A manhole connector is a component of a piping system that is used to connect a pipe to a manhole or other access point.Manhole Connectors fix PE pipes into Concrete chamber walls.
A connector is necessary because, unlike rigid Ductile Iron or Clay pipes, PE pipes are subject to ongoing movement through temperature change and ground settlement. This causes small but constant changes in pipe length. This combined with expansion of the pipe OD as the concrete cures, means there is always a gap between the concrete and the pipe. If a manhole connector is not used, sewage and waste water will continuously leak from the chamber, polluting ground water, leading to erosion and sinkage.
Manhole connectors in HDPE piping systems are designed to provide a watertight seal between the pipe and the manhole or access point. They are typically made from a flexible material that allows for some movement and expansion of the pipe, while still maintaining a tight seal to prevent leaks.
Manhole connectors are an important component of HDPE piping systems because they allow for easy access to the pipes for maintenance and repair. They also help to ensure that the piping system remains watertight and prevents leaks, which can be costly and damaging.
Overall, manhole connectors in HDPE piping systems are an essential component that provides a watertight seal between the pipe and the manhole or access point, while allowing for easy access to the pipes for maintenance and repair.
Smart joint manhole connector machined from PE100 hollow bar, this fitting includes a hydrophilic sealing ring in the outer edge of the puddle, sealed for exposure on site.