With a wear resistance 4 to 7 greater than Q235 Steel or 10 times that of HDPE (PE100) pipes under the same operating conditions, UHMWPE Pipe will give you far superior life under most operating conditions.*
Because of its very smooth surface and self-lubricating properties, UHMWPE Pipe has far superior anti-scaling properties to any other pipeline on the market today. A non-stick factor that leads to its strength in the marine industry, preventing barnacle formation.
The far superior collaboration of wear resistance and weight reduction (0.93 SG) means the time between pipe replacements and/or rotations can be increased whilst simultaneously reducing installation management constraints of lifting gear and excavation requirements.
Along with the benefits mentioned above, UHMWPE Pipes also offer significant cost savings through increased pumping efficiency. With a surface roughness of 0.00022mm UHMWPE Pipe is extremely smooth and has resultant properties superior to PTFE (Teflon). Quantifying by example UHMWPE has a friction coefficient of 0.05, compared to 0.28 for HDPE or 0.58 for Steel (ISO 8295).
This means less friction, less pressure loss and greatly reduced energy inputs to deliver the same result.
With chemical resistance second only to PTFE (Teflon), UHMWPE pipe will offer superior life to other pipeline products in acidic or corrosive applications under 85 degrees C.
The strength of UHMWPE pipes can offer many savings in installation costs:
UHMWPE has the highest impact resistance of any plastic. UHMWPE is widely used in the production of Bullet Proof Vests and Bullet Proof Helmets. Recently, it has become popular in the medical field for hip joint replacement due to this strength and its surface roughness /lubricating properties.
Despite dramatic advantages over every other polyethylene, Pipe & Buoy Australia still intends to compete within the market. With the help of patent holding partners (the only patent holding UHMWPE manufacturer), our process technology is such that this product is similarly priced to HDPE