Plastic Pipe Fabrication

The exterior and interior surfaces are also not subject to electrolysis or galvanic corrosion. This type of installation is not usually affected by chemically aggressive soil in buried application. The following are some benefits plastic pipe fabrication can bring:

  • Green Building Sustainability – Plastic piping has a very small amount of impact on the environment.
  • Corrosion Resistance – Plastic is immune to electrolytic and galvanic erosion because they are not conductive. This gives this product the ability to be buried in alkaline, acidic, dry or wet soils, and there is no requirement for protective coatings.
  • Chemical Resistance – These installations can handle a wide range of chemical solutions.
  • Low Thermal Conductivity – All of these materials have a feature that helps them maintain more uniform temperatures when they are sending fluids. These are commonly referred to as their low thermal conductance properties.
  • Flexibility – This type of material is relatively flexible when compared to metal materials, which gives it the ability to facilitate the use of efficient installation techniques.
  • Low Friction Loss – Plastic piping usually requires less power to send fluids compared to other piping systems, because the interior surface is generally very smooth.
  • Light Weight – Most of these fabrications are 1/6th the weight of steel piping, which results in lower costs for freight charges, easier use in rigging and hoisting equipment, less man power, and much more.
  • Long Term Performance – Tests of samples from some systems have indicated that there was no measurable degradation after 25 years.
  • Nontoxic – These piping systems are now approved for potable water application.
  • Biological Resistance – There is no research that indicates that bacteria, fungi, or termite attacks are associated with any plastic piping system.
  • Abrasion Resistance – This type of piping system provides excellent service in handling bottom ash, fly ash, and other abrasions.