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 piping systems.
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.