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PE Pipe Manual

HDPE Pipe technical guidance (High quality Polyethylene Pipes)

Welcome to PE & HDPE Pipe Manual

Guidance for PE Pressure Pipe Systems a unique and comprehensive information tool

The PE Pipe Manual , developed by the PE100+ Association with inputs from many industry experts, includes the most frequently asked questions and answers (Q&A's) of all the elements through the pipe system value chain: design, materials, construction, operation & maintenance, and environmental issues. It includes three main applications: 

Water Supply - mains and service pipes

Gas Supply - mains and service pipes

Pressure sewers [hyperlink to file pressure sewerage.doc]

A lot of relevant graphics, photos, and standards are built into the Manual. This is a living tool, which a group of pipe industry experts will be reviewing and updating on a regular basis.



The information available through this web site was prepared by the PE100+ Association as general information for customers of Polyethylene compounds which have been developed for pipe extrusion. The information is prepared in good faith and believed to be accurate at time of inclusion on the web site, but it may not always be up to date or directly applicable to all your specific circumstances. The PE 100+ Association and its members extends no warranties and makes no representations as to the accuracy or completeness of the information contained herein and disclaim all liability for any loss or damage arising from reliance on this information by any person.

The properties of pipes, mentioned in this web site will only be achieved under specific processing conditions. In view of the many factors that may influence processing and use, this data does not relieve manufacturers of pipes of their responsibility to carry out suitable tests and experiments of their own. Nothing in this web site shall constitute any warranty (express or implied, of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, compliance with performance indicators or otherwise). It is the responsibility of those to whom our members supply their products to ensure that any proprietary rights and existing laws and legislation are observed.

The PE100+ Association is not a manufacturer of pipes and does not endorse the proprietary products or processes of any pipe manufacturer. Consult the pipe or fitting manufacturer for information specific to your individual circumstances or to discuss the implications of any issue raised through the information provided here.

Members of the Association

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

Top articles

PE100+ position letter on ANPT

(SCG) resistance on pipes for pressure applications since many years. With the introduction of PE 100-RC materials in EN 1555, EN 12201 and ISO...

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 ?

Simplicity or consistency There are two approaches to PE100 pipe manufacture:Fully compounded. The polymer producer manufactures and supplies to the...

PE100+ Quality Materials List

PE100+ Quality Materials List is valid until December 2024. It is available online and a PDF version can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.

Testing methods

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

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...

Pipe Bursting and Splitting

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

What range of pipe dimensions 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...