ACU-FIRE – The HDPE Pipe System for Water Supply to Hydrant, Hose Reel and Sprinkler Installations

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 PE pipe is black with red stripes, for easy identification, and typically comes in 6 or 12 meter lengths, or coils for 32 mm pipe and 63 mm pipe.

Key features and benefits:

  • Red stripe for clear identification.
  • 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.
  • No anchor or thrust blocks are needed to prevent joint blow-out when using heat fusion welded jointing. Correctly made heat fusion joints may be expected to last the life of the system and withstand thrust/end loads equal to the strength of the pipe/ fitting without adding external restraint or thrust blocking.
  • Extreme flexibility of pipe allows cold bending to accommodate minor changes in direction.
  • High flow capacity due to smooth bore and end-to-end jointing, and standard 12 metre lengths halve the number of joints required.
  • Manufactured to AS/NZS 4130 “Polyethylene – PE – pipes for pressure applications” and AS/NZS 4129 ” Fittings for polyethylene (PE) pipes for pressure applications”
  • May be installed under concrete slabs (refer to AS 3500.1.2003, Section 5.5.4 “Under concrete slabs”) Max operating pressure of 1600 kPa at 20°C, based on minimum 50 year design life and including a safety factor of 1.25.
  • System can sustain short term pressure testing up to 2000 kPa at 20°C. Testing can begin 1 hour after the last weld has cooled, and also can be undertaken with an open trench provided the temperature of the pipeline is not higher than 20°C.
  • Range of flange connection kits, valves, hydrant sets and hose reels available.
  • Acu fire is available in 32 mm, 63 mm, 125 mm, 180 mm and 250 mm diameters as standard stock items.
  • Coils are available in 32 mm and 63 mm. Larger sizes made to order.
  • Acu-Fire HDPE pipe can be joined with electrofusion fittings or butt welding equipment.

Black HDPE pipe with red stripe – sizes below can be made in SDR7.4, SDR9, SDR11:

  • Acu-Fire HDPE pipe DN20 mm (PRS020##100). – exchange the ## for the SDR. (e.g. PRS02011100 is SDR 11, PRS02009100 is SDR 9).
  • Acu-Fire HDPE pipe DN25 mm (PRS025##100).
  • Acu-Fire HDPE pipe DN32 mm (PRS032##100).
  • Acu-Fire HDPE pipe DN40 mm (PRS040##100).
  • Acu-Fire HDPE pipe DN50 mm (PRS050##100).
  • Acu-Fire HDPE pipe DN63 mm (PRS063##100).
  • Acu-Fire HDPE pipe DN75 mm (PRS075##100).
  • Acu-Fire HDPE pipe DN90 mm (PRS090##100).
  • Acu-Fire HDPE pipe DN110 mm (PRS110##100).
  • Acu-Fire HDPE pipe DN125 mm (PRS125##100).
  • Acu-Fire HDPE pipe DN140 mm (PRS140##100).
  • Acu-Fire HDPE pipe DN160 mm (PRS160##100).
  • Acu-Fire HDPE pipe DN180 mm (PRS180##12).
  • Acu-Fire HDPE pipe DN200 mm (PRS200##12).
  • Acu-Fire HDPE pipe DN225 mm (PRS225##12).
  • Acu-Fire HDPE pipe DN250 mm (PRS250##12).
  • Acu-Fire HDPE pipe DN280 mm (PRS280##12).
  • Acu-Fire HDPE pipe DN315 mm (PRS315##12).
  • Acu-Fire HDPE pipe DN355 mm (PRS355##12).
  • Acu-Fire HDPE pipe DN400 mm (PRS400##12).
  • Acu-Fire HDPE pipe DN450 mm (PRS450##12).
  • Acu-Fire HDPE pipe DN500 mm (PRS500##12).
  • Acu-Fire HDPE pipe DN560 mm (PRS560##12).
  • Acu-Fire HDPE pipe DN630 mm (PRS630##12).
  • Acu-Fire HDPE pipe DN710 mm (PRS710##12).
  • Acu-Fire HDPE pipe DN800 mm (PRS800##12).

Download the Acu-Tech Product Catalogue for a full list of dimensions:

HDPE Pipe Systems Catalogue

Helping You

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Acu-Tech Piping Systems’ sales team have extensive experience in the supply of acu fire below-ground fire main projects. 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 a message please click here.