Ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) is a kind of engineering thermoplastics with more than 2 million viscosity-average molecular weight, under the polymerization of ethylene, butadiene monomer in the catalyst.
The far superior collaboration of wear resistance and weight reduction means the time between pipe replacements and/or rotations can be increased whilst simultaneously reducing installation management constraints of lifting gear and excavation requirements.
UHMWPE Pipe Advantages:
1. High Wear Resistant–4-6 times longer service life
Compare with existing plastic pipes,UHMWPE pipe has the most excellent wear resistance which is 4 to 7 times that of Q235 steel pipe and 2.7 times that of wear-resistant steel 16Mn. Therefore it increases pipe flow rate and improves the transmission efficiency of more than 20%. The working life of UHMWPE pipes is more than 3 times that of wear-resistant steel pipe. UHMWPE pipe has great advantages to replace traditional metal pipes in delivering abrasive media.
2. Impact Resistant
UHMWPE pipe is greatly impact resistant which is 5 times that of HDPE pipe, 2 times that of PC pipe and 10 times that of PTFE pipes.With extraordinary impact resistance,UHMWPE pipe can withstand great water hammer impact when starting up pump station.
3. Low Energy Consumption–20% fuel saving
Wear resistant UHMWPE pipe is self-lubrication and non-adhesive. Its coefficient of friction resistance is 0.009 while that of steel pipe is 0.013. With the same diameter, flow rate of UHMWPE pipe is larger than steel pipe, and with the same flow rate, UHMWPE pipe can save 25% energy.
With roughness of 0.00022 and smooth pipe inner wall, it can efficiently avoid scaling without acid cleaning, which save a lot of maintenance cost.
5. High Flexibility
With high toughness and elongation of no less than 350%, the UHMWPE pipe and the connection site will not crack when crust settling which maximally ensure to supply water normally.