ACU-BLACK – PE100 Pipe Systems

The Acu-Black PE100 Pipe System incorporates the largest range 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 PE100 material has a 50 year Minimum Required Strength (MRS) of 10MPa. In practice however the actual strength is greater than the design strength, and PE100 pipelines are expected to last up to 100 years under normal operating conditions.

Heat-fused jointing systems create a monolithic structure that is stronger than the pipe itself, and completely leak-free. This eliminates rubber seals which can fail over time, also solving root intrusion problems, and provides pipeline integrity where installed in unstable ground.

Carbon black is used in all black Acu-Tech PE100 pipes at a concentration of 2.25 ± 0.25% by mass as an ultra violet radiation absorber. This additive gives Acu-Black PE100 an extremely high resistance to UV for exposed pipelines.

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What range of pipe diameters and pressure ratings is available?

  • Pipe sizes from 20mm up to 800mm diameter.
  • Pressure ratings from PN6.3 to PN25 (SDR26 to SDR7.4)
  • Standard straight lengths are 6 and 12 metres. Lengths of up to 22m are available to order.
  • Standard coil lengths are 50, 100, 150 and 200 metres.
  • Manufactured in accordance with AS/NZS 4130 “Polyethylene – PE – pipes for pressure applications” from compounds complying with AS/NZS 4131 “Polyethylene (PE) compounds for pressure pipes and fittings”

Note: The nominal diameter of PE100 pipe is its external diameter, not its internal bore diameter.

What ranges and types of fittings are available?

  • Electrofusion couplers in diameters 20mm to 710mm.
  • Full range of electrofusion fittings including elbows, tees and tapping bands in diameters 20mm to 180mm.
  • Long spigot moulded elbows, tees, reducers, threaded adaptors and flanges for electrofusion and butt fusion in diameters 20mm to 500mm.
  • Short spigot moulded elbows, tees, reducers and flanges for butt fusion in diameters 63mm to 500mm.
  • Fabricated tees, reducing tees, long radius (sweep) bends and segmented bends.
  • Custom fabricated fittings and manifolds.
  • A range of transition fittings is available for connection to other plastic or metallic pipe.
  • Manufactured in accordance with AS/NZS 4129 “Fittings for polyethylene (PE) pipes for pressure applications”

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Acu-Tech Piping Systems’ sales team have extensive experience in the supply of polyethylene pipe systems. We encourage you to tap into this wealth of knowledge for advice and guidance. Our Sales Office is ready to take your call on 08 9238 8000 and will ensure that your enquiry is dealt with promptly. Alternatively, to send an email please click here.