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Joining & Field Procedures

For Pipe

PE3608/PE3408

PE4710/PE3408

PE2606/PE2406

PE2708/PE2406

Table of Contents


Pipe Unloading and Handling5
Unloading Guidelines5
Jobsite Pipe Storage, Unpacking, and Handling5
Pipe Weight 66
Subfreezing and Inclement Weather Conditions6
Field Bending6
Hazardous Environments6
Static Electric Discharge6
Underground Excavation7
Confined Spaces7
Fusion and Joining7
Liquid Hydrocarbon Permeated Pipe8
Butt Fusion8
Butt Fusion Procedure9
Secure the Components in the Butt Fusion Equipment9
Face the Component Ends9
Align the Faced Component Ends10
Melt the Component Ends10
Join, Apply and Hold Fusion Joining Force, Cooling11
Visually Inspect Fusion Bead Appearance12
Approximate Butt Fusion Joining Rates12
Bead Removal13
Saddle (Sidewall) Fusion13
Required Equipment14
Optional Equipment14
Saddle Fusion Terms14
Heating Tool Temperature15
Saddle Fusion Procedure15
Preparation16
Heating16
Fusion and Cooling16
Visually Inspect Fusion Bead Appearance17
Socket Fusion and Electrofusion17
Fusion Training and Proficiency18
Data Logging19
Electrofusion19
Extrusion and Hot-Air (Hot-Gas) Welding19
Tapered Pipe Threads19
Mechanical Connections19
Testing20
Field Leak Testing20
Pneumatic Tests21
Field Pressure Testing2121
Installation21
Repair21
Operating Procedures22
Disinfecting Potable Water Piping22
Squeeze-Off22
Cleaning22
References23


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