What Are the Benefits of Plastic Pipe?
PLASTIC pipes such as PVC pipes are in widespread use in a number of industries, ranging from residential plumbing to complex water treatment systems. Because of the material properties of PLASTIC pipes, they are highly valuable as a thermo-resistant structure, fire retardant fabric, and as a high quality water conduit in many construction applications. PLASTIC pipes are superior to most other modern materials due to environmental friendliness, chemical resistance, inherent toughness, heat resistance, and being electrically non-conductive/non-corrosive. PLASTIC is very useful for making pipes that are secure connections between other pipes (reducing leakage), maintaining quality in water, and reducing the potential for injury in construction applications.
► Environmentally friendly
PLASTIC pipes are environmentally friendly due to the source of the raw material used to make PLASTIC resin. Salt, quite literally abundant everywhere in the world, is used to create the resin that makes up PLASTIC pipes. Salt is unlikely to ever diminish as a natural resource. Because PLASTIC pipes last for decades, it is going to cost less in the long run to recycle. Additionally, PLASTIC pipes are light enough in weight, that more PLASTIC pipes are transportable per truck load than metal pipes. This fact means that the fuel used in transportation of the material is reduced.
► Chemical resistance
Acids do not harm PLASTIC piping. Acids produce electrochemical reactions in other materials, but PLASTIC pipes are non-conductive (on the inside and the exterior of the PLASTIC pipe). Because of the resistance of PLASTIC pipes to chemicals, the PLASTIC pipe is used broadly in agricultural farming, where the pipes are exposed to destructive soils, fertilizers, and chemicals (such as pesticides). Even salts corrode metal pipes, but not PLASTIC pipes. In the long run, PLASTIC pipes save the buyer money because they do not have to be replaced as often as corrosive metal pipes. While metal pipes need to be cleaned or replaced within a year, PLASTIC pipes need only be replaced every 7 to 15 years. PLASTIC pipes can resist temperatures of up to 140 degrees Fahrenheit. Because of PLASTIC's chemically resistant nature, it is often used as a protective cover in metal piping applications (including plumbing systems).
PLASTIC pipe is resistant to fracturing. This is due in part to its flexibility, and partially due to its light weight. PLASTIC pipe isn't heavy enough to shatter if it is dropped, making PLASTIC pipes safer on construction sites than metal pipes. PLASTIC is flexible enough to resist breaking under pressure. PLASTIC pipe is ideal for underground applications, especially in the event of an earthquake. PLASTIC toughness is the result of mixing water and vinyl chloride monomer in a container to produce chemically resistant material.
► Water quality
o Better water quality is achieved by running water through PLASTIC pipes. PLASTIC pipes do not corrode, so there will never be any alterations to the purity in the water. Water and other fluids pass through PLASTIC pipes unobstructed. This is due to the PLASTIC pipe's smooth interior surface. The smoothness of PLASTIC pipes reduces friction, allowing contaminates in sewage systems to pass through the pipe with less chances of clogging the pipe.
PLASTIC piping is ideal for thermal resisting applications because the material of PLASTIC is highly resistant to thermal conductivity. PLASTIC is made into highly proficient insulation pipes. Aside from being used in insulation applications, PLASTIC pipes are a fire retardant structure. It is very unlikely for PLASTIC pipes to catch fire. A source of fire would have to remain constantly blazing; Even then, the PLASTIC pipe's materials will quickly combine with oxygen molecules, which will famish the flames.
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