First Examples of Reference Installations of PE 100+ pipes

The PE100+ Reference Installations feature different pipe installations, where PE 100 pipes were chosen.
The pipes are made of a PE 100 material, which is listed on the Associations' Quality Materials.

Where and when are PE pipes installations

The following installations are available:

  • "1400 mm PE 100 pipe installed in Shetland Islands”, 2001
  • "710 mm wastewater pressure pipe made of PE 100”, 1999
  • "Alpine village Grindelwald - 25 bar PE 100 drinking water distribution”,1998
  • "First natural gas distribution made of PE 100 pipes for 12 bar”, 1998
  • "1000 km of PE100 pipes to reconstruct Palermo water network”, 1998
  • "The biggest underwater PE 100 pipe disposing of treated municipal effluent in Greece”, 1996
  • "The first 10 bar PE gas pipeline in Germany”, 1996
  • "The biggest PE gas pipeline: 630 mm diameter; Reconstruction of the gas pipeline to supply gas for the heating plant in Brno”, 1995

1.400 mm PE 100 pipe installed in Shetland Islands

Protection pipe for oil exploration at Shetland Islands

  • Pipe production at Pipelife Norge AS 
  • 163 m one piece pipe 
  • Transport over 1,000 km by towing on the water only in 3 days

PE 100 was chosen thanks to :

  • Large diameter  Excellent extrusion properties
  • Easy transport on water  Lower transport cost
  • PE 100: Borstar® HE3490-LS

163 m one piece PE 100 pipe

  • PE 100 1,400 mm pipeline
  • Wall thickness 100 mm
  • 430 kg/m pipe weight
  • Extrusion output rate 1 m/h

710 mm wastewater pressure pipe made of PE 100

  • Portugal's Foz do Arelho submarine-outfall pipeline
  • Environmental protection against waste water contamination
  • Installation of a 2.2 km submarineoutfall made of PE 100
  • Basic bid was in concrete and PVC

PE 100 was chosen thanks to

  • Quick and unproblematic installation  Lower installation cost
  • Operational safety  excellent lifetime
  • Easy handling  improved safety
  • PE 100: Vestolen® A 6060 R black

2.2 km submarine-outfall pipeline

  • PE 100 710 mm pipeline
  • 27.2 mm wall thickness
  • Operation pressure 6.3 bar
  • 31 Mio. litre/day of max. hydraulic capacity

Alpine village Grindelwald - PE 100 water distribution

  • Switzerland’s Grindelwald started 100 years ago to install public water transportation due to a major fire accident
  • Present installation amounts to 42 km
  • Earlier used PE 80 and cast iron pipes needed to be replaced

PE 100 was chosen thanks to

  • Easy jointing  Lower cost by buttand flange jointing
  • Easy laying and high flexibility  No heavy building machines
  • Lowest maintenance - Decrease maintenance cost
  • PE 100: Hostalen® CRP 100

Over 1 km fall pipeline in two parts

  • PE 100 125 - 180 mm pipeline
  • Operation pressures up to 16 bar (SDR 11) and up to 25 bar (SDR 7.4)
  • Mainly butt-welded

First gas high pressure PE 100 pipeline for 12 bar, Vladimir, Russia

Vladimir Oblast in Western Russia

  • Russia is one of the mayor natural gas producers in the world
  • Natural gas represents 53% of the entire Russian energy market
  • The use of PE for gas distribution
  • started beginning of the 1960s

PE 100 was chosen thanks to

  • High corrosion durability  Low cost of maintenance
  • Better flowing qualities  Lower friction losses
  • PE 100: Finathene® XS10B

1 km connection pipe

  • PE 100 160 mm pipeline
  • Operation pressures up to 12 bar (SDR 7.4)
  • Stick length of 12 m
  • Butt-welded

The biggest underwater PE 100 pipe disposal of treated municipal effluent in Greece

Greece's Patras municipality decided in 1996 for a biological cleaning site

  • Large diameter PE 100 pipe to transport cleaned municipal effluent
  • Jacketing concrete blocks to prevent system floating
  • Highly appreciation by the end-user

PE 100 was chosen thanks to

  • Blue coloured pipes  Immediately identification
  • Wall-thickness reduction  Cost improvement
  • Reduced project cost  Roughly 14% less than PE 80
  • PE 100: ELTEX® TUB124

1.44 km transportation pipe

  • PE 100 1,200 mm pipeline
  • SDR 26
  • Operation pressure 6.3 bar
  • Stick lengths of 14 m
  • Jacketing concrete blocks
Created Friday 06 February 2009


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