Plastic Pipe

Armtec to Invest Millions in Large Diameter HDPE Pipe

Armtec is investing millions of dollars in equipment to manufacture large diameter high density polyethylene storm sewer pipe for the public and private infrastructure markets across Canada. The equipment will produce flexible pipe with bell and gasket joints, and will be certified to the appropriat..

McElroy Manufacturing TracStar 618 Series

The McElroy Manufacturing TracStar 618 Series 2 is a self-contained, self-propelled, track-mounted vehicle that handles nearly any terrain. It will butt fuse pipe sizes from 6” IPS to 18” OD, and its carriage now shares a common vehicle with the 28, 250 and 412 TracStar sizes. Powered by a powerful ..

McElroy Partners with Netafim to Grow HDPE Equipment Business

McElroy and Netafim have joined forces to meet the demand for HDPE (high-density polyethylene) pipeline solutions serving the irrigation industry and the growing opportunities in potable water and natural gas. “We are excited about the many benefits McElroy machines will bring to our growing operat..

Report: Future of Water and Wastewater Pipe Market Looks Bright

According to a new market report published by Lucintel, the future of the water and wastewater pipe market looks promising with opportunities in the potable water pipe, wastewater pipe, and irrigation pipe applications. The global water and wastewater pipe market is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 5% ..

New Website Strengthens, Streamlines Key Plastics Pipe Industry Resource

The Hydrostatic Stress Board (HSB), an independent, technical-based group of voluntary industry experts, operating under the auspices of the Plastics Pipe Institute Inc. (PPI), recently announced that its website section has been reconstructed and expanded to expedite the listing request process, an..

McElroy Innovates TracStar Series 2 For Medium Diameter Pipe

McElroy has launched a new series in its long-proven TracStar line that is more functional and efficient than ever before. The TracStar Series 2 for medium diameter pipe now shares a common vehicle that is interchangeable with the 28, 250, 412 and 618 fusion machines for 2-inch IPS to 18-inch OD the..

Spartan Installs 54-Inch HDPE Pipe Via HDD In Miami Beach

By Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor A project that involved installing 4,300 feet of 54-inch diameter HDPE pipe in the busy South Beach area of Miami Beach, FL, recently was completed by Spartan Directional LLC. The segment will provide an alternate backup sewer release for South Beach. It is believed ..

ISCO Industries: Total Piping Solutions

ISCO Industries is a global customized piping solutions provider based in Louisville, KY. ISCO stocks and sells a wide variety of piping materials and provides solutions for various environmental, geothermal, golf, industrial, landfill, mining, municipal, nuclear, waterworks and culvert-lining appli..

DCA/AGA Workshop Dives Into New Issues, Workforce Development

The Distribution Contractors Association (DCA) and American Gas Association (AGA) recently held the Third Annual DCA/AGA workshop in Chicago. The workshop has grown in interest, attendance and in the range of issues addressed by a host of panels and speakers. These sessions discussed ways to improve..

McElroy, Innovator Of Pipe Fusion Equipment, Announces Launch Of Website Redesign

McElroy, a manufacturer and innovator of pipe fusion equipment, announces the launch of its newly redesigned website – The new fusion website boasts an inviting, informative and mobile-friendly interface with an easy-to-use design, while providing even more machine and fused piping sys..

McElroy fusion machine selected for desert water line project

McElroy’s MegaMc® 1600 fusion machine was selected to fuse pipe in support of drought mitigation activities being undertaken by the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation. As a part of an ongoing initiative to preserve water resources during the West’s ongoing and historic drought, ..

Snap-Tite Culvert Lining System from ISCO Industries

Trenchless Technology Rehabilitation at its best. The Snap-Tite Culvert Lining System is unmatched in ease of installation. Its no-dig approach to rehabilitate a failing culvert by using the trenchless technology approach results in minimal training and no specialized equipment to complete the proj..

McElroy Announces Benchtop Fusion Machine

McElroy introduced the SmartFab 125 as its first benchtop fusion machine, offering a smarter way to socket fuse pipe and fittings for polypropylene piping systems. The SmartFab 125 is portable and can be positioned on any flat surface for precise prefabrication on large assemblies. The new benchtop..

