UHMWPE pipes are ideal for the transport of powder and coal ash in thermal power system, backwater pipelines, the transport of mine tailings and slurry in the mining industry, the high-pressure transport of pulverized coal and coal-water slurry of coal preparation plant in the coal industry, as well as the transport of mud and corrosive media with slag in other industries.
UHMWPE (Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene) is 1/8 the weight of mild steel but is high in tensile strength. Also unlike steel, UHMWPE is an inexpensive alternative to metals and ceramics, and because it is self-lubricating, long-wearing, and resistant to abrasion, and corrosion.
UHMWPE is well suited for pipe applications that demand high abrasion resistance combined with low friction.
Advantages of Ultra PE Pipe Over Steel Pipe
40 times the abrasion resistance of steel (ref. Madsen)
8 times lighter than steel
5 times lower coefficient of friction than steel
The pressure loss of UHMWPE pipe is 1/10 of steel pipes and 1/7 of nylon pipes.
UHMWPE pipes offer high wear and abrasion resistance, making them ideal for slurry pipe and dredging pipe.
The low friction of UHMWPE pipe enables solid particles to slide easily over the surface and avoids scaling and fouling.
The smooth interior surfaces of UHMWPE pipes assure low friction loss and high flow rate.