New Horizons for Thermoplastics

PA12, a high-performance polyamide pipe, has found a niche in the oil and gas market allowing it to enter a realm that has long been dominated by metallic pipe. VESTAMID® NRG PA12, developed by Germany-based Evonik Corporation, can handle extreme stresses, but unlike other thermoplastic pipes it can also handle high-pressure systems. This expanded capability changes the game when choosing a pipe material for oil and gas transport. DTE Energy selected it for a compressed …

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McElroy’s giant fusion machine vehicle tackles 2000mm pipe jobs

Tulsa, Okla. — McElroy has unleashed the Talon™ 2000, designed to revolutionize the way large-diameter thermoplastic pipelines are built. The Talon 2000 — McElroy’s biggest and boldest fusion machine to date — has the unique ability to lift 2000mm pipe from the ground with its powerful jaws as the machine adjusts its height and orientation to correctly align and fuse pipe. Fusion machines this size typically require a crane or a forklift to move them …

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Selecting the Right Machine

The fusing of thermoplastic pipe results in a leak-free and corrosive-resistant system that is becoming the preferred choice for replacing conventional piping systems that are failing across the country. McElroy is the worldwide leader in the science of joining thermoplastic pipe in a growing number of infrastructures. A crucial part of any new installation is the selection of a fusion machine that will cater to your jobsite’s specific needs. Here’s a few tips on McElroy …

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