Piping made from Polyethylene (PE) is a cost effective solution for a broad range of piping problems in municipal, industrial, marine, mining, landfill, duct, and agricultural applications.
The Popular available type of PE is HDPE (High Density Polyethylene). It can carry potable water, water waste, slurries, chemicals, hazardous waste, and compressed gases. In fact, PE pipes has a long and distinguished history of service to the gas, oil, mining and other industries. It has the lowest repair frequency per mile of pipe per year compared with all other pressure pipe materials used for urban gas distribution.
PE is strong, extremely tough and very durable. HDPE Pipes are more suitable for those who are looking for long service, trouble free installation, flexibility, resistance to chemicals or a myriad of other features.
Polyethylene (PE) consists of long molecular chains. These molecules may be branched and the degree of such branching and the length of side chains have important effect on the properties of Polyethylene. It’s crystallizes as the melt cools. Parts of the long molecular chains arrange themselves by folding into very small crystallites which are joined together by amorphous regions to form macrostructures known as spherulites. The shorter the chains and lesser the branching, the better the process of crystallization. The crystallization region has a higher density than the amorphous region and therefore different density values are obtained depending on the degree of crystallinity.