As part of North Rankin “A” AFP firemain upgrade project, sections of existing carbon steel non-hazardous open drain piping are to be replaced with Ameron Bondstrand GRE 7000M piping. The tie-ins between carbon steel and GRE piping comprises of a female Bondstrand 7000M quick lock coupling bonded to male carbon steel pipe by an adhesive joint.
It is proposed to hydrostatically test DN150 (6”) ASTM A106 Gr.B Sch 40 carbon steel to Bondstrand 7000M quick lock adhesive joints in accordance with ISO 14692-4 at test pressure of 22.5bar (60 minutes), 27 bar (15 minutes) and eventually to burst pressure.
BondStrong scope comprised of providing the following services;
Joint failed @ 54 bar showed on data logger during burst test.
*VHM Solutions was operating as Bondstrong Pty Ltd