HDPE Making Headway In Water Industry

Tonopah, Arizona — One of the largest water wholesalers in the country got their first taste of what a growing number of water companies in the U.S. already know — the financial bottom-line for water projects using high-density polyethylene (HDPE) is the same color as the pipe — black. That’s what officials at the Central Arizona Water Conservation District (CAWCD) discovered when they let their bid-winning contractor value engineer a 15,000-foot pipeline for the Tonopah …

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Pipeline Bores Under Yaquina Bay

Recently the coastal city of Newport Oregon received a new $20 million wastewater treatment plant. The plant it will replace is located on the opposite side of Yaquina Bay, which the city surrounds. The old plant is still used to pump the treated refuse to its final destination over a mile offshore so the two plants needed to be connected with two separate pipelines. One line to bring raw sewage to the new plant and …

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McElroy releases latest version of Polyethylene Pipe Fusion Products Catalog and Reference Guide

McElroy Manufacturing, Inc., is pleased to announce the release of the newest version of the Polyethylene Pipe Fusion Catalog and Reference Guide. This guide, now in its sixth edition, is widely regarded by many in the industry as the preeminent sourcebook for PE fusion equipment and accessories. The McElroy Fusion Catalog and Reference Guide includes detailed information on the full range of McElroy fusion equipment. Also featured in this edition are several new and improved …

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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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