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What Is Electro-fusion?

Apr 20, 2017

What is Electro-fusion?
Electrofusion is a technique for joining plastic plumbing, where heat softens and melts the pipes, causing them to fuse together into a solid joint. The resulting joint is extremely strong and reliable, resisting leaks, corrosion, and other issues. Contractors can use this process on a variety of job sites, depending on experience, personal preference. The operator must receive adequate training in the process to perform it safely and correctly.


In electrofusion, pipes come loaded with heating elements that activate when current is passed through them. The heat causes the pipe to start melting, flowing up against another pipe end or a fitting. The operator can manage the electrofusion process with a control box, set for the correct diameter and thickness of piping to make sure the current is adequate. The process can be very fast, especially with skilled operator at work.


With electrofusion welding, the pipes need to be clamped in place to make sure they are in the right position. The clampswill be held until the joint cools and solidifies, making it possible to release the pipes without worrying about loss of integrity at the joint. It is important to avoid jostling or touching the pipes during cooling, as this can interfere with the formation of asmooth and secure joint by straining the plastic and creating weak points, or knocking the pipe ends out of alignment.

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