Method of Securing Pipe Elements End to End

  • US 20090206598A1
  • Filed: 04/14/2009
  • Published: 08/20/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/14/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of securing facing end portions of pipe elements together in end-to-end relationship, wherein said end portions of said pipe elements have an outer surface of substantially cylindrical profile, said method comprising:

  • providing a coupling having a plurality of coupling segments attached to one another end-to-end surrounding a central space, said coupling segments having arcuate surfaces adapted to interface with the outer surfaces of said pipe elements;

    inserting said end portions of said pipe elements into said central space; and

    drawing said coupling segments towards one another so as to engage said arcuate surfaces with said outer surfaces of said pipe elements.

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