From HDPE Pipe & Fittings
Our sales department has the technical expertise to assist in design, supply and installation of HDPE piping systems. Our Idaho fittings plant has the capacity to produce many of the HDPE products that you will need for your project. In addition, our other fitting manufactures complete our fitting line up. Our standard supply is from .75” to 63” but we can supply larger sizes and metric sizes.
HDPE pipe offers a more environmentally sustainable footprint because it is non-toxic, corrosion and chemical resistant, has a long lifespan, and is suitable for trenchless installation methods.
Some Significant Advantages for Using HDPE Pipe & Fittings
HDPE is especially well suited for trenchless applications due to its seamless capabilities and flexible characteristics which allow for a bending radius of 20 to 25 times outside diameter of pipe .
HDPE is commonly used in directional boring, plowing, river crossings, pipe bursting and sliplining. HDPE pipe systems require fewer fittings and can be welded into seamless leak-free pipe runs, allowing for significant savings in labor and equipment.
Properties of polyethylene are primarily determined by density, molecular weight distribution. With increasing density (higher crystallinity), the following properties also increase:
Yield Stress (tensile Strength) – Modulus of Elasticity (Rigidity) – Hardness – Solvent Resistance-Impermeability to gases and vapours.
On the other hand, impact strength, transparency and stress cracking resistance decrease with increasing density.