PVC4Pipes Develops Archive For Content Sharing, Industry Advancements

PVC4Pipes opened a public archive consisting of more than 250 PVC papers, which were delivered during sequential International Plastic Pipe Conferences throughout the past 45 years, making more than one million words of technical and commercial importance to the PVC industry available for scanning, ..

Ritmo America DELTA 500 Trailer

Ritmo America DELTA 500 Trailer is a self-aligning fusion machine for welding HDPE pipeline for water, gas and other fluids under pressure from 6-inch IPS to 20-inch IPS. The machine is user friendly and made in Ritmo, an Italian company with over 35 years of experience in the manufacturing of plast..

Contractor Bore Salvages Water Line

Pending Loss Of Community Water Supply Prompts Missouri Contractor’s Fast Action Construction in Lathrop, MO, specializes in water main projects and contracts. In fact, about one-third of the company’s business is dedicated to maintaining more than 20 different municipal water systems across northw..

Polyethylene Pipe Installation Revitalizes 1800s Neighborhood

Leavenworth, founded in 1854, is the oldest city in Kansas. Workers have actually unearther some wooden pipelines, but many are cast iron that have long-served their time for the city’s 36,000 residents. Today, those pipes are often corroded to the point of leaking and even bursting. About a decade..


The historic Pacific Coast Highway runs along some of the most beautiful coastlines in the United States. Through Newport Beach, California, it’s known simply as the PCH. It winds north along the coast through upscale neighborhoods and shopping areas toward Los Angeles. Visitors travel from around t..

Xylem’s Role In The Panama Canal Expansion Program

Xylem, a leading global water technology company, is playing an important role in the Panama Canal Expansion Program. Xylem is providing its heavy duty Godwin dewatering pumps to fill the third set of basin locks on the Pacific Ocean sector, with 1.7 billion gallons of water, as part of performance ..

Trenchless Pipe Replacement

HammerHead Trenchless Equipment HammerHead pneumatic pipe-bursting systems are being used by underground contractors around the world as an effective method to replace failing, outdated or under sized sewer, water and gas lines. Pipe bursting follows the path of the existing utilities, reducing uti..

Plastic Pipe: Fusion/Fittings

Ritmo America DELTA 500 All Terrain is a Hi-Tech welding machine for pipeline in HDPE-PP, from 6-inch IPS to 20-inch IPS, made by RITMO. It is equipped with a low-vibration diesel engine and two traction wheels. The automated Easy Life welding cycle includes a data-logging storage. DELTA 500 All Te..

McElroy Releases its Biggest TracStar® for Large-Diameter Pipe

TracStar 1200 offers environmental, safety upgrades The release of the TracStar® 1200 brings the largest pipe fusion capability to date in McElroy’s popular line of self-propelled, track-mounted fusion machines. The TracStar 1200 has many of the same benefits that make its smaller models work so e..

Landfill Gas Grows As Viable Energy Source

New Piping Materials, Procedures Enhance Viability Converting landfill gas – a natural byproduct of the decomposition of organic solid waste – isn’t new, but it is becoming more widely recognized as a viable option for producing renewable energy from waste from the huge supply of garbage in the wor..

Study Confirms Long Life Expectancy For PE Pipe In Muni Water Systems

The Plastics Pipe Institute (PPI) announced an ongoing study by Jana Laboratories confirms 100-plus year life expectancy for pipe made from polyethylene (PE) when used in municipal potable water systems.

Pipebursting Evolution

Over the past 20 years, pipebursting has become firmly established as a primary method of replacing underground pipe infrastructure past its useful life.

U.S. pipe demand expected to grow

Despite a weak current construction environment, pipe demand is expected to turn around and grow 2.0 percent annually to 11.1 billion feet in 2013.

Ferguson Receives McElroy President’s Award

Ferguson, a leading distributor of industrial pipe, valves and fittings recently received the President’s Award from McElroy, a world leader in pipe fusion equipment.

HDPE Pipe Plays Major Role In City’s Sewer Expansion

The city of Garland, TX, is in the process of a major sanitary sewer improvement program that will expand its capacity and improve conditions for this community of 230,000 located just northeast of Dallas.