Uponor’s pressure pipe system PE80 is developed for water supply and wastewater applications. The water pipes are black with blue stripes, whilst the wastewater pipes have brown stripes. The system is produced out of polyethylene, a very flexible plastic material that is easy to work with.
Pipes are connected primarily by electrofusion or butt welding, but mechanical coupling can also be used. The pipe’s oxidised surface layer must be scraped off prior to electrofusion. The welded joints between pipes have good tensile strength, and thanks to the flexibility of the material, only a small number of fittings are required for installation, because the pipe can be bent into curves.
- High tensile strength, resistant to mechanical stress
- Resistant to pressure shocks, pressure fluctuations, and large settlements
- Resistant to corrosion and most solvents, acids, bases, and oils
- Low friction due to a smooth inner surface
Components are manufactured from black PE100 RC polyethylene, which is coated with a protective polypropylene (PP) layer during production. The colour of the protective layer depends on the purpose of the pipe. All of the pipes have grey stripes to facilitate identification. Pipes are jointed primarily by electrofusion or butt welding, but mechanical coupling can also be used. The protective layer must always be removed when joints are made by electrofusion or with mechanical coupling. The welded connections between Profuse pipes have good tensile strength.
The Uponor PE pressurised pipe system's size selection ranges from small building pipelines to infrastructure pipes with a diameter of 1,600 mm, delivered in coils or as straight lengths in bundles. The raw material used for the PE 100 pipes is high-density polyethylene (PEH). The PE gas pipe is available in black with yellow stripes.
- Safe material: no hazardous or flavour-imparting substances
- The pipes are available in sizes 32 mm to 400 mm, pressure class PN 8. Larger pipe sizes are manufactured on request.
- ø 160 mm pipes are also available as coils
Uponor electrofusion machines can be operated with a manual time setting, barcode reader, or they can be switched to fully automatic mode. Our rental devices and equipment are always well maintained and in proper working order. Customised long-term contracts can be negotiated as necessary. Contracts can also be expanded to include welding services or eventual training in addition to machines and devices.
Hürner WhiteLine HST 300 2.0
The German-made Hürner is a reliable and robust automatic electrofusion machine. It can weld all kinds of commercial fittings, ranging from the smallest sizes all the way up to 1,200 mm. The machine can register the welder's identity, what they welded, when and how they welded it, and the Hürner HST 300 Print + GPS can even determine where it happened–the coordinates of the welded joints are logged to a high level of precision. Outside temperatures are not an obstacle: the Hürner welding machine can operate at temperatures as low as -20°C.
PT butt welding machines
Hydraulically operated PT butt welding machines are for pipes and connections made from PE, PP, PVDF, and other thermoplastics. The machines have benefited from the company's decades of experience in plastics welding and the demands of their knowledgeable clientele. The PT machine series is designed specifically for field work. The hydraulically operated machines can also be equipped with a separate SDS reporting unit that stores all the information obtained from the welding work.
Automatic ABF butt welding machines
ABF butt welding machines are suitable for pipes made from PE, PP, PVDF and other thermoplastics. ABF machines follow an automated welding process. The entire welding process and the necessary welding parameters have been stored in the machine's memory. The user monitors the machine and acts in accordance with its instructions. The automatic control system monitors the work, and if the next action in the program is not executed, the machine interrupts the welding process. All procedures and welding parameters also get stored in the machine's memory, which can in turn be printed on paper or into a file.
A ProShop rental includes all equipment needed for welding. In addition to the welding machines and devices, the program is able to provide welding services in electrofusion, butt welding, and extrusion welding. Our rental devices and equipment are always well maintained and in proper working order. Customised long-term contracts can be negotiated as necessary. Contracts can also be expanded to include welding services or eventual training in addition to machines and devices.
Why does it make sense to train welders?
- The welding of plastic pipes requires specific expertise
- Leaky connections are the most common flaws in plastic pipe systems
- The prevention of connection leaks requires proper training and the right attitude
- Joint failure can cause thousands, even hundreds of thousands of euros worth of damage
- A well-trained plastic pipe welder knows how to avoid the most common installation errors
- Certified welders are the hallmark of any company dedicated to high quality and skilful work
- A list of certified welders and companies is available from Inspecta Certification