During the fusion process, the most significant amount of time for each joint is attributed to cooling procedures. Waiting to meet times outlined in ASTM standards decreases overall jobsite productivity. The most effective way to optimize the fusion process is to reduce that cool time.
McElroy's Optimized Cooling algorithm relies on the DataLogger® to calculate, in real-time, the most appropriate cool times based on material properties, environmental conditions and heat soak time. A patented formula determines the appropriate amount of time it takes to cool the center of the pipe — making it safe for handling so you can
move on to the next joint.
in cooling time
in overall time
McElroy has partnered with the University of Tulsa to conduct testing and analysis of hundreds of fusion joints. Through analysis of thousands of data points and modeling of computational fluid dynamics to understand pipe core temperatures, we are confident McElroy Optimized Cooling is in compliance with ASTM F2620-19, Note 10. Through that testing, McElroy developed an algorithm to reliably predict the time required to cool the center of the pipe wall with an expected joint strength at that time
and temperature making it safe for handling.
Presented at McElroy INFUSION18, Plastic Pipes XIX, Plastic Pipes Sydney and INFUSION19.
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Watch our latest webinar with Jim Johnston, Chief Innovation Officer at McElroy to get a more in-depth overview of McElroy Optimized Cooling, the background and supporting data.