Abstract: Disclosed is a method of joining piping materials which comprises, forming at an end portion of one piping material to be joined a socket composed of a tapered portion which is diametrally enlarged gradually toward the pipe end and a maximum diameter portion extending from the tapered portion with the maximum diameter thereof, then fitting an intermediary inserting member along the internal peripheral surface of the tapered portion in the socket to be in intimate contact therewith and thereafter inserting an end portion of the other piping material thereto, further pressurizing the external peripheral of the socket with two clamping members having a lateral cross-sectional shape with the center position as the deepest portion and tapered planes of clamping action on both sides thereof in the radial direction, thereby effecting plastic deformation of the maximum diameter portion in the diameter shrinking direction.
Abstract: A method of joining a pair of pipes is disclosed. The method includes forming one of the pipes with an enlarged diameter near one end thereof. A radially-outwardly flared section widens from the enlarged diameter toward the end of the pipe. An elastic gasket and a C-shaped rigid ring are placed in the flared section. A second pipe is then inserted inside the enlarged section of the first pipe. The outer pipe is then inwardly deformed by the action of a pressure member, such as the die, applied to the exterior of the outer pipe in the region of the pipe overlap. The free end of the outer pipe deforms plastically inwardly toward the inserted pipe thereby compressing the gasket into sealing engagement between the two pipes and compressing the C-shaped ring. As the C-shaped ring is compressed, the outer pipe is deformed into the inserted pipe so that the ring is engaged by the inner wall of the outer pipe and is wedged into the outer wall of the inserted pipe.
Abstract: A method of joining first and second piping materials with a C ring. The C ring has a sharp annular rim along the internal peripheral surface thereof on the pipe end side, and the C ring also has a cross-section such that a first cornered edge formed along the internal peripheral surface of the C ring on the annular gasket side and a second cornered edge formed along the external peripheral surface of the C ring on the pipe end side each define an acute angle. An end portion of the second piping material is inserted into the socket and into the C ring. The piping material are held by means of a pair of clamping jaws each having a tapered plane of clamping action opposing each other, and the jaws are then moved closer to each other along the axis of the pipes, respectively, for pressurizing the piping materials to effect plastic deformation of at least the maximum diameter portion at the end of the first piping material to deform the gasket and clamp the piping materials together.