February 2018, Vol. 245, No. 2


Performance Pipe Offers Improvements in Abrasion Resistance

Performance Pipe, a division of Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, released a new polyethylene (PE) pipe that significantly improves abrasion resistance in industrial and energy applications such as mining, oil and gas gathering, produced water, liners, power plants, dredging and pumping.

The DriscoPlex® 4800 Series PE pipe is manufactured from high-quality medium-density polyethylene (MDPE) and conforms to ASTM F714 and D3350. Testing has demonstrated DriscoPlex® 4800 Series pipe provides at least 30% greater abrasion resistance than other high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipes tested, translating to longer service life in these application areas.

Additionally, it is more than four times as resistant to slow crack growth, compared to the PE4710 requirement, and offers less stiffness and greater ductility. Combined with reduced weight, this aids in field handing and installation. DriscoPlex® 4800 Series MDPE pipe is available in a full range of sizes, pressure capabilities, molded and fabricated fittings.  P&GJ


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