20 Dec HDPE (High-density Polyethylene) Piping System for Irrigation
Irrigation plays an important role in food production. For more than a millennium, it has helped provide water to agricultural crops that are grown to feed the community. It has helped maintain landscapes and re-vegetate disturbed soils in dry areas and during periods of less than average rainfall. Irrigation has also helped farmers grow crops in rain fed areas. HDPE or High Density Polyethylene is the piping system highly recommended for irrigation because of the following features:
1. Leak Free
Because Polyethylene pipes are normally joined by Heat Fusion Technology, the joints that are created are as strong as the pipe itself. They are virtually leak-free. The heat fusion methods such as Butt, Socket, Sidewall and Electro fusion produce significant savings compared to other materials.
2. Abrasion, Corrosion and Chemical Resistance
HDPE has excellent resistance to abrasives, corrosive acids, bases, and salts compared to other piping materials. It is unaffected by bacteria and fungi. It also has good resistance to many organic substances such as solvents and fuels.
3. Fatigue Resistance
HDPE pipes and fittings are tough, resilient, and resistant to fatigue and damage caused by external loads, vibrations, and from pressure surges. Compared to other plastic pipes, they are designed to tolerate bending and handling of water pressure during the distribution.
4. Lightweight and Flexible
HDPE pipes are produced in straight lengths or in coils. They are made from materials about one-eighth the density of steel. They are lightweight and do not require the use of heavy lifting equipment during installation. HDPE pipes are flexible. They could be installed with bends over uneven terrain in continuous lengths without the use of fittings and additional welds.
There you have it. The 4 major features you need to look for in a great quality piping system for irrigation. We hope this article helps you for your irrigation!
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