The concept of joining water and gas pipes using electrofusion is not new; wire is incorporated into the surface of the bore of the moulding to produce a continuous coil that acts like a heating element when an electric current is passed through it.
In the Rutland Plastics refined process, a lead-in wire is buried beneath the subsequent coil winding, allowing the design of a single socket with bore connections at the same end. This concept reduces the risk of wires shorting during the welding process, a failure commonly associated with other designs of fittings of this type.
Further developments have included fittings to permit flanges to be joined to the sides of plastic vessels and special sleeve bonding systems for joining insulated pipes.
If our unique electrofusion process as applied to pipe work is regarded as a case history it is not difficult, with a little imagination, to see how it might apply to other applications in various industries. Our electrofusion specialists are here to help you with any questions you may have.