HDPE PLASTIC CONDUIT INSTALLATION METHODS
HDPE conduit is flexible which allows ease of installation in existing pathways, yet its stiffness can withstand crush forces at
the calculated level for buried applications.
HDPE conduit is installed along highways or roads and in buildings. It is used to protect Power Distribution lines (600V secondary,
<69kV primary) and telecommunication lines (network backbones), landline (wireline) and broadban; such as DSL Internet and CATV.
The different installation methods are project specific and dictate what strength conduit is used.
Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD)
minimizes the impact to the surrounding area including
less interruptions to traffic. This methods installs long lengths of conduit as much as 1,000-ft bores.
- Plowing allows for long continuous runs along right of ways and the lowest
installation cost relative to other methods.
- Trenching is a traditional and simple method where the conduit is
uncoiled directly into the open cut.
Refer to the PPI Handbook of PE, for more conduit installation methods.