PE pipe is a type of high-density polyethylene pipe, which is a new type of pipe material that has been widely used in water supply pipeline construction in recent years. Compared with traditional pipes, PE pipes have the advantages of corrosion resistance, easy installation, and long service life. Therefore, they have been selected as the focus of water supply pipeline construction by many cities.
First of all, the corrosion resistance of PE pipes is excellent. Under the erosion of corrosive media, traditional metal pipes corrode very quickly, while PE pipes have more or less certain corrosion resistance due to their excellent materials. The service life of PE pipes is also longer than that of other pipes, because the characteristics of PE pipes can resist oxidative corrosion, radiation corrosion, and microbial corrosion, ensuring that the pipelines are used for a long time.
Secondly, the installation of PE pipes is very easy. PE pipes do not need to be welded or threaded. During installation, only hot fusion welding or cold fusion welding is required. After welding is completed, they can be used directly, eliminating many complicated processes. The connection does not require professionals and can be easily completed by ordinary workers.
Finally, PE pipes produce little water pollution during use and have low impact on the environment. PE pipes have excellent chemical resistance and can resist the erosion of corrosive substances such as acids, alkalis, and salts, reducing water pollution caused by pipe surface corrosion and ensuring the safety of water sources. At the same time, PE material is relatively environmentally friendly, and the concept of low carbon and low emissions also complies with today’s environmental protection requirements.
Although PE pipe has many advantages, it also has some disadvantages. Among them, the most important thing is that its price is relatively high, and compared with steel pipes, PE pipes do not have their own earthquake resistance, and may need to be matched with other anti-seismic equipment to complete the project plan.
In general, PE pipes, as a new type of pipe, have been widely used in various fields such as water supply and drainage, natural gas and so on due to their excellent performance. It is believed that with the continuous advancement of technology, PE pipes will have more and more extensive application prospects in future construction.