PE Pressure Pipe for Drinking Water – Blue

PE Pressure Pipe for Drinking Water – Blue

  • Elevated temperatures and higher chlorine disinfectant levels may reduce the service life of PE drinking water services under normal operating mains pressures.  The critical combinations of these conditions, along with other risk factors are outlined in PIPA POP018.
  • The suitability of water services installed using conventional PE100 (with a CC1 classification) can be determined in part by the map below indicating typical soil temperatures and knowledge of the chlorine level in the water.
  • Due to elevated soil (and water) temperatures PIPA POP018 indicates that a reduced service life is more likely to occur where the soil/water  temperatures fall into the red, orange and yellow zones plus the areas around Townsville on the map.
  • Recognising the increased risk in the above zones Vinidex has introduced Chlorblue® with a higher chlorine resistance classification (CC2).  Link to Chlorblue page:
  • Chlorblue® is suitable for a much wider combination of operating temperatures and chlorine disinfectant levels and can be used for most water chemistries in the majority of temperature zones
  • Chlorblue® is the preferred choice for use in applications where the fluid being transported has an elevated level of chlorine and temperature
  • For water service applications where chlorine disinfectant is not used, Vinidex offers Black PE100. Normal de-rating guidelines for elevated temperature should be followed.
  • For red, orange, yellow zones and areas around Townsville, please click here for selection of alternative products to existing blue stripe

Features & Benefits

  • High-impact strength

    The high impact strength of PE pipes ensures resistance to the rigors of pipe laying conditions.

  • Damage resistant

    PE has low notch sensitivity, providing a high level of resistance to the effects of external damage, especially important for pipe bursting operations and where there is a likelihood of such damage.

  • Abrasion resistant

    Vinidex PE pipes have excellent abrasion resistance providing long life in abrasive slurry applications. In most applications, PE outlasts other pipe materials such as mild steel and rubber lined steel.

  • Chemical resistant

    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 resistant

    PE pipes are highly resistant to corrosion and do not require any protective coatings or other corrosion protection systems.

  • Weathering resistant

    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 to non-plastic materials such as cementitious linings and fibre-reinforced cement. The surface energy characteristics of PE ensure 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 co-extruded 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 co-ex pipes are extensively used in the mining industry.

Product Properties
Certifications & Approvals
Installation
Downloads
Size Range
16-1200mm
Material
PE80 and PE100
Material Properties
Pressure Rating
For Pressure Ratings please see Product Ranges listed above.
Temperature
The physical properties of Vinidex PE pipes are related to a standard reference temperature of 20°C. For further information please view PE Temperature Influences.
Chemical Resistance
Chemical Resistance

Green Star & Sustainability

Green Star Sustainability Credits may be earnt by using Vinidex Polyethylene (PE). For details contact your Vinidex representative.

Standards for Polyethylene Pipe
AS/NZS 4130 Polyethylene (PE) pipes for pressure applications.

Contact with drinking water

Vinidex PE pipes comply with the requirements of AS/NZS 4020 – Testing of products for use in contact with drinking water. This Standard specifies a series of type tests, which are carried out in order to demonstrate that the product does not have a detrimental effect on the quality of drinking water. It assesses the effect of the pipe on the taste, odour and appearance of water as well as the health aspects due to growth of microorganisms and leaching of toxic substances.

Download Vinidex Statement

Environmental Product Declaration

Safety Data Sheets (SDS)

Click here to access our Safety Data Sheets page.

Standards

For installation of PE pressure pipes, refer to AS/NZS 2033 – Installation of Polyethylene Pipe Systems, AS/NZS 3500 – Plumbing and Drainage, AS/NZS 2566.1 – Buried Flexible Pipes Part 1, Structural Design and AS/NZS 2566.2 – Buried Flexible Pipes Part 2 – Installation.

Vinidex Recommends

A range of different installation and jointing methods are dependent on the type of fitting used, please refer to PE Systems under Product Support.

Product Catalogue

Product Properties
Size Range
16-1200mm
Material
PE80 and PE100
Material Properties
Pressure Rating
For Pressure Ratings please see Product Ranges listed above.
Temperature
The physical properties of Vinidex PE pipes are related to a standard reference temperature of 20°C. For further information please view PE Temperature Influences.
Chemical Resistance
Chemical Resistance
Certifications & Approvals

Green Star & Sustainability

Green Star Sustainability Credits may be earnt by using Vinidex Polyethylene (PE). For details contact your Vinidex representative.

Standards for Polyethylene Pipe
AS/NZS 4130 Polyethylene (PE) pipes for pressure applications.

Contact with drinking water

Vinidex PE pipes comply with the requirements of AS/NZS 4020 – Testing of products for use in contact with drinking water. This Standard specifies a series of type tests, which are carried out in order to demonstrate that the product does not have a detrimental effect on the quality of drinking water. It assesses the effect of the pipe on the taste, odour and appearance of water as well as the health aspects due to growth of microorganisms and leaching of toxic substances.

Download Vinidex Statement

Environmental Product Declaration

Safety Data Sheets (SDS)

Click here to access our Safety Data Sheets page.

Installation

Standards

For installation of PE pressure pipes, refer to AS/NZS 2033 – Installation of Polyethylene Pipe Systems, AS/NZS 3500 – Plumbing and Drainage, AS/NZS 2566.1 – Buried Flexible Pipes Part 1, Structural Design and AS/NZS 2566.2 – Buried Flexible Pipes Part 2 – Installation.

Vinidex Recommends

A range of different installation and jointing methods are dependent on the type of fitting used, please refer to PE Systems under Product Support.

Downloads

Product Catalogue