It’s simple. You can count on it.
The benefits of our fused pipe are clear: HDPE is a more dependable choice in more applications.
Not just a superior pipe, it’s a complete pipe system.
HDPE is an established, mature pipeline system, including installation, fittings, maintenance, repair, and expansion.
Thanks to its engineered structure and balance of strength and ductility, HDPE is the most durable pipe on the market. There’s no cyclical fatigue in force main applications. And you don’t have to baby it during installation like PVC—it’s not brittle.
HDPE pipe can be bent to a radius 25X the nominal pipe diameter. For example, a 12″ pipe can be cold formed in the field to a 25′ radius. So, it’s easy to change direction when the terrain changes.
It is the most durable piping system in the world for resistance to earthquakes and underground movement.
HDPE pipe is heat-fused together to form a connection that is as strong or stronger than the pipe itself. Fused connections are self-restraining, so you don’t need the costly fittings and thrust blocks or restraints that other pipe materials require.
Because HDPE is the only piping system joined by heat fusion it is 100% leak free. No gaskets to leak or pinch, no grouting to crack and wear away, and no bell and spigots to split or pull apart. No other pipe In its class can match it.
HDPE pipe has superb chemical resistance and is corrosion resistant to dissolved solids, brine, and H2S. So, it will not corrode or tuberculate. And since it does not support biological growth, it doesn’t clog. Which translates to lower pumping costs. Plus, you won’t have to design a larger-diameter system to compensate for the lower flow rates of other pipe materials.
HDPE pipe meets the demanding and rigorous requirements of the harshest applications with operating pressures up to 335 psi design. It can also accept repetitive pressure surges that significantly exceed the static pressure rating of the pipe. In fact, it can handle pressures and surge events generating up to 2X PC for occasional surge, and 1.5X PC for repeated surge is allowed for up to 10 million cycles.
HDPE can withstand higher temperatures than PVC, with a design operation temperature range up to 140°F. It can also handle extremely low temperatures, down to –30°F without becoming brittle or compromising integrity.
Since it is so much lighter, HDPE is easier to transport, handle, and install versus heavier metallic or concrete pipe segments, which equals huge cost advantages. At about one-eighth the density of steel, HDPE does not require the use of heavy-lifting equipment for installation. And it’s a safer option since fewer people are needed in the trench box for installation.
Datalogging technology monitors and records the fusion process, so inspectors, design engineers, and owners can review the quality of the fusion operator’s performance in real time, hourly, or in daily uploads.
With no cathodic protection needed and a consistent flow rate, HDPE pipe has very low maintenance requirements.
That’s not just some industry standard range or estimate. The over 100-year design life of our product is scientifically proven by third-party testing. (Jana Laboratories, 2009; AWWA Journal and EPRI)
With a 100-year service life, your immensely reduced maintenance costs and lack of replacement costs will continue for generations.
Whatever situation you encounter, we offer the right fittings and repair options for the job: heat fusion, electro-fusion, mechanical, and squeeze-off. Plus, service line connections and hot-taps.
- Heat fusion
- Mechanical couplings
We produce large diameter pipe that other manufacturers don’t offer with a size capacity up to 65″ to meet all your project needs.
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