Rapidly increasing deterioration of water and sewer systems due to corrosion, leaks, and breaks in metal pipe materials browbeat our capacity to provide pure and safe drinking water and eco-friendly essential sanitation services both in present and for our future generations. uPVC pipe has a wide range of benefits over alternative metal pipes for any water project.
Top 5 reasons why uPVC Pipes are the best use for Water Projects:
Best pipeline choice for pipe under load
uPVC pipes are extremely tensile and can flex without breaking when loaded externally from soil weight and heavy-duty traffic. Rigid pipes, such as those made of iron and concrete are not capable to flex when experience load, it will collapse when it reaches the load-bearing capacity.
When a uPVC pipe encounters external loading, its diameter will begin to deflect. If the pipe is buried in the supportive soil conditions, and into Vinyl uPVC Casing pipe the stiffness of the soil combined with the casing pipe and column pipe stiffness will resist the deflection.
uPVC pipes ultra-smooth surface reduces resistance to water flow and hence reduces pumping costs, and its leak-free joints with the help of LPR ( Leak Proof Links ) eliminate water loss due to leakage and flow resistance which can be up to 45 percent in some previous era metal piping networks.
Higher quality Water
Metal pipes due to corrosion and due to the surface reacting with chemicals present in the soil produce a low quality of water. You can’t drink it without proper filtration. Far apart from pipes made from traditional materials, the unusually smooth walls of uPVC pipes make it very difficult for soil elements to assemble.
uPVC is resistant to inorganic acids, alkalis, and salts. For normal water supply work, uPVC pipes are totally unaffected by soil and water chemicals. uPVC pipes are invulnerable to borehole external corrosion due to soil elements as well as internal column pipe corrosion.
In uPVC SWR pipes microorganisms like Bacteria and other particles like algae have virtually no possibility to attach themselves to the pipes inner walls which is a major advantage for drainage pipe systems, which frequently need to transport wastewater containing significant quantities of sediments.
uPVC pipe due to the smooth surface allows water to flow freely and boost water pressure. The increased flow of uPVC SWR pipes also averts buildup of blockage in the drainage system.
In the long-term uPVC, pipes are cost-saving as compared to metal pipes. Even more so when easy installation, low breakage rates, and long life cycle costs are taken into consideration.
The longevity of the uPVC pipes also means the pipe’s efficiency, low maintenance, and ongoing work to the pipe making it more affordable over time.
Proven longevity in service
uPVC Pipes have a proven performance record in some countries from the last 48 years, While overseas studies show the life expectancy of PVC pipes to be over 110 years.
For example, The Millewa Water Supply Scheme was constructed during the early 1970s to provide reticulated water to farm holdings and urban areas in North-Western Victoria in Australia.
About 60000 meters of PVC pipelines were installed. After almost 40 years of service, the PVC pipes continue to perform well under a variety of operational conditions.