct and are clean. Advice on
the appropriate clamps is available from all
The pipe to be joined must be prepared by fitting manufacturers.
removing the outer surface layer to a depth of
Check that scrapers are clean and that the
around 0.2 mm, then pipe and fitting are
blade is not damaged and is in good
clamped together to prevent movement. A
condition.
voltage is applied across the fitting terminals
via a control box.
Making
An electric current is passed through the wire Socket Joints
which heats the wire and melts the polymer,
fusing the fitting to the pipe. After welding,
SOCKETS JOINT
the joint is allowed to cool before removing
ASSEMBLY
the restraining clamps.
PREPARATION
This guide will provide basic information to Cut or check that the
enable the operative to:
Equipment pipe ends are square to
Generator of suitable size to power Pipe/Fitting the centre line.
control box - refer to manufacturers
1 Understand the principles of
literature for power requirements.
Selection
electrofusion joining. Wipe loose dirt from
Check that both pipe(s)
pipe ends with a
2 Identify pipe and compatible fittings. Electrofusion control box with and fitting to be joined
clean, dry, lint-free
appropriate leads. are compatible, only
3 Siting the equipment. cloth or paper towel.
compatible materials
Restraining and alignment equipment. should be joined
4 Carry out pre-jointing equipment Scrape one pipe end using a prescribed tool,
together. Check PN and SDR rating marked
checks. Welding tent/shelter and ground sheet. for more than half
on fitting and compare with that of the pipe.
the fitting length.
5 Make satisfactory electrofusion joints Scraping equipment. If in doubt, seek advice from the pipe or
Ensure the whole
from compatible pipes and fittings. fitting manufacturer.
surface area has
Pipe cutter.
6 Inspect for, and identify acceptable been scraped.
quality joints. Indelible marker pen. Siting Equipment
Wherever possible, the electrofusion
equipment should be placed on a suitable
Safety Notice clean, dry base board or ground sheet inside
DO NOT TOUCH THE PIPE ENDS OR ALLOW
To ensure operator safety and comply with a tent/shelter to minimise contamination.
SURFACES TO GET DAMP OR CONTAMINATED
Health and Safety regulations all
PRIOR TO CONTINUING.
electrofusion control boxes must be operated
from an effectively earthed supply in Place prepared pipe into restraining clamp.
accordance with manufacturers operating
instructions.
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A Good Guide to
Electrofusion Jointing Making the weld Making Saddle Joints
Check generator has sufficient fuel. Start the The fittings used to illustrate this section are
generator and then plug the control box input Multi-Seal tapping tees.
Prepare the second pipe as lead into the generator output socket.
previously described. Connect the control box output leads to the SADDLES
fitting terminals - if automatic fittings and When locating tapping
N.B. It is important that, once control box are being used, connect the red saddles ensure that the
scraped, pipe surfaces must be kept lead to the fitting terminal with the red pin, tapping process will not
clean and dry. If the pipe is scraped connect black lead be impaired by other
and left open to the atmosphere for to plain pin, Check service pipes, cables
any length of time, the pipe ends that the weld time etc.
should be cut off and rescraped. marked on the fitting
is displayed on the
Remove the bag and push the second control box display.
pipe home. Mark the penetration For manual fittings,
depth on the pipe and tighten the check the weld time
restraining clamp. marked on the fitting JOINT ASSEMBLY PREPARATION
and enter this figure Expose pipe to which saddle is to be welded.
Check fitting penetration - using previously into the control box. Remove loose dirt from the pipe with a clean,
Open fitting bag, check the fitting is clean dry, lint-free cloth.
and immediately place over pipe end and marked lines on pipe. Visually check pipe
push up to centre stops. alignment in all planes. Rotate the fitting to For barcode fittings
ensure no excessive forces are present. weld parameters are
Mark the penetration depth on the pipe, selected by scanning
leaving bag over fitting for temporary N.B. Spigot fittings i.e. saddle outlets, spigot the barcode with the
protection. outlet on tees, stub flanges should be scraped barcode scanner.
and restrained as with pipes.

DO NOT TOUCH THE FITTING BORE. ALL


ELECTROFUSION FITTINGS SHOULD BE KEPT
SEALED IN THEIR BAGS UNTIL WELDING. IF
CONTAMINATION OF EITHER PIPE OR FITTING
JOINTING SURFACES OCCURS, WET WIPES CAN
BE USED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROCEDURE
AT THE REAR OF THIS BOOK. REJECT THE
With the fitting still in its protective bag, place
FITTING IF CLEANING FAILS TO REMOVE DIRT
over required position on pipe.
AND CONTAMINATION.
Respond to prompts from the box. Press
START and hold down until display begins Mark pipe surface 10mm clear all round
countdown. The weld cycle is complete when contact area.
the timer reaches zero and the control box
CYCLE FINISH indicator shows. Check
fusion indicators have risen. Allow weld to
cool for the full time stated on fitting before
removing clamps and moving the assembly.

