What is the service life of PE pipe?
When we receive customer consultation, we often have customers ask such questions. The technicians of Hangzhou Kangmei Plastic Co., Ltd. are here to answer them.
The service life of PE pipe is determined by many factors, such as raw materials, production process, use method, environment, etc.
First of all, speaking of raw materials, the top domestic PE raw materials basically can achieve anti-aging for 50 years, but due to the different needs of customers, so it is not a lot to make PE pipes entirely with national standard PE material. Therefore, sometimes the material is slightly deficient, so it has certain effect on aging. Secondly, the production process. In order to seek high profits, some manufacturers cut corners on production, such as the difference of wall thickness is out of range, for example, the mechanical equipment is unstable, resulting in more impurities in the pipe, which affects the pressure bearing capacity of the PE pipe itself.
Then, the construction of PE pipe will also have a certain impact on the damage or friction of the pipe itself. The damage of the pipe itself will reduce the service life of PE pipe.
Although PE pipe can be anticorrosive, it will also have a great impact on its service life in case of particularly bad environment, such as strong acid and alkali, high temperature (more than 60 °), or long-term freezing, etc. in the national standard, the pipe service life of 50 years refers to a certain proportion of reduction in the life of PE pipe due to the change of temperature under the condition of 23 °.
In addition, there are some factors that will affect the life of PE pipes, such as transportation, storage, external pressure and so on. If you have any questions about HDPE water supply pipe procurement, please call us!