McElroy announces new Hydraulically Adjustable Pipe Stand

Tulsa, Okla. — McElroy has brought hydraulic capability to its Pipe Stand line for 4″ to 20″ (200mm-500mm) pipe to help align thermoplastic pipe more efficiently on butt fusion jobsites. The Hydraulically Adjustable Pipe Stand features hand-pumped hydraulic lifting which gives the operator the ability to adjust the height of the stand while the pipe is still supported on the stand. The hydraulic adjusting feature eliminates the need to remove the pipe from the stand …

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Celebrating 60 Years of Innovation

Hard work is said to result in living the American dream. This ethos is one of the reasons McElroy has been a viable company for 60 years, but it’s just one part of the equation that made McElroy the world’s leading manufacturer of butt fusion machines for thermoplastic pipe. There were other essential qualities that Art McElroy possessed when he started the company in his garage in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 1954: an enduring passion for …

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Selecting the Right Machine

The fusing of thermoplastic pipe results in a leak-free and corrosive-resistant system that is becoming the preferred choice for replacing conventional piping systems that are failing across the country. McElroy is the worldwide leader in the science of joining thermoplastic pipe in a growing number of infrastructures. A crucial part of any new installation is the selection of a fusion machine that will cater to your jobsite’s specific needs. Here’s a few tips on McElroy …

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Portable shelter improves pipe-fusing in cold climates

RED DEER, Alberta — Pitching a tent is the typical remedy when trying to heat fuse thermoplastic pipe in cold climates. But projects are often delayed or even shut down because a tent — no matter how durable — is never completely draft-proof. Freezing temperatures make it much more difficult to keep heaters at the right temperature for fusing pipe ends together, and contaminants easily blow in with the wind which prevents operators from making …

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