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A Good Guide to
Electrofusion Jointing PRESSURE TESTING OF JOINT
Once the tapping tee has been fused to the
Special Note
pipe and connected to the service pipe, a
pressure test can be carried out using a test MULTI-SEAL TAPPING TEE
Making Saddle Outline Joints cap in accordance with the appropriate When installing any type of Multi-Seal
industry guidelines. It is recommended that a Tapping Tee, the following guidelines should
pressure no greater than 1.5x the working be followed:
JOINT ASSEMBLY PREPARATION
pressure be used to test the joint integrity.
ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT REQUIRED:
Carry out quality checks as detailed on p16. 12mm cutter key (min length 150mm) & drive

CUTTING THROUGH Stack load version:


Unscrew cap and, using cutter key, insert into If using G Clamp, G
integral cutter, tap the main, retract cutter Clamp E or G Clamp SL
until top is flush with an adaptor will be
Scrape the marked area, ensuring that each
stack and refit cap. required (Part no.
stroke of the scraper overlaps the preceding
34213) which will
one, keeping hand clear of the scraped
Pressure test before be supplied on
surface at all times. Scrape outlet of tapping tee and service
back filling in order to request through
pipe following the procedure described
check for possible leaks. the usual outlets.
Remove fitting from bag immediately and previously for sockets, (see page 10)
using an appropriate mechanical scraper. Once test has been
attach to pipe using suitable clamping
successfully completed, Underpart version:
equipment.
hand tighten cap. 63 & 90 fittings - 12mm extended
socket/spanner.
N.B. Always bring
the clamp to the
110+ fittings - No tooling required.
located fitting, do
not slide the fitting
under the clamp.

DO NOT USE
SPANNERS TO
TIGHTEN CAP. THIS
DO NOT TOUCH EITHER PREPARED PIPE SURFACE MAY DAMAGE THE
OR THE ELECTROFUSION SURFACE OF THE SADDLE. THREADS AND
CAUSE LEAKAGE.
Repeat procedure for Making the Weld.
(See page 12).

Align service pipe and fittings with


No extra clamping equipment is required.
restraining clamp and make the weld as
before. (See page 11).

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A Good Guide to
Electrofusion Jointing 4 Screw the cutter down
and cut through the
Quality Checks
Check that fusion indicators have risen
pipe as with standard
(where fitted).
tapping tees. Once
PRESSURE TESTING OF JOINT
the cutter has gone Check that no melted material or wire has
Once the Multi-Seal
through the pipe wall, exuded from the fitting.
Tapping Tee has been
retract the cutter until
fused to the pipe and
the top of the cutter is Check that the pipe(s) has not moved
connected to the
once again level with during welding.
service pipe, a
the top of the
pressure test should be Check for cleanliness around joint area.
tapping tee stack
carried out using a test
cap (Part no. 32865) Check for evidence of scraping.
N.B. DO NOT REMOVE THE CUTTER KEY FROM THE
in accordance with the TUBE UNTIL THE CUTTER HAS FULLY RETRACTED.
appropriate industry Check that saddles are square on pipe.
guidelines.
Take print out from control box and
check result.
CUTTING THROUGH ON LIVE
PREPARATIONS OR DEAD MAINS
If the weld fails any of the above checks then:
Prepare pipe as previously described and Before cutting through the pipe, carry out
attach fitting to pipe using recommended quality checks as detailed on p16.
a for sockets - cut out the joint and use
equipment.
another fitting.
The Multi-Seal
Once in position connect the fusion box leads Tapping Tee b for saddles - do not tap the main but carry
to the fitting and fuse using the appropriate offers two out a repeat weld using a new fitting at
method for the control box (ie. barcode / cutting options least 200mm from the failed joint.
autopin / manual). for live and
dead mains
When the fusion cycle has completed, leave situations.
the clamping equipment in position for a
minimum of the recommended cooling time.
5 Once the cutter is in the fully retracted
position, remove the cutter key and then
After the cooling time has elapsed, the
remove the tube. The cap can then be
service pipe can then be fused to the outlet.
LIVE (PRESSURISED) MAINS hand tightened on the tapping tee. Please
Always scrape the outlet.
1 Retract the cutter until its top surface is note that once the cap has been fully
level with the top of the tapping tee stack. tightened down it cannot be removed.

2 Insert the tube into the cutter by pushing DEAD (UN-PRESSURISED) MAINS
and twisting around 1/4 of a turn. There The cutter should be used as with the
should be no gap between the cutter and standard tapping tee, the tube is not
the step on the tube. required.

