McElroy Fusion Equipment Used For Earthquake Rehab

McElroy introduced its first fusion machine in 1969. Since then the name McElroy has become virtually synonymous with the term ‘butt fusion’, and continues to be the forerunner in the design and science of joining polyethylene pipe. These improvements in design have one common focus: increased productivity. An earthquake rehabilitation pipeline project in the state of Washington recently utilized McElroy’s newest line of fusion equipment, the TracStar. Since its introduction in 1997, the TracStar line …

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TracStar® 900 Fusion Machine Improved

McElroy Manufacturing, Inc. has recently enhanced the fusion machine that revolutionized large diameter pipe fusion. The new TracStar 900 is now available with options. In 1997 McElroy unveiled the world’s first self-contained, self-propelled, all-terrain hydraulic fusion machine — the TracStar 500. The TracStar 900 soon followed and the mobility of the track system, removable jaw assembly and elimination of a third party generator are features that fusion technicians loved. As polyethylene gains acceptance in water, …

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Original TracStar Fusion Machine Improved

McElroy Manufacturing, Inc. (MMI) has recently redesigned and improved the fusion machine that revolutionized the industry of polyethylene pipe fusion. The new TracStar 500 Series II Fusion Machine adds strength and versatility to the original TracStar 500. In 1997 MMI unveiled the world’s first self-contained, self-propelled, all-terrain hydraulic fusion machine — the TracStar 500. The mobility of the track system, removable jaw assembly and elimination of a third party generator are features the operators of …

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HDPE Solves Earthquake Damage Problem In Washington State

Olympia, WA, is not the ideal setting for a major construction project. The city is located on the shores of South Puget Sound, with the rugged Olympic Mountains rising in the distance across Capital Lake and the dome of Washington State’s capitol soaring above the town. However, when an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 struck Olympia and the greater Puget Sound on Feb. 28, 2001, a good portion of the city quickly became a …

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