Butt and Fusion Welding

Butt and Fusion Welding

Butt welding

Butt welding is a welding technique used to join PE (polyethylene) pipes together. The join is made by using hot plates to melt the ends of the pipes, then joining them together under pressure. PE pipes are commonly used for water, sewer, stormwater and power ducts instead of PVC pipes. We offer butt welding of up to 315 mm.

Electrofusion welding

Electrofusion (or fusion) welding is a method of joining plastic pipes using special fittings which have built-in electric heating elements. The pipes to be joined are firstly cleaned before an electrofusion fitting is installed. Voltage is then applied for a fixed amount of time depending on the fitting used. The built-in heater coils melt the inside and outside of the pipe and the two ends are joined together.

Why choose KB Contractors for butt or fusion welding?

KB Contractors has an experienced team, with specialist NZQA qualifications in butt and electrofusion welding, with these qualifications requiring refreshing every two years, to keep our team up to date. We are members of Civil Contractors New Zealand, SiteWise, Site Safe, ConstructSafe and employ over 50 staff, with a strong focus on workplace health and safety.

KB Contractors are experienced in both methods of pipe welding and provide pipe welding services to projects throughout Otago and Southland. Email us today for more information.