Maintenance and storage of polyethylene pipes
Handling polyethylene pipes should be completely "controlled" and hauling pipes, fittings and manholes should be strictly prohibited. Polyethylene pipes slip in cold and humid weather. The displacement of these pipes is not recommended under climatic conditions and temperatures below -20 ° C. Avoid dropping pipes and fittings, pulling / lifting points should be completely free, use special and suitable devices for this purpose.
Polyethylene pipes transportation vehicles should be flat and clean and free of sharp things. In packaging, care must be taken to avoid pipes slipping or moving on each other. Fasten the pipes so that they do not move or are not damaged due to high pressure. Prevent the products being contaminated with oil, petroleum products or similar materials. Unloading products by bands and wedge will increase safety. In maintaining and storing polyethylene pipes, according to their nature, it should be noted that compliance with these requirements will increase the useful life of polyethylene pipes. Therefore, you are strongly advised to apply these tips.
The above-mentioned polyethylene pipe storage guide include important tips for transporting and storing single-wall and double-wall corrugated polyethylene pipes. Although this guide has been adopted from existing standards, it is only for guidance and does not replace the standards for pipe installation. The information and application of standards are required for the use of these pipes, and the information provided in this guide is only general information that is very common for experts in this field. Due to the limited production of polyethylene pipes in terms of work pressure, diameter, accessories, fitting type and production capacity, it is necessary to identify these constraints and comply with the requirements of the design through making contacts with the manufacturers and before making the final pipe selection.
General Tips for storage and maintenance of polyethylene pipes in the warehouse
All products should be inspected as soon as they are received and any damage or defect shall be reported promptly. In order for the pipes to resist the pressures when handling and transporting, all of them must have a completely polished and spherical surface. For ease of handling, the height of pipes should not exceed 3 meters or 5 pipes per each handling by bands. Polyethylene pipes should be handled through the bands and timbers. Pipes with sockets (coupling corrugated pipe) should be stacked alongside socketless pipes. Keep pipes away from heat and thermal sources, contamination by various types of oil and flammable materials, and in the case of sunlight, a protective coating should be used for long periods of time.