HDPE pipe offers many advantages to other piping systems used throughout the world. HDPE pipe is lighter than
traditional piping materials and is corrosion resistant, which results in substantial savings for the owners
and the customers. The pipe is flexible (not rigid) and can then be produced in coils and straight lengths. Since
HDPE is a flexible (not rigid) and ductile (not brittle) material, the pipe resists earthquake, surge (water hammer)
and fatigue loads and can easily be installed with bends and over uneven terrain in continuous lengths without additional welds or couplings.
Polyethylene pipe utilizes heat fusion methods such as butt fusion, socket fusion, sidewall fusion, and electrofusion
to join the material, which creates a joining system stronger than the pipe itself. HDPE fusion methods create a
leak proof, fully restrained joint, which represents the best solution for trenchless installations.
Significant cost savings can be realized compared to traditional piping materials: Real savings in product costs,
installation efficiency, life cycle costs, durability and long-term life expectancy are major advantages of HDPE
The properties of the HDPE material make the pipe extremely resistant to scale build up that otherwise leads to
decreased flow rates. The exceptionally smooth surface of polyethylene pipe offers minimal resistance to flow
and the flow remains relatively constant for the life of the pipe, unlike other piping products that must allow
for a reduction of flow capacity over time.