5 Ways to Use the McElroy DataLogger® 6

Training Tool Using the McElroy DataLogger 6 as a training tool is an excellent way to integrate the practice of data logging into your fused pipeline operations. National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation found that to be the case three years ago when they first started using the DataLogger specifically to train new operators. The device helps their students learn how a fusion joint is made and the importance of the fusion shift sequence which is …

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McElroy releases the Acrobat™ 315

The new McElroy Acrobat 315 is helping meet the demand for larger polypropylene pipe fusion capability up to 315mm (12”) while offering low- and high-force options for polyethylene pipe. The compact, lightweight machine caters to the HVAC, plumbing and mechanical industry as well as the underground/construction world. It functions as easily indoors in tight work spaces as it does outdoors in the smallest trenches. “We’re excited to offer a design with such broad appeal and …

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Fusion tools for every indoor challenge

When polypropylene pipe is installed in a new building, workers have to fuse pipe in every spot of the new structure no matter how high, how low or tight the space. They could be socket fusing from scaffolding near the ceiling or strapped and straddled to an overhead pipe beam. They might be positioning fusion carriages vertically so they can fuse in the walls or fabricating long assemblies and T-joints on bench top machines. Aquatherm …

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Massive water pipeline being built in West Texas public-private partnership

Thousands if not millions of barrels of water are needed every day for shale oil and gas extraction. Securing and delivering such mass quantities of water to frack sites efficiently is always an ongoing challenge, and that challenge isn’t going away any time soon. The US Geological Survey has identified billions of barrels of recoverable oil in the Permian Basin, and the demand for water is perhaps higher than it’s ever been. Oil production continues …

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