What is HDPE Pipe?
HDPE Pipe is a robust, flexible piping system, used for fluid and gas transfer across the world.
Polyethylene’s toughness, immunity from corrosion, excellent resistance to chemicals and low weight have contributed to its continued appeal for use in situations where cost-effective and reliable piping systems are required.
Wikipedia states: “HDPE is known for its large strength to density ratio. The density of HDPE can range from 930 to 970 kg/m3. Although the density of HDPE is only marginally higher than that of low-density polyethylene, HDPE has little branching, giving it stronger intermolecular forces and tensile strength than LDPE. The difference in strength exceeds the difference in density, giving HDPE a higher specific strength. It is also harder and more opaque and can withstand somewhat higher temperatures (120 °C/ 248 °F for short periods). High-density polyethylene, unlike polypropylene, cannot withstand normally required autoclaving conditions. The lack of branching is ensured by an appropriate choice of catalyst (e.g., Ziegler-Natta catalysts) and reaction conditions.
The physical properties of HDPE can vary depending on the molding process that is used to manufacture a specific sample; to some degree a determining factor are the international standardized testing methods employed to identify these properties for a specific process. For example, in Rotational Molding, to identify the environmental stress crack resistance of a sample, the Notched Constant Tensile Load Test (NCTL) is put to use. Owing to these desirable properties, pipes constructed out of HDPE are ideally applicable for potable water, and waste water (storm and sewage).” See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-density_polyethylene
Harnessing the power and advantages of polyethylene, Acu-Tech manufactures robust high-performance polyethylene pressure pipes for a wide range of applications.
HDPE Pressure Pipes can be used for the following applications:
- Drinking Water Pipelines (Acu-Water)
- Fire Main Pipelines (Acu-Fire)
- Gas Pipelines (Acu-Gas)
- Above-Ground Pipelines (Acu-Therm)
- Wastewater Pipeline (Acu-Drain)
- Electrical conduit (Acu-Power)
- Imperial Pipe for rural areas (Acu-Rural)
- General Use Pipelines (Acu-Black)
- Communications conduit (Acu-Comms)
- Recycled water pipelines (Recycle-Tech)
- Sewer pipelines (Acu-Sewer)
- Sanitary & HVAC PP-R systems (Acu-Tech PP-R)
Backed with experience in working with Australia’s industrial, mining, utilities and plumbing sectors, our products and services are developed purposely to provide each sector with best-fitting solutions.
Acu-Tech’s HD-PE100 pipe comes in 20mm to 800mm in lengths and coils. Clients have the option of striping or full coating for system-specific colour coding. See www.acu-tech.com.au/products/pe-pressure-pipe/
Polyethylene’s toughness, immunity from corrosion, excellent resistance to chemicals and low weight has contributed to its continued appeal for use in situations where cost-effective and reliable piping systems are required. HDPE’s ability to be easily recycled makes it very environmentally friendly – these poly enviro-pipes are more sustainable than using steel or concrete pipes.
Other modified poly materials can be used to make HDPE Pipe – such as the Qenos HSCR pipe, made from RCD Alkadyne HCR193B material, which is an improvement of PE100 material, and increases the pipe’s resistance to cracking. See www.acu-tech.com.au/products/hscr-and-rcd-pipe/