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Plastics Pipes for High-Pressure Applications - Jointing Techniques

 

Joining # 2006 Washington DC

The use of plastic pipes has to date been limited to operating pressures of max 10 bar / 145 psi for gas supply and 16 bar / 230 psi (25bar / 360 psi) for water supply. Polyamide – the new high-performance material for gas pipes - and multi layer pipes with integrated reinforcement allows operating pressures to be increased significantly. A very important aspect of a plastic pipe system is a jointing technique that provides reliable and reproducible results even in the face of maximum safety requirements and will at the same time be cost efficient. While the jointing technique of polyamide solid wall pipes can take place in line with existing processing instructions, multi layer pipe design, RTP (Reinforced Thermoplastic Pipes), require a specific processing technique.

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