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Features and Benefits
High Impact Strength – The high impact strength of PE pipes ensures resistance to the rigours of pipe laying conditions.
Damage Resistance – PE has low notch sensitivity, providing a high level of resistance to the effects of external damage, especially important for pipe bursting operations and others where there is a likelihood of such damage.
Abrasion resistance – Vinidex PE pipes have excellent abrasion resistance providing long life in abrasive slurry applications. In most applications, PE outlasts other pipe materials usch as mild steel and rubber lined steel.
Chemical resistance – Outstanding resistance to a wide range of chemical reagents allows the use of PE systems in applications such as tailings pipelines and chemical treatment applications used in mining operations.
Corrosion Resistance – PE pipes are highly resistant to corrosion and do not require any protective coatings or other corrosion protection systems.
Weathering Resistance – PE pipes are stabilised against ultraviolet (UV) light degradation by the inclusion of carbon black in the raw material. Black PE pipes are, therefore, suitable for installations where the pipes are exposed to direct sunlight.
Flexibility – PE pipes are flexible and can be curved during installation. This inherent resiliency and flexibility allows the pipe to handle stresses caused by soil movement. This makes the pipes particularly useful in submarine pipe lines, mine subsidence and earthquake prone areas.
Ease of Installation – PE pipes are easy to install with their light weight and long lengths. Polyethylene coiled pipes are widely used in applications such as stock watering, irrigation systems, communications, gas and reticulated water mains.
High flow capacity – PE pipes have lower friction factors compared with non-plastics materials such as cementitious linings and such as fibre-reinforced cement. The surface energy characteristics of PE ensures resistance to material deposit buildup so that the smooth bore is maintained over the working life of the pipeline.
Co-extrusions – PE pipe is available in a range of identification colours that may be either coextruded as stripes or “jackets” that completely surround the pipe. Blue is used for identification of water pipes, purple for recycled water pipes and yellow for gas. White jacket are used for minimisation of heat build-up in above ground pipes exposed to sunlight. White coex pipes are extensively used in the mining industry.
Long Life – Polyethylene pipes have a proven high reliability record across a wide range of industries and applications, with continuous service periods in excess of 50 years. PE provides a long maintenance free lifetime with low whole life costs, compared to many other materials as evidenced by the WSAA Polyethylene Pipeline Code, which predicts life in excess of 100 years before major rehabilitation is required.
Trenchless construction – Due to their inherent characteristics, PE pipes can be used in slip lining, pipe bursting, directional drilling and micro-tunnelling. These save significant cost and environmental disruption in water supply and sewerage applications.