A Study on Fusion Welding Strength of PE pipe

PE배관의 융착 강도에 관한 연구

  • Jun, Hung-Won (Department of Safety Engineering, Seoul National University of Technology) ;
  • Kim, Yong-Soo (Department of Safety Engineering, Seoul National University of Technology) ;
  • Tae, Soon-Ho (Department of Safety Engineering, Seoul National University of Technology)
  • 전흥원 (서울산업대학교 안전공학과) ;
  • 김용수 (서울산업대학교 안전공학과) ;
  • 태순호 (서울산업대학교 안전공학과)
  • Published : 2002.06.30


At present the Polyethylene piping, on supporting LNG is widely used because of it's disposition which are anti-corrosion flexible and so on. However, it has a few kinds of risk which are the possibility of piping leak, the character of easily corroded and so on. For giving solution, this study is intended to experiment the intension of the PE pipe after melted and when it is melting, the condition which are temperature and pressure is changed. the melting condition in temperature and pressure is adapted identically. After melting, it's joint is tested as intension. The result is that the effect of temperature in intension is more effective than pressure. In $210^{\circ}C$, $20kg/cm^{2}$ condition, the melting intension has the highest. Compare to the Butt melting joint and the Saddle melting joint, the former was $214kg/cm^{2}$ and the latter was $50kg/cm^{2}(bead\;2{\sim}3mm)$ and $73kg/cm^{2}(bead\;5{\sim}7mm)$. It means that the Butt melting method has more intensive than saddle. Consequently, the result shows that the liability and safety when pipe melting method is used will improve in pipe installation.


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