There’s no such thing as a plastic pipe. There is however, a technically advanced, superior flowing, low cost installation, anti corrosive vessel.
Some benefits of using a plastic pipe
- Superior flow characteristics
- Anti corrosive
- +50 year life span
The selection of piping for specific applications is done using the following criteria
- Exposed Pipelines (exposed to sunlight and natural elements)
The pipes are usually HDPE. The product is uv resistant and can be welded easily. Natural disasters like veld fires seldom damage this type of material. Joining of these pipe are welded joints (butt, extrusion, hot gas, electro-Fusion and Socket fusion welding) and mechanical joints (flanged and compression couplings)
- Buried Pipe lines
Normally uPVC pipes are used for this application as they
are a cost effective
alternative to traditional materials such as steel, caste iron, asbestos, cement and concrete.
A correctly selected plastic pipe has excellent resistance against abrasion and /or corrosion. Plastic pipes are used extensively in the conveying of slurries, acid transfer, water reticulation, water treatment, gas lines, irrigation and storm water applications. Other uses include a non conductive housing for telecoms and electrical cabling.
Special applications require different materials of construction. Pipes are available in uPVC, cPVC, HDPE, Polypropylene, PVDF and GRP reinforced polypropylene.