HPDE is a thermoplastic plastic polymer made from petroleum. It is one of the most versatile plastic materials. It can be used in a variety of ways. It is used to make bottles, crockery, and toys. It is most well-known for its high tensile strengths. It has a high melting point and a high resistance.
It is used extensively in food applications. It can also be used to make wood-plastic composites. It’s also used in medical applications such as plastic surgery, particularly for facial procedures and those related to skeletal rehabilitation. It can also be used in 3-D printing and show boards. HDPE is also used in food and beverage containers.
It gives products made from HDPE a better grip. It can also be found in food-grade quality. It is easy to maintain, safe and lasts a long time. They are of high quality, which means they last longer. Some of the advantages and reasons why it has a high commercial demand are because of its high ductility, malleability–the ability to be molded easily, high resistance to corrosion, and large strength to density ratio.
Take a look at the following HDPE pipe features:
Heat fusion is used to join polyethylene pipes. The joint is almost as strong as the pipe itself and virtually leak-free thanks to electrofusion, sidewall fusion, socket, and sidewall fusion. This unique jointing method results in significant cost savings compared to other materials.
Abrasion, corrosion, and chemical resistant
The performance of polyethylene piping in mining, dredging, and other similar applications shows that it can outlast more expensive piping materials when carrying a variety of abrasive substances. HDPE is almost inert and has excellent resistance to corrosion. HDPE does not require expensive maintenance. Polyethylene is more resistant to acids, bases, and salts than other piping materials. Polyethylene is also resistant to bacteria, fungi, and even the most aggressive naturally occurring soils. Polyethylene is resistant to solvents and fuels, as well as many other organic substances.
Excellent flow characteristics
A smaller PE pipe can have a comparable volumetric flow rate at the same pressure because polyethylene is more smooth than cast iron, concrete, steel, and ductile iron. It is less likely to cause turbulence and has a lower tendency to drag at high flow. Its excellent chemical resistance and non-stick surface almost eliminate scaling and pitting, and maintain the exceptional hydraulic characteristics throughout the service life of the pipe.
Very lightweight and flexible
You can get polyethylene pipes in either straight lengths or coils. It is made from materials that are one-eighth as dense as steel and therefore lightweight. Installation does not require heavy lifting equipment.
It is easy to fit, performs well on shifting soils, and is ideal for earthquake-prone regions. HDPE is resistant to freezing and can be bent without the use of too many fittings. HDPE is not brittle and can be bent over uneven terrain in continuous lengths with no additional couplings or welds.
- Lower life cycle costs
Corrosion resistance. It does not rust, rot, or corrode.
Make sure you don’t let it leak. The heat-fused joints form a homogenous monolithic system. The fusion joint is more powerful than the pipe.
Keeps optimal flow rates. It is not tuberculated and has a high resistance against a scale or biological buildup.
Excellent water hammer characteristics. Built to withstand surge events.
Allowance for high strain. Almost eliminates the possibility of freezing pipes bursting.
Lower repair costs can lead to additional cost savings.
Potable water losses and groundwater nuisance treatment costs associated with traditional piping systems are virtually eliminated by using this system.
- Lower installation costs
Trenchless technology’s preferred material. This material is used in directional boring and plowing, river crossings as well as pipe bursting, slip lining, and pipe bursting.
Pipe flexibility allows for fewer fittings. The maximum bending radius is 20-25 times beyond the pipe’s diameter.
For handling and installation of metallic materials, you will need lighter equipment.
This eliminates the need for a thrust block. The heat-fused joints can be fully restrained.
You can save significant money on labor and equipment by using lighter weight and longer lengths.
HDPE Pipes Advantages
- Potable water safety and reliability for the long-term
- Resistance to corrosion, tuberculation, and deposits
- Installations can be done quickly with flexibility
- Resistance to freeze-break
- Easy to transport, lightweight
- Avoid Jobsite theft by keeping your scrap value low
- Installations on the job require durability and toughness.
- There are many options for fitting and joining.
- Recyclable and eco-friendly material
- Heat fusible to ensure virtually leak-free performance
HDPE Pipes Applications
HDPE piping systems, which are part of PPI’s Building & Construction Division serve as ground loops for ground-source geothermal applications. Also known as geo-exchange or earth energy systems, they are also used in the PPI Building & Construction Division.
HDPE is known for its exceptional physical properties and its minimal environmental impact.
- HDPE is more energy-efficient than other types of pipes.
- HDPE is lighter than metal pipes and therefore more economical to transport.
- HDPE’s flexibility and heat fusion for pipe joining mean that fewer fittings will be required.
- Trenchless installations are possible because HDPE pipe has smaller physical properties than other fusible products. This allows for less disruption to the ground.
- HDPE pipe with heat fusion is leak-free
- HDPE doesn’t emit any potentially dangerous levels of toxic chemicals into the air, water, or ground during manufacturing or fusion.
- HDPE pipe can also be used in non-pressure piping applications.
HDPE Pipes Disadvantages
HDPE Pipe of Disadvantages such as this:
- High thermal expansion
- Weather resistance in poor weather
- Stress cracking
- It is difficult to bond
- Temperature limitations
- Low strength/stiffness