Pipe fusion might still be a foreign concept to many property owners. Even those who will benefit greatly from it may not yet fully understand what it is and why it's necessary. If you’re one of the many who don’t have a clear grasp of pipe fusion yet, worry not. Your pipe fusion equipment experts at TRIC Tools will gladly share what we know about the process.
Read on to get a better understanding of pipe fusion and fusion welding machine equipment.
What is Pipe Fusion?
Gaining popularity over the last few decades, pipe fusion is quickly becoming the go-to process for connecting plumbing components. Valves, fittings and other paraphernalia, as well as pipes, are heated and joined together with fusion machine equipment.
Pipe fusion is known by many different names that include butt welding, heat fusion, heat welding and simply, fusion. Regardless of what you call it, the process and result are the same. One piece is heated to its melting point and then joined to another piece, which is made of the same type of material.
When Is It Necessary?
There are many times when pipe fusion is helpful or necessary. If a section of a pipeline needs to be replaced with a new pipe, this method produces a bond as strong as a single piece of material. When accessories need to be added to an existing plumbing system, pipe fusion can provide a secure adhesion. Moreover, when constructing a plumbing system, pipe fusion allows for the creation of complex turns and bends that fit the space provided.
What Are the Benefits of Pipe Fusion?
When done correctly, two pieces joined together with fusion become a single piece of material. There is a chemical bond created by the heating, joining and cooling process that is stronger than any mechanical connection. Further, without the bolts and gaskets of a mechanical connection, there is less chance of a leak.
What's the Next Step?
Contact TRIC Tools – your expert in pipe fusion equipment – to find out more. Simply submit our online contact form or call us to speak to one of our knowledgeable agents.