Applications

High and medium density polyethylene pipe has proven to be a highly successful construction material for modern piping installations. Since its inception in the mid 1950’s, polyethylene has been utilized for a broad array of piping applications such as follows :

  • Pressure-rated potable water distribution
  • Natural gas distribution
  • Drainage and sewerage
  • Oil and gas collection
  • Marine outfalls
  • Fire fighting networks
  • Relining of old pipelines
  • Laboratories and chemical industries
  • Electrical Conduit and Fiber-optic ducts
  • Mine slurry transportation,
  • Irrigations and many others.

The expanding use of PE pipe has been the result of continual research and improvement in resin, pipe and installation technologies. Through these sustained efforts the role of PE pipe as a tough, durable piping product offering distinct advantages for various piping installations has continued to grow. Research and development has culminated in a new level of technical performance for polyethylene which is now in the increasing trend every year in the market place. PE 100 pipes offer unique technical and operational benefits. The recognized improvement in resistance to slow crack growth and rapid crack propagation afforded these PE piping products for an even larger role within the pipeline construction and operation industries.