Electrofusion is a method of joining MDPE, HDPE and other plastic pipes using special fittings that have built-in electric heating elements which are used to weld the joint together.

The pipes to be joined are cleaned, inserted into the electrofusion fitting (with a temporary clamp if required) and a voltage (typically 40V) is applied for a fixed time depending on the fitting in use. The built in heater coils then melt the inside of the fitting and the outside of the pipe wall, which weld together producing a very strong homogeneous joint. The assembly is then left to cool for a specified time. The joints produced tend to be more reliable than threaded fittings sealed with O-rings.


Tapping Tee

To go with Electrofusion Branching Saddle.

Tapping tee offers installers a unique combination of speed, economy, and security when connecting a service line to a water main. tapping tees can be installed  without the need for expensive equipment. The simplicity of its installation procedure eliminates the need for extensive training and multiple-person crews. Tapping tees can be installed without shutting down the main.


Polyethylene Branching Saddles saddles are used to create branches within the PE pipeline systems when connecting smaller sizes into bigger size mains. They are available in PE100 SDR11 PN16.


There are a number of different brands available of branching saddles and they either come complete with an under part or with out. An under part provides for support of the saddle when they are being electrofused into place.



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