Plastic Pipe and Pipe Welds Testing

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Plastic Pipe and Pipe Welds Testing

Plastic pipe and pipe welds are often tested with tensile, bend and compression tests to determine the strength of the material and weld points. A common test we see is the PE100 electrofusion welding quality in gas pipeline. For this kind of test, it is typical to test with the following ASTM standards:

  • Tensile testing per ASTM D638
  • Flexural bend testing per ASTM D790
  • Compression testing per ASTM D695 or ASTM D2412

For compression testing, a compression platen assembly with two load cells offers unparalleled stiffness and rigidity for testing plastic pipe. Accompanied by a wide column spacing to accommodate a range of plastic pipe diameters will guarantee you accurate test data.