Its midnight on a Saturday night in downtown Manhattan... Do you know where your fusion technicians are? Ferguson Industrial Plastics technicians are hard at work fusion welding this 48" HDPE pipe together for a relining project. This project is done on weekend nights so it will not disrupt the heavy traffic in the area.
Ferguson Waterworks in Pittsburg recently carried out an expansion to an existing waterline by providing prefabricated parts and fusion services. This Tee section was installed using electrofusion couplings. Ferguson Industrial Plastics Regional Sales Manager, Lawrence Norris, supervised the installation.
These large HDPE fabrications are part of a large project for a mining site in Arizona. The pieces make up a SXEW (Solvent Extraction Electro-Wining) assembly used in the mining process. This project was very complex both in design and in procedure. Ferguson Industrial Plastics performed two different testing procedures that had to be performed on all welds (TOFD or ultrasonic and Hydrostatic).
Looking down on the maze of HDPE pipe and fittings being assembled for the new San Francisco Aquarium. This project located at the Golden Gate park site will replace the old aquarium. The new site will include a coral reef and tropical rainforest areas. All the underground piping on this site is made from HDPE materials.
Ferguson's HDPE branch in Lakeland Florida manufacturers a large variety of fabricated polyethylene products. The pictures shown here are of an end cap to a heat exchanger that was fabricated from HDPE for FP&L in Orlando. The customer was having problems with their steel fabrications corroding due to a salt water environment. Ferguson associates are committed to solving corrosion issues in power plants around the country.
Bridge crossings make for an easy installation with HDPE pipe. On this project in Wareham Massachusetts, a 300 foot run was installed with 3" of insulation and a poly jacket. The pressure pipe was butt fusion welded with a McElroy machine and the jacket was extrusion welded in place. The flanged ends were installed using an electrofusion coupling because of tight space constraints. Ferguson Industrial Plastics has certified technicians available to do installations using all three methods for welding HDPE pipe.
The Hewitt Avenue Sewer project in Everett Washington was designed entirely in HDPE material. The pipe and manholes were built as a welded and sealed system to eliminate any infiltration, leakage or root intrusion. Hewitt Avenue is now a beautifully landscaped street in the center of the city with large trees and artistic walkways. The sewer system had to be engineered to insure that tree roots could not intrude into the pipe. A fusion welded HDPE system was the obvious choice.
These photos are of a pump station manhole being delivered to a construction site in Puyallup, Washington. This particular manhole is 8 feet in diameter and over 30 feet tall. The manholes are made from Spirolite HDPE material and are complete with ladders, internal piping and platforms inside.
These are photos of the inside of an HDPE pump station manhole. As you can see in the pictures we supply the structures with platforms and ladders as well as the brackets to hold the pumps and piping.
Designed for Abrasive Application
The FNW figure 160 O-Port Style HDPE Body Valve was designed to meet the requirements of systems utilizing HDPE materials for high abrasion resistance. The entire main body of the valve is composed of HDPE material. The unique construction allows the gate to be totally surrounded by the body material. This feature provides a valve with no chest cavity which can entrap material and cause premature valve failure.
The basic design provides full flow passage, availability of different grades of HDPE material to fit the application, end connections to meet face to face requirements and the high abrasion resistant characteristics of HDPE. Designed for mine tailings systems where high percentage of solids and abrasion are present.
Stocked in 150# ANSI flanged ends.
Special order: Available in Victaulic or plain fusion ends.
This is a directional bore job in South Florida, water main. Ricky Ward was the tech. McElroy wrote an article on this job it is in this weeks McElroy newsletter and will also be published in a Major Magazine soon, probably Trenchless magazine.