Electrofusion for Polyethylene Pipe (Saddle)
The main difference between conventional heat fusion and electrofusion is the method by which the heat is applied. In conventional heat fusion joining, a heating tool is used to heat the pipe and fitting surfaces. The electrofusion joint is heated internally, either by a conductor at the interface of the joint or, as in one design, by a conductive polymer. Heat is created as an electric current is applied to the conductive material in the fitting. PE pipe to pipe connections made using the electrofusion process require the use of electrofusion couplings.
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