HDPE pipes are flexible plastic pipes that are mainly used for industrial and agricultural sectors to transfer fluid or gases. These are the perfect replacements for age old concrete or steel pipelines. Made from high-density polyethylene, these are highly impermeable. This quality makes it suitable for high pressure pipelines.
HDPE has multiple applications. They find use in water and gas mains, sewer mains, rural irrigation, fire system supply lines, drainage pipes and many more. These pipes can be melted, reformed which makes it rugged, flexible and long-lasting.
Due to some inherent features, HDPE pipes are best suited for agriculture and irrigation applications. The toughness and resistance to strong chemicals and their resistance to corrosion are some of its major features. They along with factors like low weight, cost-effectiveness and durability have contributed to its ever growing need.
HDPE pipes can be bent on site to a radius twenty-five times more than a normal pipe at or below 20 degree centigrade of ambient temperature. This feature leads to major cost savings. On the other hand, because of their high impact resistance and flexibility, they are suitable to be installed in soils that also include earth-quake prone areas. HDPE pipes ensure very high flow. Unlike ferrous piping solutions, these do not develop rust or corrode. Hence, these never affect the flow capabilities by building up internal resistance while fluids or water pass through them.
No piping fatigue: HDPE pipes are outstandingly fatigue resistant. Unlike plastic pipes, they are capable of handling the occasional and recurring surge of water flow that is very common in water distribution systems. These pipes are ductile but they are not rigid.
No water loss: HDPE pipes are leak-free joints. While other piping systems are highly susceptible to water leakage due to the types of joints that they use, HDPE pipes can be joined by heat. This results in permanent leak free joints that help us save our most precious resource.
Convenient installation: The flexibility of HDPE pipes, along with their tensile strength , makes the perfect choice for trenchless installation. This technology helps them in getting installed under the river, lakes, ponds, creeks with minimal public disruption.
High durability: HDPE pipes do not corrode or rust. This extends their life and results in long term cost savings. With a service of ranging from 50-100 years, HDPE pipes become the ideal solution depending on usage, installation and project design.
Environment –friendly: Apart from the above mentioned physical attributes, HDPE pipes have minimal impact on the environment. They do not emit hazardous levels of toxins even during the manufacturing process. Also, these can be easily recycled back into non-pressure piping applications.
The outstanding performance of HDPE pipes ensures that consumers get clean and safe potable water. While other pipes have high chances of having leaks that lead to more usage of electricity to process and pump water, HDPE ensures zero leak. This reduces the need for electricity which in turn helps the consumers in saving utility costs. These, together, make HDPE the ideal choice for agricultural and irrigation applications.