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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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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CompressionFit™ HDPE pipe lining and pipe fusion team up to extend life of pipeline

A pilot project using the technology of CompressionFit HDPE pipe lining (Swagelining) and high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe was recently completed as part of an ongoing effort by the wastewater utility in Jacksonville, Fla., JEA, to rehabilitate its sewer force mains. Jacksonville is hailed as the largest city in the US by area and JEA has approximately 3,800 miles in collection lines. Its unique and extensive service area spans parts of four counties. To accomplish its …

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