Refuse-to-Fuse joining system for HDPE pipe
Victaulic’s Refuse-to-Fuse system offers installation up to 10 times faster than fusing while meeting or exceeding the performance capabilities of traditional fused joints.
For decades, HDPE installers have primarily relied on heat fusion to join HDPE pipe. Heat fusion is a time-consuming process that requires specialized equipment and needs extensive setup to accommodate challenging weather or terrain. It also lacks flexibility for maintenance and repair of pipes and joints.
Victaulic Refuse-to-Fuse couplings represent a significant innovation for HDPE pipe installers because couplings are installed with common hand tools in any weather condition, resulting in quick, simple HDPE pipe connections. Assembled with a standard socket or impact driver, Victaulic HDPE couplings do not require special equipment or certified crews.The couplings can be installed rain or shine without protective tents or covers, and joint completion time does not depend on atmospheric conditions. The couplings also permit HDPE pipe to be installed in-line, even in vertical orientations and tight spaces. Unlike fusing, the couplings offer simple visual confirmation of correct installation: metal-to-metal bolt-pad contact confirms proper assembly.