Puddle Flanges

Black Puddle Flange / Long Spigot / PN16 / SDR11

Puddle flanges perform the same function as their Ductile Iron (DI) counterparts.  Designed for encasement in concrete, where PE passes through a structure (typically a concrete wall). Because PE is an 'end to end system' in respect to the transfer of forces (pressure, thermal and ground movement). A puddle flange design must withstand loads that exceed the ultimate tensile strength of the pipe meaning Pipe fails first in a tensile pull to failure.

For this reason, Mill-Pro puddle flanges are either injection moulded in PE100+ or machined from a single piece of extruded PE100+ hollow bar. They contain no welds or joints in the puddle area. (between the tapered sections).

In reclaimed land applications (for which PE is perfectly suited to), designers must consider to total lateral force that may be applied to a concrete structure, by the pipe pulling on the structure as it sinks with the settling ground. Click here for a more detailed presentation on settlement loadings.

Unlike DI, PE will not naturally form a leak-free seal when embedded into the concrete. PE expands when surrounded by mass concrete, due to the increase in temperature of curing concrete.  Once the concrete cools, the PE reverts to its original size leaving a small gap between the PE and the concrete, this gap allows water to pass both into or out of the structure.  

To prevent this a Hydrophilic vulcanized expansive rubber sealing ring is fitted to a groove in the puddles ring.  This Hydrophilic ring expands >600% when activated by exposure to moisture.  Hydrophilic sealing rings comply with ASTM D471 and must be kept dry in until they are installed and are supplied as standard.

NOTEThis product is not suitable for making pressure connections such as the base of a reservoir. Hydrophilic sealing rings are a water stop, not a pressure seal.  They are designed to expand into the surrounding structure and provide a barrier to groundwater ingress or egress typically found in chambers or structures, a few meters below ground level. 

Product Code dn t W D5 D4 L3 le L Availability in Hong Kong
P5316.138.125 125 11.4 20 AoR 157 50 118 356 6-8 weeks
P5316.138.180 180 16.4 21 AoR 225 50 105 331 6-8 weeks
P5316.138.250 250 22.7 29 AoR 313 50 203 536 6-8 weeks
P5316.138.315 315 28.6 36 AoR 394 50 271 677 6-8 weeks
P5316.138.355 355 32.2 41 AoR 444 82 256 716 6-8 weeks
P5316.138.450 450 40.9 52 AoR 563 104 306 872 6-8 weeks
P5316.138.500 500 45.4 57 AoR 625 114 344 974 6-8 weeks
P5316.138.560 560 50.8 64 AoR 700 128 395 1110 6-8 weeks
P5316.138.630 630 57.2 72 AoR 788 144 463 1286 6-8 weeks
P5316.138.710 710 64.5 81 AoR 888 162 549 1503 6-8 weeks
P5316.138.800 800 72.6 91 AoR 1000 182 667 1788 6-8 weeks

Note:

1. Larger sizes can be found in our wastewater section

2. AoR - Dimensions Available on Request

Puddle Flange / Butt Fusion / PN10 / SDR17

As above, however, machined to suit SDR 17 pipes with butt fusion ends for site butt welding. 

Product Code dn t W D5 D4 L3 le L Availability in Hong Kong
P2314.138.900 900 53.3 67 AoR 1045 134 100 535 6-8 weeks
P2314.138.1000 1000 59.3 74 AoR 1161 148 100 570 6-8 weeks
P2314.138.1200 1200 71.1 89 AoR 1393 178 100 645 6-8 weeks

Note:

1. Above dn800, puddle flanges are supplied with fusion weld ends for factory joining to a pipe to reduce site welds. Long spigots versions are available on request

2. Other sizes and SDRs are available on request

3. AoR - Dimensions Available on Request