Mechanical Shoulders

 

Manufacturers such as Victaulic or Grinnell produce special sleeve clamp fittings that are increasingly replacing classic flanged connections. They typically attach to the end of a pipe segment by using circumferential grooves pressed (or cut, in older designs) around the end of the pipe to be joined.

Mechanical connectors are widely used on larger steel pipes, but are also becoming more popular with polyethylene when being used in mining or industrial applications.

The chief advantage of these newer connectors is that they can be installed in the field after cutting the pipe to length, which is much faster than traditional flanged connections, which must be factory-welded or field-welded to pipe segments.

 

We manufacturer a range of "shoulders" which are then welded to a pipeline or fitting, the sleeve clamp is then used to grip around our "shoulder" fitting. These 'shoulder' fittings are available in a range of sizes and SDR ratings.

 

All fittings are manufactured in accordance with AS/NZS 4129: 2008 and are manufactured from extruded material in accordance with AS/NZS 4130:2009

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