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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Fast-growing Bixby, Okla., Tasked with Building New Infrastructure

Fast-growing cities like suburban Bixby, Okla., are continually tasked with building new infrastructure that will sustain the influx of new residents. The city’s overtaxed sewage system is just one example of needed improvements as more and more homes were built north of the Arkansas River in what was once a gap between Bixby and Tulsa. A state-issued consent order will not be lifted until the city increases its short-term wastewater treatment capacity to serve some …

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Fusing Pipe in Florida

The Florida Keys are a 127-mile chain of small islands that bring a unique geography to Monroe County, Fla. So when it comes to providing thousands of residents and millions of tourists with public services across land and sea, you can’t let something as big as an ocean get in your way. The state of Florida is mandating that a central wastewater system and treatment facility be constructed and completed throughout the Keys by Dec. …

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