McElroy fusion machine selected for desert water line project

McElroy’s MegaMc® 1600 fusion machine was selected to fuse pipe in support of drought mitigation activities being undertaken by the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation. As a part of an ongoing initiative to preserve water resources during the West’s ongoing and historic drought, Reclamation is updating aged infrastructure to be able to achieve greater efficiency out of its water delivery systems. Materials for an effort to replace aged and leaking concrete water …

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54-Inch Polyethylene Pipe Offers Three-Way Solution

Whychus Creek has provided irrigation water to farmers in Three Sisters Irrigation District in Central Oregon since 1888, but through inefficient canal systems that lose up to 50 percent of the water before it reaches the farms. To remedy the problem, Three Sisters Irrigation District (TSID) chose to eliminate seepage losses by piping their main canal with twin 54-inch high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipes. The water that was typically lost in the canal that flows through …

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HDPE Projects Help Utah’s Dixie Region Stay Leak Free

Utah’s Washington County, in the state’s Dixie region, is a popular haven for retirees and recreational sports fanatics. The beautiful red sandstone landscape, easy drive to Las Vegas and moderate winter temperatures all work together to make the region one of the United States’ fastest growing communities. However, a booming population equates to more demand on water in an area that receives little to no snowfall and approximately 11 inches of rainfall per year. With …

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McElroy to Exhibit at CONEXPO-CON/AGG Show

TULSA, Okla. — McElroy, the pipe fusion experts, will exhibit at the 2011 CONEXPO-CON/AGG Show in Las Vegas on March 22 -26. The show will be located at the Las Vegas Convention Center, with McElroy located at booth S-750. McElroy will exhibit the most dynamic range of pipe fusion products and productivity tools in the company’s history. Products scheduled to appear include: The MegaMc 1600 — The 1600 is the world’s largest pipe fusion machine. …

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