6-Steps to Safer Mechanical Squeeze-Offs
Hand-torque the power screw in a slow, controlled manner. The squeeze rate should be between 1-2 minutes per pipe diameter-inch, depending on the pipe’s physical characteristics (i.e. 6 min. to squeeze a 6” pipe). Torque the power screw using ONLY the handle provided. Wait 1- minutes per pipe diameter-inch for cold flow relaxation of the PE pipe. After cold flow has occurred you should be able to re-torque the screw approximately one-quarter turn to achieve the squeeze-off.
Be sure to observe your company’s safety procedures concerning static electricity and controlled release rate for the PE Pipe being used.