Pipe and Joint Fusion Equipment: Footage Tools

February 2010 Vol. 65 No. 2

Footage Tools’ compact Butt Fusion System is ideal for most fusion operations.

Trimming or facing the pipe is easy using the gear drive power-facing tool, which is positioned between the pipe clamps using the guide pins. Guide plugs on the facing tool fit inside the pipe wall and assist in holding the facer in place during the facing operation.

The heating iron set at 500 degree F is used to heat-fuse the pipe. Position the iron using the guide pins located on the pipe clamps.

The Butt Fusion System features double clamps for holding each section of the pipe to be fused. Clamps can be reduced down to 1 1/4-, 1 ½-, 2-, 3- and 4-inch pipe. The operator can generate clamp movement using a torque bar, which applies force directly in line with the movement of the pipe. 888.737.3668, www.footagetools.com