What pipe lengths are available?

Is the pipe manufacture is a continuous process, in theory the lengths available are unlimited. In practice however the lengths are limited by transport, ease of handling on site, other general site conditions and local practices.

PE100 pipe is generally available in three forms:

  1. Straight lengths of pipe (diameters 90mm and above) in standard lengths of 6, 10, 12, 15, 24, and 30 metres. For some special projects, e.g. sea outfall installations, where transport can be made by water (canal, river or sea), extremely long lengths can be supplied.
  2. Coils. Free-standing coils of pipe up to pipe diameter 180mm.
  3. Drums. Similar to coils but supplied wrapped onto a drum for support. Longer lengths are available in this form than in coils.

For both coils and drums the range of pipe lengths available is usually limited by transport considerations.

The table below shows the typical range available. However specific requirements should be discussed with the pipe manufacturer.

 

PE100 Pipe diameter

 

Up to 63mm

90mm - 180mm

Above 180mm

Coil

P

P

 

Drums

 

P

 

Straight

 

P

P

Created Sunday 08 February 2009


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