Comparing Pipes for Your Contracting Needs
One of the most essential pieces of the building and construction business is drainage. Contractors are constantly seeking piping structures that are enduring, lightweight, and have a low risk of leaking. Plastic pipes have become increasingly popular among engineers and have mostly replaced conventional metal pipes. These plastic pipes are built to make installing a water pipe system easier. This article will go through the common types of pipes and their benefits and drawbacks.
Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is a polymer made up of chlorinated hydrocarbons. It is tough and brittle in its natural state.
CPVC is produced by adding chlorine to PVC in a water slurry or fluidized bed chlorination process.
A high-density polyethylene pipe (HDPE) is a malleable plastic pipe used to transport gases and fluid.
Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is a polymer made up of chlorinated hydrocarbons. It is tough and brittle in its natural state. It becomes more robust and flexible when paired with plasticizers. It is most used in pipe production for water supply, plumbing, and irrigation, making up nearly all water mains. PVC pipes can also perform as cold or hot water conduits in commercial or industrials environments. PVC pipes are also often used in sewer systems and wide-ranging irrigation systems. They can be used in plumbing, heating, and cooling system ducts in both home and business settings.
Pros Of PVC Pipes
• PVC pipes are corrosion-free and resistant to heat, making them a great choice for water and electricity use.
• They are light and portable, perfect for laying pipelines across long distances.
• PVC pipes tend to be very affordable because they are easily mass-produced.
• They are simple to form into various shapes, making them a versatile material with a wide range of uses.
Cons Of PVC Pipes
• PVC pipes are more likely to crack or break when stepped on or dropped because they are very lightweight.
• Unstable organic compounds exist in the solvents used to connect PVC pipes and fittings.
According to Plastics Pipe Institute, PVC (polyvinyl chloride) that has been chlorinated via a free radical chlorination reaction. CPVC is produced by adding chlorine to PVC in a water slurry or fluidized bed chlorination process. The chlorination reaction is initiated by ultraviolet light. The chlorinated PVC is compounded with ingredients necessary for the desired properties for further processing. The chlorine added to PVC gives CPVC higher temperature performance and improved fire and corrosion resistance.
Pros Of CPVC Pipes
• CPVC pipes are simple to install.
• The possibility of corrosion, both internal and external, is removed with CPVC pipe and fittings, resulting in less leaks, flow limits, and early pipe failure.
• When correctly installed, a CPVC pipe system involves very little maintenance.
• CVPC pipes are resistant to scaling and fouling, thus decreasing friction pressure losses in the fluid flow.
Cons Of CPVC Pipes
• They have low chemical resistance.
A high-density polyethylene pipe (HDPE) is a malleable plastic pipe used to transport gases and fluid. In recent years, HDPE has replaced main pipelines made of concrete and steel. Because of its strong molecular bond and high level of impermeability, it is suitable for high-pressure situations. These pipes are typically heat welded. Although, compression jointing is sometimes.
Pros Of HDPE Pipes
• HDPE pipes have a correct bending radius. This makes installation easy and it requires fewer fittings.
• HDPE pipes do not corrode, which makes them perfect for transferring fluids holding insoluble particles.
• HDPE pipes and fittings can withstand acidic and basic chemical conditions.
• Rodents are unable to damage them due to how stiff they are.
• The lightness of HDPE makes handling and installation easy. They can be moved by hand without the use of heavy machinery.
• Because of their high insulator strength, HDPE pipes are frequently used as electrical conduits
Cons Of HDPE Pipes
• HDPE pipes are flammable.
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