Poly pipe fittings are a cost-effective solution to various pipe problems in mining, manufacturing, mechanical, marine and agricultural applications. Checked and proven to be reliable for above ground, soil, submerged, slip lined, floating and subsurface marine applications. Below are the reasons why you should invest in Poly pipe fittings:
For municipal applications, the PE pipe’s life-cycle cost may be considerably lower than other pipe materials. The exceptionally smooth inside surface of the poly pipe fittings retains its exceptional flow characteristics, and the heat fusion joint prevents leakage.
Leak-Free, Fully Restrained Joints
Poly pipe fittings heat fusion joints form leak-free joints that are as solid as, or stronger than, the pipe itself. For municipal applications, fused joints remove possible leakage points every 10 to 20 feet while using bell and spigot joints connected with other pipe materials such as PVC or ductile iron.
Corrosion and Chemical Resistance
Poly pipe fittings do not rust, rot, pit, corrode, tuberculate or help biological growth. It has outstanding chemical resistance and is the material of choice for many harsh chemical environments.
Tolerance to Fatigue and Versatility
Poly pipe fittings can be field bent to a radius of approximately 30 times the nominal pipe diameter or less depending on the thickness of the wall. For instance, Poly pipe fittings can be cold moulded in the field to a 32-foot radius.
The combination of lightweight, durable and leak-free, fully-restricted Poly pipe fittings joints enables unique and cost-effective installation methods that are not feasible with alternative materials. Installation methods such as horizontal lateral drilling, pipe bursting, slip liner, ploughing and planting, and submerged or floating pipes will significantly simplify construction and save a substantial amount of time and money on many installations.
Installation of poly pipe fittings is cost-effective and has long-term cost benefits in addition to the spatial properties of the pipe, leak-free joints and reduced maintenance costs. The Poly pipe fittings industry estimates the PE pipe’s service life to be, conservatively, 50-100 years. The device has been properly developed, assembled and controlled by industry-established practice and the manufacturer’s advice.
The PE pipe’s inner surface is devoid of any roughness that puts it in the smooth pipe group. This group results in low resistance to fluid flow. For water applications, the Hazen Williams C factor of Poly pipe fittings is 150 and does not shift over time.
Resistance to Temperature
The standard operating temperature range of PE pipes is from 0°F to 140°F for pressure operation. However, the material can comfortably withstand much lower temperatures (e.g. to –40°F and below) for non-pressure and special applications. There are specially designed materials that can be used at much higher temperatures.
Since the Poly pipe fittings have a strong resistance to insulation and high resistance to strain, it can also be used as a power thread pipe. The wide variety of uses is unmatched by other materials, and it is believed that the potential production of Poly pipe fittings would lead to further innovation.