Molecor (Getafe), a Spanish company specializing in the manufacture of oriented PVC (PVC-O) pipe and related technology for water pressure distribution, has developed a new socket joint system. Molecor modified the classic socket shape, enlarging the bell lip surface section to ensure safe installation and guarantee against leakage.
The open lip edge with a bell shape improves the socket joint of the pipe systems, providing a localized orientation to reinforce those areas where strain is concentrated. The socket side is the most important part of the piping system, Molecor's information notes. A complex geometry imparts greater strength to the socket joint system, especially in large-diameter and high-pressure pipes.