Material Improvements Position HDPE Pipe for Expanding Role

The term PE3408 has become synonymous with tough, durable polyethylene piping systems. The evolution of this material designation dates back to the late 1970’s and it’s market introduction has provided a backdrop against which innovative installation techniques such as slip-lining, pipe bursting and directional drilling have become highly developed and widely commercialized. Taken together and combined with other market factors we now see PE3408 piping products used in demanding applications such as natural gas distribution, …

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Sapulpa Replaces Asbestos Water Line

Creek County Rural Water District #3 is replacing 3,000 ft of water pipeline near the city of Sapulpa. The job presented itself when a new pump station was needed to increase the pressure to the cities water tank. District #3 buys its water from district #1 that owns the water rights from Heyburn Lake. The line they are replacing is made of Transite, which contains asbestos and is illegal to install now. There are many …

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Pipe Fusion Safety Reminders

The process of butt-fusion is fairly simple and a fusion operator can be trained in a relatively short period of time. For any construction job, safety is always a top priority and the process of pipe fusion is no different. Operator safety and the safety of others depend upon care and judgment during the entire fusion process. No fusion machine should be used until the operator has carefully read and understands the “Safety” sections of …

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Boy Scouts of America Forge to the Future with Polyethylene Piping System

A Boy Scout camp nestled on the side of a mountain in Southeastern Oklahoma needed more water. Camp Tom Hale has recently become the premier Boy Scouts of America camping facility in the tri-state area of Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana, serving over 600 scouts a week. The increase of scouts has amplified water needs and the 2″ main line that feeds the camp is insufficient. The main line is composed of almost four miles of …

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