High density polyethylene (HDPE) pipeline has been an absolute game-changer for all manner of construction projects. This kind of pipe has the ability to withstand corrosion & bear high external loads. What’s more, HDPE consistently showcases tremendous performance in leak resistance. Plus, the inherent ‘flex’ in HDPE pipe makes it an ideal solution for subterranean use. This is especially useful in areas where shifting can take place.
Advantages of HDPE
HDPE pipe has most know for having a striking black appearance. The black color is due to the addition of carbon black being added to make the material UV light resistant. However, other colors can be requested. This is useful to identify the type of application of the pipe (e.g., potable water versus sewer applications quickly). Color coding is also helpful for proper storage and retrieval of materials, each of which is a prominent safety features.
While the use of HDPE pipe has been in practice for a number of years, there has been a push for ‘greener’, safer materials in construction. Greater attention and scrutiny of major, as well as minor, earthworks projects and environmental matters as a whole means that ALL materials are being assessed for their environmental impact.
Quality Without Compromise
The utilization of HDPE pipeline has been revolutionary simply because of the major benefits that come from its use. It is:
- highly versatile
- chemical- and corrosion-resistant
- flexible & impact-resistant
Greater detail about HDPE pipeline benefits can be found through the following resources:
- Civil Engineering Organizations
- Waterworks & Plumbing Organizations
- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
- Mining & Industrial Firms
- Oil & Gas Companies
By its nature, HDPE is a strong, durable, lightweight option that is has proven to be quite long-lasting. What’s more, HDPE has also earned high marks for being an all-important budget-conscious option to the construction industry.
The manufacturing process of HDPE pipe is such that the resulting product is solid and reliable, not to mention proving quite resistant to leaks. Because of the aforementioned resistance to corrosion, there is a far greater reduction in the risk of any materials leaching into the soil or nearby water supplies. This, of course, is a prominent consideration for any major project.
Temperature resistance allows HDPE pipe to be used in a variety of settings. This means that projects in extreme environments can be undertaken with confidence. Physical degradation becomes less of a worry, and because of the ease of manufacturing & storage, materials can be on-hand, ready for the next project.
Cost of maintenance on HDPE is quite low, with general lifespan of the material thought to be as high as a century. HDPE pipeline is lightweight, making it easier to manage on a job site, leading to significant savings on infrequently used capital investments because less specialized machinery needs to be used. This also translates to a safer material to be handled by personnel on the site.
High Stakes Requires Unparalleled Quality
Ultimately, the major expectation to be had regarding HDPE pipeline is that of a versatile material that can handle the demands of a modern world. As such, it is imperative that any project utilizing HDPE pipeline be executed by a firm with experience & expertise. CCI Culberson Engineering & Construction is a multifaceted earthworks firm that can provide invaluable experience & guidance from start to finish on your next project. Call us today to learn more.