Wavin Black are manufactured from high-density polyethylene, PE 100. PE is especially suitable for the transport and distribution of portable water, for industrial applications and pressure sewers. PE has a high flexibility level and guarantees impact resistance even at low temperatures.
Polyethylene is the most widely known mass-produced plastic material. It is the classical member of the polyolefine family. The chemical formula is: -(CH2-CH2)n, so it is an environmentally compatible hydrocarbon product. Wavin offers a comprehensive range of PE (polyethylene) pressure pipe systems designed for potable water, as well as for many other pressure and non-pressure applications. These provide the professionals the option to choose the best systems even for the most demanding of projects.
Features and benefits
- High reliability and proven service performance
PE is the preferred choice, particularly in buried pipe system.
- Resistance to low temperatures
Due to its high ductility, toughness and elasticity, Wavin Black gives no problems during installation and operation at low temperatures.
- High impact resistance
The enormous resistance against surge and fatigue eliminates the necessity of a higher pressure rating and investments in anti surge devices.
- Abrasion resistance
Comparisons have shown that PE pipes have a higher abrasion resistance than other materials, therefore PR pipes are the most preferred for slurry transporting systems.
- Excellent chemical resistance
To a great number of chemical agents.
- Wide variety of installation methods
PE pipes offer the installer all possible solutions for installation, which can provide considerable time and costs savings. PE pipes are for example preferred in trenchless and “narrow trenching” installation.
- Optimum protection
Against point loads and surface damages.
- Ideal for trenchless applications and installations
No sand embedding needed
- Suitable for all modern welding techniques
All comon fusion methods used for PE 100, can be applied.
- Easy and economical installation
Similar to traditional PE. No “imported” backfill material is needed.
- Very long service life
Even with outside damages.
- More cost effective
The possibility of using the native soil for backfill, reduces substantially the installation costs.