Unlocking the Potential of HDPE Piping Solutions

Acu-Tech's HDPE Pipes are environmentally friendly - these HDPE enviropipes are more sustainable than using steel or concrete pipes

Acu-Tech Symbol What is HDPE Pipe?

Have you ever wondered, “What is HDPE pipe?”

HDPE Pipe , also known as PE Pipe , stands as a versatile and durable piping system that finds applications in fluid and gas transfer worldwide.

Its impressive characteristics, such as toughness, resistance to corrosion, excellent chemical resilience, and lightweight design, make it the preferred choice for cost-effective and reliable piping systems, including specialized activities like horizontal direct drilling.

Wikipedia emphasizes the remarkable properties of HDPE, stating:

“HDPE is known for its large strength-to-density ratio, with a density ranging from 930 to 970 kg/m3.”

Unlike low-density polyethylene, HDPE features minimal branching, resulting in stronger inter-molecular forces and higher tensile strength.

This exceptional strength surpasses the minor density difference, granting HDPE a superior specific strength.

Furthermore, HDPE is harder, more opaque, and capable of withstanding higher temperatures, making it suitable for various applications, even in short-term exposures to temperatures of up to 120 °C (248 °F).

Acu-Tech Piping Systems harnesses the advantages of polyethylene, manufacturing robust high-performance poly pipes and polyethylene pressure pipes for a wide array of applications.

With our commitment to delivering HDPE Piping Solutions, we ensure that you have access to the most reliable and efficient piping systems for potable water, wastewater (storm and sewage), and beyond.

Explore the world of HDPE Piping Solutions with Acu-Tech and experience the unmatched durability and performance of our polyethylene pressure pipes.

Learn more about HDPE’s versatility and reliability at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-density_polyethylene

Acu-Tech Symbol Where can Polyethylene pipes be used?

HDPE Pressure Pipes can be used for the following applications:

Acu-Tech Symbol Types of HDPE Pipe

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 20 mm to 800 mm 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 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/

To see other types of HDPE Pipe, look at the photos at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HDPE_pipe

Acu-Tech Symbol HDPE Products

Acu-Tech Piping System products are utilized in a wide range of applications across plumbing, mining, mechanical markets & HDPE Civil Engineering pipes.

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HDPE Pipes

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HDPE Fittings

hdpe drainage pipe and fittings

HDPE Drainage

custom fabrication

Custom Fabrication

Anscillary Items

Ancillary Items

Poly welders & tools

HDPE Welders & Tools

Acu-Tech Symbol HDPE / PE Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the difference between Polyethylene and HDPE?
  • HDPE is actually a type of Polyethylene, (High Density Poly-Ethylene) which has been modified to give it a high level of impermeability and strong molecular bond, making it suitable
    for high pressure pipelines.

  • Are PE and Polyethylene the same thing?
  • Yes – P.E. stands for Polyethylene, which is a thermoplastic derived from petroleum, discovered in 1898 by accident!

  • Can High Density Polyethylene be recycled?
  • Yes – HDPE is commonly recycled, and has the number “2” as its resin identification code.

  • Is HDPE and PE100 the same thing?
  • No – PE100 is a class of HDPE, with the ‘100’ referring to the Minimum Required Strength (MRS), which is based on the long-term strength of the respective materials, in accordance
    with ISO 12162. Current standards call for PE100 – PE80 is the next grade down from PE100, and PE120 is the next grade up (although it is still in development). Each grade is
    developed to withstand its environment and issues from previous grades, such as Rapid Crack Propagation, Slow Crack Growth, or Chemical Resistance.

  • What does MRS poly pipe mean?
  • In HDPE Pipe terms, MRS stands for “Minimum Required Strength” (MRS). Poly Pipe MRS is always calculated at an ambient temperature of 20°C, and is the minimum required strength at
    which PE compound is defined. The MRS is the lower predicted limit of the hydrostatic strength at a time of 50 years, rounded down.

  • Why is polyethylene plastic pipe considered cost effective?
  • Polyethylene as HDPE can be recycled into other products, which is more cost effective than manufacturing a new product from new plastic.

  • What is rapid crack propagation?
  • Rapid crack propagation is a phenomenon that can occur in piping systems when a long, fast-moving brittle crack propagates a pipe material body. Cast iron pipes and plastic pipes
    under certain conditions can experience this phenomenon if the pipe grade and minimum required strength is not considered in manufacturing. It can also happen with age.

  • What is the difference between pressure pipe and non-pressure pipe in water applications?
  • Water supply relies on water pipes that are either pressurized through an externally generated stimulus, like flushing, leading to a higher pressure rating. Non-pressurized pipe
    relies on pressure that comes from gravity and the weight of the existing amount of water in the pe pipe.

  • What is the difference between pvc pipe and hdpe pipe?
  • PVC stands for polyvinyl chloride and is a vinyl polymer that is typically used in construction projects whereas HDPE is a high density polyethylene thermoplastic that is made from
    petroleum. PVC is heavier and stronger while HDPE is a harder, heat resistant substance.

  • What are compression fittings?
  • Compression fittings, spigot fittings, pe electrofusion fittings are basically used in joining two pipes together but it is suited to a variety of applications and are Australia’s
    choice for the industries rural, civil and industrial in joining pipes.. Acu-Tech provides a wide range of common or less common compression fittings which can be found here:

Other compression fittings. They are commonly used for temporary or low-pressure pipelines.

Disclaimer: As always with information supplied by Acu-Tech Piping Systems, we supply it as a guide in the interest of better understanding of technical properties of our products. However, the application of such information may involve engineering judgements which cannot be correctly made without intimate knowledge of all the conditions pertaining to a specific installation. Acu-Tech Piping Systems does not act as a consultant in this regard; the responsibility for the use of any information or advice contained herein rests solely with the user. It should not be used in place of a professional engineer’s judgement or advice and it is not intended as installation instructions, nor is it considered for use in emergency and safety guidelines.

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