APS has the capability to test pipe joint sizes
from 4" diameter to 60" diameter. The pipe joint testing
will conform to
the requirements of ASTM D3212 or special testing
capabilities are available.
With over 20 years of pipe joint design experience
pipe business APS knows how to design and test pipe
The testing equipment is capable of performing the
pressure and vacuum testing requirements of ASTM D2312. Also the
equipment is capable of performing the misaligned test to the
manufacturer's specification. Lastly the specialized test
equipment is capable of
performing the 5% deflection test requirement.
testing (as shown right) is performed with a crush bar located 1/2 the pipe diameter from the
center line of the gasket or at the end of the bell whichever is
Deflection testing is designed to simulate rock
impingement near the pipe joint.
Angular misalignment is also tested (as shown
Angular misalignment is designed simulate
deficiencies in contractor installations such as grade or alignment
3rd party certification is also available. The certification will
be signed by a registered professional engineer, if necessary, to certify
successful completion of the pipe
Pipe Joint Design Services
APS has developed a pipe joint
design calculator which takes into account the viscoelastic behavior of
the bell, spigot, and gasket material. This design calculator is highly
accurate and is useful in trouble shooting or perfecting pipe joint designs.
APS has teamed up with arguably the premier gasket
supplier in the pipe industry to provide quick design, gasket fabrication and
testing turnaround service at one locations. Follow this link to more
information on the lubeless gasket.