Pulling Geothermal Pipe. It’s a dirty job.. but at least someone is doing it.

One of the biggest challenges of micro hydro installations is getting all the plumbing in place.

Here’s an installation of a 4″ HDPE Penstock (pipe). Delivered to site in 20′ lengths. A team works to pull the penstock 20′ at a time. The fusion machine clamps the pipe ends in place, a facer will smooth the surfaces to be fused, then a heating element is inserted that precisely melts the HDPE. Once ready, the heater is removed and the pieces are compressed together and allowed to cool before being released.

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