Pipefusion is a custom plastics company that uses high density polyethylene pipe and plate, fused with butt fusion and heat…READ MORE
What truly separates HDPE from other pipe materials is that when it is fused together (using a wide variety of standard and custom components, fittings and joining systems) it creates one homogenous system that matches the same technical and environmental specifications as the HDPE pipe. This single system design maximizes the benefits provided by the HDPE pipe and reduces risk of leaks, increases flow of liquid inside the pipe and reduces the overall cost of system implementation.
Pipefusion is a trusted advisor in the field of HDPE and employ subject matter experts that excel at systems design sourcing any and all components that allow engineers and contractors the flexibility to design pipe systems that meet the needs of their customer’s application. We can source a large selection of industry-standard fittings and components that can be fused using a variety of fusion techniques or connected mechanically.
We source fittings from an extensive network of manufactures and suppliers across Canada and the United States. We offer fast, professional, reliable service at very competitive prices. If we cannot source a fitting for you, we will manufacture it to your design specifications in our fabrication shop. Check out our Fabricated Fittings section for non standard fitting information.
Sidewall (or Saddle) fusion is, like butt fusion and socket fusion, another process based on hot plate welding. Sidewall fusion differs from either socket, or butt fusion methods by performing fusion into the side of the pipe wall in a transverse orientation to the main pipe, rather than in line with the pipe. Sidewall fusion is typically employed in conjunction with either socket or butt fusion methods as a complementary process and many fusion machines designed for butt fusion are also equipped for sidewall fusion. Adaptor plates that match the outside diameter of the main pipe are applied to the heating plate to perform this type of fusion.
All sidewall fittings are designed to fuse onto the “side” of the pipe. They may have either a butt, socket, or multi (will work for one butt fusion size as well as one socket fusion size) outlet. Heater face selection is highly dependent on a number of factors. One cannot select the correct heater face with knowing all of the details about the fitting, including the manufacturer, the size, the type of fitting, and the geometry of the base. If these factors cannot be determined, careful measurements of the fitting to be used must be made.
Pipefusion has the ability to source sidewall fusion fittings in a wide variety of sizes and types, including:
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