Water Quality

08 / 02 / 09Is PE pipe suitable for potable water applications?

Polyethylene pipeline systems have been used by our customers for drinking water supply since their introduction in the 1950s. The plastics industry has taken great responsibility in ensuring that...

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08 / 02 / 09Can contaminants in the soil permeate through PE pipe?

In contaminated soils no pipe system can be considered completely resistant to permeation and the appropriate pipe material selection criteria should be used. Research undertaken in the USA has...

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08 / 02 / 09Can any of the constituents of the pipe material leach over time into the water?

Specific compounds of PE100 have been formulated for use in potable water applications. Extensive testing has been carried out by the pipe manufacturers and independent test laboratories to ensure...

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0000-00-00Does PE pipe support microbiological growth?

Microbiological or microbial growth (biofilm) on the surface of components in a water supply system is likely to occur irrespective of the material used. Treatment of water with chlorine or other...

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