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Environmental

HDPE Pipe technical guidance (High quality Polyethylene Pipes)
 

What is the environmental impact of PE pipe?

The environmental impact of a pipe in service is a function of the leakage of transported material that it permits to the surrounding environment. The environmental impact from leakage of polyethylene pipe is less than that from the equivalent iron or steel pipe due to the lower frequency of leakage. However consideration should be given to the nature of the fluid being transported and the potential effect on the environment should third party damage occur. Exfiltration occurs from the...

How much energy is consumed in the manufacture of PE pipe?

Environmental Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) Also referred to as life cycle inventory or cradle-to-grave study, LCA has been carried out on PE manufactured and used for pipe applications. The Life Cycle Analysis for PE pipe estimates that the total energy consumption from extraction to installation is approximately 95 MJ per kg. of pipe (approx. 26 kWh per kg. of pipe). Full life cycle analysis, which takes into account not only energy consumption but also effects from emissions etc., indicate that...

Can PE pipe be recycled?

PE pipe can easily be recycled The end product depends on the condition of the pipe. As there is minimal material degradation during the pipe manufacturing process, rejected pipe material, for example from start up or errors in processing, can be 100% recycled back into pipe and can meet all the required performance parameters. The level of material waste in manufacturing is therefore very low. PE pipe reclaimed after use is unlikely to have the required characteristics for reuse in the same...


Members of the Association

BOREALISBOROUGEFormosa Plastics CorporationHanwha TotalEnergiesINEOS O&PIRPCKorea Petrochemical IND. Co., LTD (KPIC)LyondellBasellPetroChina Dushanzi Petrochemical CompanyPRIME POLYMERSABICSCG Chemicals & Thai PolyethyleneSinopecTASNEE

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PE 100+ RC Quality Materials List

PE 100-RC materials have become an essential and well established sub-family of PE 100 compounds. They have a higher stress crack resistance and...

PE 100+ association leads permeation tests for H2 ready certification

A number of gas utilities and grid owners have approached the PE 100+ association regarding the suitability of PE 100 pipe systems for the...

Why choose PE compounds for pressure pipe ?

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PE100+ Quality Materials List

PE100+ Quality Materials List is valid until December 2023. It is available online and a PDF version can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.

What range of pipe diameters is available?

PE100 can be manufactured in a wide range of polyethylene pipe diameters from 16mm to 2000mm. Even larger diameters are possible with the development...

What is SDR pipe and how does it influence the pressure rating of the pipe?

SDR pipe : "Standard Dimensional Ratio" The SDR pipe is the "Standard Dimensional Ratio" and refers to the geometry of the pipe. SDR is defined as...

Testing methods

Creep rupture strength - Internal pressure test Constant internal pressure at constant temperature The internal pressure test is standardised in ISO...

Pipe Bursting and Splitting

PIPE BURSTING / SPLITTING - TECHNIQUE Pipe bursting and pipe splitting are trenchless methods used to replace existing pipelines with PE100 in the...

Pipe Reaming

PIPE REAMING - TECHNIQUE Pipe reaming, also known as pipe eating, is a trenchless pipe replacement technique that removes the host pipe while at the...

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