Joining Method Adhesive Bonding

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Primarily used for fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP), adhesive bonding is a process in which an adhesive tape is wrapped around the two pipes to be joined. There are two methods of adhesive bonding.  When two pipes are simply aligned end to end and then wrapped, the process is known as a Butt-Strap (two pipes butted together).  When one end of the pipe has been expanded to allow the end of another to be inserted, the process is known as bell and spigot.  Bell and spigot is common on pipe sizes below 12". Adhesively bonded connections can handle a wide range of pressures. To accommodate higher pressures, the installer simply wraps more adhesive layers around the joint.

Relevant Materials And Systems

Fiberglass-Reinforced Plastic (FRP) Pipe

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