McElroy's Guided Side Bend Tester performs a qualitative test of a fusion joint by destructively testing a coupon. The quality assurance device tests the ductility of polyethylene pipe fusion joints in a safe, quick manner. This testing method places the entire wall thickness into tension and gives assurance of the ductility of joints.
Operators can perform the test safely with the use of a hydraulically-powered device that puts three points of pressure on test coupons. If no gaps or breaks are present in the fusion joint after the test, the result is a passing grade. The Guided Side Bend Tester is lightweight and requires the operator to supply a planer, calipers and saw to complete the testing procedure.
August 2018 amendments by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) for the provision of "clear and reasonable" Proposition 65 warnings in Title 27, California Code of Regulations, Section 25600, et seq ("Warning") placed responsibility for providing warnings on product manufacturers, producers, packagers, importers, suppliers, and distributors.
While nothing has changed with McElroy's products, the requirements for warnings have evolved. For specific chemical information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.