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Guided Side Bend Tester

Posted by Ben Murphy on

Thermoplastic pipe offers amazing durability and longevity, and when you're installing it, you expect decades of service. Don’t leave your pipeline to chance. Use McElroy’s quality assurance tools to support your fusion operations and know that your fusion joints meet the highest standards.

Testing fusion joints in the past often required cutting a coupon from the pipe and sending it to a lab for analysis and waiting for the results to come back. With McElroy's In Field® Tensile Tester and Guided Side Bend Tester, technicians can easily and quickly conduct a qualitative test of those same joints right on the jobsite.

Both the In Field® Tensile Tester and Guided Side Bend Tester require no extra power to administer. Hydraulic hand pumps assist both tools in conducting the test on the jobsite. The Guided Side Bend Tester performs a quick, safe "bend back" test, placing the entire wall thickness into tension to validate the ductility of the joint. The In Field Tensile Tester destructively tests coupons from 2" IPS and larger with up to a 5" thick wall — both taking only minutes to determine joint integrity.

McElroy quality assurance tools can be used at the beginning of the day or the onset of a project to validate the machine operator, fusion process and pipe materials. The In Field Tensile Tester and Guided Side Bend Tester allow for quick, on-site analysis, while the McSnapper provides a more in-depth test that meets ASTM F2634 for laboratory testing procedures using tensile-impact testing.

McElroy equipment is built to withstand the tough environments our industry encounters. McElroy is confident that your machine will perform to the best of its capabilities. They have even given each piece of equipment a 5-year warranty — the longest available in the industry.

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