Plastic Pipe & Pipe Weld 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

TestResources makes versatile universal testing machines which can be configured with a variety of specimen fixtures to accomplish all of the above tests on one machine. These systems perform compression, tensile, ring stiffness, ring flexibility, and other mechanical force tests with common test methods such as ASTM D2412, ASTM D638, ASTM D695, ASTM D790, and many more.

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.

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