Acu-Tech sells the following types of HDPE Pipe:
Providing quality drinking water to people is of global importance, and a core part of our business is to provide piping solutions for water applications that are economical and environmentally sustainable. The Acu-Water piping system is the No. 1 choice for all water supply lines, providing flexibility, longevity and economy. Acu-Water poly pipe is black with blue stripes, also commonly known as blueline poly pipe, and is a HDPE pressure pipe used to transport potable water. Acu-Tech’s blue stripe PE pipe is easily recognisable and is manufactured in W.A.
Protection of both lives and property from fire damage is a crucial part of the design on every project. The Acu-Fire pipe system has unique properties that make it the material of choice for below-ground fire main pipelines. Acu-Tech’s experience in supplying HDPE piping means we can quickly respond to your requirements for red-striped pipe lengths for hydrants, hose reels, and sprinklers. We stock the most common lengths and diameters and can custom make any specific sizes you may need. Acu-Fire is black HDPE pipe, with a red stripe, which is why it is nicknamed ‘Red Stripe Poly Pipe’.
Gas distribution is an important sector for high integrity products where the safe transport of gaseous fuels is of paramount importance. Acu-Gas is the system of choice for below-ground natural and LP gas mains and distribution pipelines. Acu-Tech has forged strong relationships with both gasfitters and gas utilities over many years. We offer support, training and advice on complete package solutions. Acu-Gas comes in lengths and coils, either in a full yellow jacket, or black pipe with a yellow stripe, which is RAL1033 yellow colour. Acu-Tech manufactures yellow stripe gas pipe in W.A., and Acu-Gas yellow striped PE pipe has been used on many gas mains projects around Perth, Melbourne and Brisbane.
Acu-Comms communication conduit is manufactured from High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) with a white co-extruded outer layer for clear identification. Acu-Comms conduit can be installed below ground by a variety of methods, including directional drilling, ploughing, and open trench. Also, its flexibility and availability in continuous coiled lengths facilitates installation into existing conduits or ducts as inner-duct. Acu-Comms is always full white jacket, and can be distinguished from Acu-Therm pressure pipe by the wall thickness – Acu-Comms is non-pressure conduit, and therefore much thinner wall than Acu-Therm white pressure pipe. For telecommunications purposes, Acu-Subduct is also available as an inner-duct, to segregate cables and provide extra protection when cables are run in future.
Acu-Power electrical conduit is manufactured from High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) with an orange co-extruded outer layer for clear identification. Advances in cable technologies, as well as the expense of repairs, have driven preferences for protective conduit over that of direct burial. Acu-Power conduit provides superior mechanical protection to electrical cables, as well as protection from moisture or chemicals and even, in some cases, animals. Furthermore, the permanent pathway provided by conduit also facilitates replacement projects or future installations of additional cable or duct. Acu-Power is easy to recognise with its full X15 orange pipe jacket, and is made in Western Australia from PE100 material.
The Acu-Black PE100 Pipe System incorporates the largest range of pipe and fittings manufactured from high density PE100 material. Acu-Black pipe and fittings are utilised in a wide range of fluid and gas applications across the plumbing, mining, civil, energy and mechanical services markets. Built on nearly 50 years of industry research and innovation, PE pipes have a track record of exceptional performance and durability in many demanding applications. Acu-Black HDPE pressure pipe has a full black exterior, and can also be manufactured in HSCR material. Acu-Black is also used for large diameter water pipes or large diameter sewer pipes.
Providing quality irrigation water to where it is needed is a key challenge, which Acu-Tech’s Acu-Rural pipe can come in handy. These pipes can withstand high temperatures and are economical and environmentally sustainable. The Acu-Rural piping system is the No. 1 choice for all water supply lines for farms, vineyards, etc., providing reliability, longevity and economy. Acu-Rural poly pipe is black with a brown/red stripe, and is non-pressure pipe and available in imperial sizes up to 2 inch. Red stripe rural pipe is made to Australian Standards, unlike green stripe rural poly pipe, which is poorer quality and not made to Australian Standards. Acu-Tech recommends using red stripe rural pipe, rather than green stripe pipe.
Acu-Therm PE100 pipe is manufactured with a highly reflective white coating on the outside. This coating is extruded at the same time as the main pipe (co-extruded), forming an integral part of the pipe. Acu-Therm pipe is the ultimate solution for above ground applications including temporary water supply. Acu-Therm PE pipe is recognisable by its white exterior, which is a key part to reducing the effect of sunlight on the pipeline, and can be manufactured with stripes for identification, if it is to be used for water, recycled water, sewer, or stormwater applications.
Acu-Drain HDPE is a complete drain, waste and vent system of pipes and fittings, manufactured from high-density polyethylene (HDPE). Acu-Drain poly pipe is not pressure pipe, it is designed for wastewater pipelines, and fittings are consequently designed to use gravity to drain water and waste from the pipeline. This is why 90⁰ drainage fittings are actually 88.5⁰ fittings, to allow the water to travel slightly down hill. Acu-Drain comes in plain black, and is typically has a much thinner wall than Acu-Black pressure pipe, which also has a full black exterior. A range of unique fittings are available from Acu-Tech including welded S traps and P traps.
Water is a precious resource in Australia’s dry climate, and this has led to its conservation through the use of recycled or reclaimed (grey) water sources, and rainwater catchment systems. Non-potable water supply is now an important part of sustainable building design. The standard AS3500.1:2003 “water services” requires that the system be kept entirely separate from the potable water supply, and that the piping be colour-coded and labelled to identify it as non-potable. Also known as lilac stripe poly pipe or purple stripe PE pipe, Recycle-Tech HDPE pipe is identified by its black with purple stripes, which in AS2700 colours is black with P23 lilac stripes, although recycled water pipe can also be supplied in a complete lilac or purple jacket.
The most common types of damage in sewers are broken pipe and defective connections, typical for rigid and brittle pipe. Our Acu-Sewer PE pipe system is mainly fused which results in a material-homogeneous joint which requires no additional sealing elements. Fused PE pipes facilitate the construction and operation of a very robust and durable, permanently sealed and long-lasting sewer piping system. This means the system does no longer consist of individual components, but one single pipe section. Acu-Sewer pressure pipe is identified by its black with cream stripes, but can be made to other colours by agreement between the purchaser and supplier.
Acu-Tech also sells a number of other Piping Systems, including:
- The Acu-Tech PP-R system, which has been designed for the use both in sanitary applications for the supply of hot and cold water, and in the heating and air-conditioning industry. The system can also be used for industrial applications for transporting chemicals and liquid foods. PP-R is an acronym for Polypropylene Random Copolymer. PP-R pipe is a light green colour, and is quite common in the HVAC industry.
- Acu-Air pipe lengths for compressed air pipe. Typically blue air pipe is made to withstand high pressure, but allows for easy installation and joining.
- Acu-Subduct inner ducting for communications conduit, to further protect and segregate cables within comms conduit, often used for internet cables including NBN, Telstra cables and Optus cables, or telecommunications networks.
- Custom made PE100 HDPE Pipe, including HDPE pipe for floating fish farms, HDPE pipe for certain chemicals or explosives, HDPE pipe for HVAC, HDPE pipe for blasting and high pressure water cleaning, HDPE pipe for marine applications, HDPE pipe for aquaculture, HDPE collar pipe, HDPE pipe for irrigation and HDPE pipe for horticultural experiments.
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