For combined walls (wide flange beams) with PZ/PZC (ball & socket) sheet piles
PZ 22, 27, 35, 40
PZC 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 25, 26, 28, 37, 39, 41
- steel grade
- ASTM Grade 50 or better,
- ~ 7.58 lb/ft
General weld guidelines for connectors
- All seams have a = 6 mm (~.236”).
- Both sides have a tip and toe welding continuously of 500 mm (~20.0”).
- Both sides are tack welded in the free length between tip and toe welding with 200 mm/m (~8”/3.28’). The distance from seam to seam is 800 mm (~31.5”) or less.
- In salt water the water side is continuously welded on the whole pile length. Rear side is as above in step #3.
Note: the above is for references purposes only and the welding design must be checked against other considerations such as anchor forces, shear forces and otherwise difficult driving conditions.
- The beams are delivered with the connectors already attached.
- First, install the king piles (beams) as you would in any combined sheet pile wall application.
- Grasp the sheet piling and thread between the already installed beams.
- All welding seams are a minimum ~6mm (~0.25”).
- Both sides have a continuous minimum tip and toe welding of ~500mm (~20”).
- Both sides are tack welded in the free length between tip and toe welding with ~200mm/m (~8”/yd). The distance from seam to seam is ~800mm (~31.5”) or less.
- In salt water, the water side is continuously welded on the whole pile length. Follow the instructions above for the reverse side of the pile, if it is not in contact with salt water.