When it comes to PE pipes, some friends may not be familiar with it, but in fact PE pipes are very common in our lives!
PE pipe, also known as polyethylene pipe, is a kind of municipal pipe. Among the three major categories of plastic pipes (PE pipes, UPVC pipes, and PP-R pipes), the development speed and popularity of PE pipes are the most eye-catching. So, what are the advantages of PE pipes that allow it to replace traditional steel pipes and polyvinyl chloride pipes and be used in various pipe fields?
1. Good hygienic performance.
The PE pipe material is non-toxic, has no scale layer, and will not breed bacteria. As a municipal water supply pipe, it will not cause secondary pollution to urban drinking water. This is a huge advantage that traditional steel water pipes cannot match.
2. Strong corrosion resistance.
PE pipes have no electrochemical corrosion and can withstand a variety of chemical media, except for a few strong oxidants. As water supply pipes, PE drainage pipes, drip irrigation pipes, and gas pipes, PE pipes are sufficient.
3. Good toughness and high impact strength.
PE pipes have good impact resistance, which means that the pipes will not break when heavy objects such as vehicles run over them.
4. Light weight and good construction performance
PE pipes are lightweight and have simple welding methods, so they are very convenient to construct. Regardless of cost or construction period, it is an excellent choice for municipal pipes. Traditional steel pipes have no advantages over PE pipes in terms of quality and transportation costs.
5. Reliable connection performance
The strength of PE pipe joints is higher than that of the pipe body, which means that soil movement or load will not cause the joints to disconnect, and the connection performance is much higher than that of polyvinyl chloride pipes.
6. Aging resistance and long life
PE pipes are resistant to ultraviolet radiation and can be stored and used for 50 years in an outdoor open environment.
In addition to the above advantages, PE pipes have a very low low-temperature embrittlement temperature and can be safely used in environments as low as minus 60 degrees. This means that even if construction is carried out in winter, there is no need to worry about PE pipes being brittle. PE pipes have small flow resistance and smooth inner walls. They have stronger transportation capabilities than traditional pipes, reducing pipeline pressure and transportation energy consumption!