Equipment Spotlight: Pipe & Joint Fusion Equipment

February 2014, Vol. 69 No. 2
IPEX Friatec couplings

Friatec couplings from IPEX Inc. feature a unique, exposed coil design that provides a seal stronger than any other electrofusion system on the market. This is achieved for two reasons: the heat, created by the electrical current passing through the exposed coil of the Friatec coupling, is transferred directly to the PE pipe, and the coil protrudes from the interior surface of the coupling. When the pipe is heated, the coil sinks into it creating a much stronger bond. As a result of this process, every joint will be sealed precisely to specification, automatically, every time, minimizing the risk of human error. Because every joint is as strong as the pipe itself, the Friatec Electrofusion system is ideal for horizontal direct drilling and other trenchless applications. 866.473.9462,