The current standard recommends an abrasion method (emery cloth) be used for surface preparation of the pipe and fitting mating surfaces. Technical data was developed that demonstrates the scrapping method currently used for electrofusion is a superior method for pipe preparation. Test results also verify that preparation of the fitting surface is not necessary.
Keywordsbutt fusion; fitting; heat fusion; joining; pipe; polyethylene; polyolefin; saddle fusion; socket fusion; Fusion; Fusion joints; Heat-joining procedures; Pipe fittings; Polyethylene (PE) pipe;
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