3 Insert the 12mm cutter key ensuring N.B. The cutter must be fully retracted to be
it is located at the bottom of the level with the top of the tapping tee stack.
cutter drive.

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A Good Guide to
ElectroFusion Jointing Additional Information
STANDARD DIMENSION RATIO (SDR)
The SDR is calculated by dividing the
Electrofusion Dos minimum (nominal) outside diameter (OD) by
IMPORTA
NT NOTIC
E - WET
Use a shelter and ground sheet in wet or Remove joint from clamps until the full WIPES
the minimum wall thickness (WT) i.e. The prefe
dry conditions. cooling time has elapsed. rred positio
joints with n is to make
SDR = OD 125 out the us Electrofusi
provided th e of wet on
Always use equipment that has been Remove integral cutter from the saddle at the pipes wipes. Th
WT 11.4 = 11 a re is is
regularly maintained and calibrated. once the main has been drilled. fitting ha freshly scra
s just bee ped, the
assembly n debag
and fusio ged and
the
Ensure control box voltage compatible
with fitting.
Safety Notes From 25mm PE pipe and above the ratio
between the outside diameter and the wall
immediate
ly.
n of the jo
int follow
s
Although we make every effort in the design
thickness remains constant for specific If any dev
Always use alignment/restraining of our equipment to ensure operator safety, it iation from
pressure ratings of the pipe. may resu the above
clamps. is worth bearing in mind the following lt in con occurs, wh
scraped p tamination ich
precautions: ipe or th of either
Cut pipe ends square for electrofusion TRANSITION FROM PE PIPE TO prescribed e debagg the
wet wipes ed fitting,
sockets. OTHER PIPE AND FITTINGS shall be us then
Never allow molten or semi-molten fresh wet ed. Separa
wipes sha te
Various transition fittings are available to pipe and ll b e used for
Scrape pipe and/or spigot surfaces fully. polyethylene to come into contact with debagged the scraped
connect to metallic valves, hydrants and contamina fi tting if
the skin. In the event of such an ted. Whet both are
pipework, one common method is the use pipe and fi her wipin
Keep scraped pipe and/or spigot occurrence it is recommended that cold tting or just g both sc
of PE flanges. one of them raped
surfaces and fittings clean. water should be used to flush the affected surfaces m , then wip
ust be allo ed
touch the w w ed to visibly d
area and expert medical advice sought. et surface), ry (do not
Ensure correct fusion and cooling times It is important to follow manufacturers and fused then the jo
. Failure to int assemb
are adhered to. recommendations for tightening the to visually allow the jo led
DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES ATTEMPT TO dry will in inting surf
necessary bolts. Bolt torque details are crea se the risk a ces
PULL THE MATERIAL FROM THE SKIN AS THIS WILL the weld in of voids o
Assemble joint and fuse immediately terface. n
INVARIABLY REMOVE THE SKIN AS WELL. supplied with the flanges. It is also
after scraping pipe.
important to support any equipment N.B. In But
t Fusion jo
Carry out quality checks before cutting Do not attempt to lift long lengths of pipe independently of all PE pipework (ie. used for cl inting wet
eaning pip wipes are
through pipe. without assistance or mechanical aid. valves to be mounted on concrete machined es that have not
/ trimmed already bee
blocks). . n
Normal precautions should be observed
Electrofusion Donts when handling electrical equipment
SADDLES
Uponor Lt
- April 19
d/Durapip
e-S+LP/Fu
although, for safety reasons, all 110v 98 sion/PDL
Do not start the joining process unless it The term saddle covers branch
portable generator sets should be
can be completed in one go. saddles and tapping tees.
Centre Tapped for site use +55/0/-55
Leave fittings out of protective bags. volts.
THIS BROCHURE HAS BEEN PRODUCED AS A
Use dirty fittings. To afford protection against unforeseen
BASIC GUIDE TO GOOD JOINTING TECHNIQUES,
circumstances occurring during jointing, HOWEVER, USERS SHOULD FOLLOW THE CODE
Touch prepared pipe surfaces or fusion it is advisable to wear protective OF PRACTICE RELATING TO THEIR PARTICULAR
areas.
workwear such as gloves, safety glasses INDUSTRY AND IF IN ANY DOUBT CONSULT
Allow assemblies to get damp prior to and safety boots. THE MANUFACTURER CONCERNED.
joining.
Ensure that equipment is serviced on a THIS GUIDE IS NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR
Touch fusion indicators during the regular basis as recommended by the COMPREHENSIVE OPERATOR TRAINING.
welding cycle. equipment manufacturer.

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The equipment brand of Fusion Provida and has appeared on its world Fusion Provida distributes products and services for water, gas and electricity
infrastructure projects. A National Distribution Centre in Chesterfield; 12
leading Automatic Butt Fusion machines and Electrofusion control boxes strategically located depots throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland; a fleet of
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