Plastics pipes in the design of piping systems for public and industrial water supply and sewage transport has seen a gradually increase in recent years across the globe in recent years. This trend of using plastics as the piping materials has increased confidence in usage of plastics; perhaps it is also due to greater worldwide knowledge and experience in this field.
Plastics are mostly manufactured on a petrochemical basis with petroleum as the raw material. In this context it may be of interest to know how the world consumption of petroleum looks. It is interesting to know that only 4% of the total oil produced across the globe is only used for manufacturing plastics while 96% is burned as fuel in the fields of transportation, heating etc.
The use of plastics is rapidly increasing in the making of plastic pipes. And this is mostly true for pipes designed for water pipes and sewers outdoors and indoors. Almost all industrial countries are showing the same tendency.
As India is also one of the industrial countries among various other countries in the world, plastic pipes here are also heavily supplied to many industries by plastic pipe manufacturers. Most of the plastic pipe suppliers here prefer supplying PPR pipes to the customers. PPR pipe suppliers in India choose PPR pipes over various other pipes due to their outstanding quality. These pipes are best when compared with iron or other metallic pipes. PPR pipes have life span of over 50 years when compared with Iron pipes which has life span of only 5 to 15 years only. Let’s briefly study about few more qualities of PPR pipes and their use.
What are PPR pipes? And why prefer PPR pipes
PPR pipes are manufactured and produced from a raw material called Polypropylene Random Copolymer. The main important feature of a PPR could also be used in hot water systems besides being used in sanitary networks and this is the main important feature of a PPR which distinguishes it from other piping materials. These piping materials have been marked as an alternative to galvanized pipes and are expected to dominate the market 100% because of the qualities they posses. These pipes are used for connections and can also be used in any type of transitions. They can be fitted with metal parts for connections with the threaded pieces on the line.
Properties of PPR Pipes
PPR pipes has the combination of number of valuable features, which make it the best selection for pressurized water and heating systems.
PPR have Long Life Span: Deposits and corrosion don’t buildup on the surface of PPR pipes when they come into direct contact with water. The size of the inner area of the pipe do not reduce over time.
Purity of Water is not Affected: Polypropylene Random is completely non-poisonous and chemical resistant and in this way it doesn’t influence the nature of the water that goes through it, and furthermore has no rust release. Polypropylene is also used for packaging of various food products, which shows the perfect hygienic characteristics of this raw material.
Doesn’t get Affected with the Changing Conditions: Polypropylene meets high pressure and temperature drops due to its elasticity. PPR pipes can withstand certain amount of freezing. If the water in PPR pipes freezes, these pipes do not get destroyed but slightly increases in size and again come back to their previous size.
Good Noise & vibration Damping Capacity: PPR pipes maintain good noise suppression much better when compared to the metal pipelines.
Heat Conductivity: These pipes are very economical to operate, and also has lower heat connectivity as compared with metal pipes.
Easy in Installation: Installation of these pipes and fittings is easy and only requires minimal skills, time and effort. Fusion welding method ensures tight joint within a short period of time.