Hillsborough County Public Utilities Department (HCPUD) has used PVC pipe extensively for open-cut, horizontal directional drill (HDD), and jack & bore (J&B) installations due to its long term corrosion resistance and proven compatibility with all types of potable, reclaim and wastewater conditions. When open-cut is not allowed or is not considered cost-effective, HCPUD design consultants often specify Fusible PVC® pipe. Advantages compared with other restrained joint PVC pipe products include a continuous outer diameter across the pipe barrel and fusion joint, a joint strength equivalent to the pipe barrel and bending forces displaced across the bend radius of the pipe rather than concentrated at a deflected mechanical joint.
Five separate HCPUD projects demonstrate a variety of challenging pipeline installations where designers chose to utilize Fusible PVC® pipe. <<Click here to read more>>