There’s a new pipe joint in town. It’s the ALPHA restraint joint system launched recently by AMERICAN at WEFTEC 2016. According to Derek Scott, Marketing and Technical Manager with AMERICAN Flow Control, the new joint is easy to install with one stainless steel bolt at the top compared to the 8-bolts-on-each-end, traditional mechanical joint.
Scott discussed the new restraint joint on Water Online Radio. “It’s especially attractive because of its compatibility with various materials including ductile iron, cast iron, PVC and HDPE,” explained Scott.
On a similar note, Maury Gaston, Manager of Marketing Services for AMERICAN Ductile Iron Pipe and AMERICAN Spiralweld Pipe, discussed the company’s earthquake joint, with 8 degrees of joint flexibility to deal with seismic conditions.
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