HDPE Pipe middle connectors are the irrigation tools use in connecting the same irrigation pipes. This because Hdpe pipes come in various lengths of 100 meters, 50 meters and so on which limits application lengths beyond the standard one.
Whenever supply requires pipes of longer lengths beyond the above mentioned lengths, automatically there is need to join them together thus the use of Hdpe connectors
More ever, Hdpe pipe connectors come in different sizes according to the pipe diameters. The various sizes available are the 16mm, 20 mm, 25 mm, 32 mm, 40 mm, 50 mm, 63 mm, and 90 mm
Eunidrip irrigation systems stock the above connectors which are relatively cheap and easy to fix unlike the heavy commercial joiners that are available in the market.
Types of Hdpe pipe middle connectors
- Butt fusion
- Thermal bushing
- Electro fusion
- Rubber gasket latching
For ease in Hdpe pipe connection at relatively cheap Hdpe pipe middle connectors, Eunidrip irrigation systems stocks the middle connectors that use the principles of rubber gasket latching.
In rubber gasket latching the connectors are of different sections which includes the gripper, fastener, rubber seal (o ring), and the holder.
Functions of Hdpe pipe middle connectors parts
Gripper of middle connectors
This is the section with serrated grip like structures which hold together the pipe after fixing.
This is the section that slides into pipe thus pushing the o rings towards the holders so that the pipe leakages are prevented.
Rubber seal (o ring) of middle connector
.Fixing o the pipe correctly and tightly is normally done by o ring
This is the section where the pipes junctions meet
Hdpe middle connectors come in various colors which may include, red, yellow, blue, black and some come with purple color. Colors do not affect the functionality of the tool but it helps in identifying the manufacturers or the batch details.
Procedures in installation of pipe middle connectors
- Cut the pipe at the place to be joined to the axis and clean the pipe ends.
Clean any debris from the pipe.
- Prepare the fittings in place and check the connector in terms of the cleanliness, available of rubbers and fasteners.
- Place the two simple ends of the pipe placed inside couplings or accessories, so that the two pipes are in content with the central holder.
- The connection system should remain in straight position for full attachment.
Importance of Hdpe middle connectors
Green environmental protection
non-toxic, tasteless, after strict health monitoring, belongs to green building materials, never scale, can effectively improve water quality.
pipe middle connectors are resistant to corrosion by a variety of chemical, and chemicals present in the soil do not cause any degradation or damage to the pipeline.
the material used in manufactured of HDPE middle connectors of irrigation pipes is generally hard and intact. For the uneven settlement, its adaptability is very strong and the seismic performance is good. Hence it brings about a high toughness
: It has high propagation system for piping usually has some adhesive factors, which has high crack resistance which harden the material help to avoid the breaking of the pipe
Good wear resistance
The HDPE pipe connectors have good wear resistance, low wall friction coefficient, low flow resistance flexibility and strong conveying capacity which enable free wear resistance
The HDPE irrigation pipe can be used in a variety of trench less ways, easy to construction and installation at the field, which it’s the best
The HDPE pipe for irrigation has a Low system cost and low maintenance cost can greatly reduce project costs.
Long service life
The buried irrigation pipe is normally used for 55 years, which usually gives long time service
Recyclable, environmentally friendly
The HDPE irrigation pipe connector and materials can be reused, fully in line with the nationally advocated efficient environmental protection concept. Where that its environmentally friendly, and recyclable which it’s Eco-friendly
Cost of HDPE pipe middle connectors
Joining of the Hdpe pest in dependent on the cost of the middle connectors size . As stated earlier the sizes readily available in the market are 16mm, 20 mm, 25 mm, 32 mm, 40 mm, 50 mm, 63 mm, and 90 mm
The cost of this HDPE middle connectors ranges between ksh 25 to ksh 3500