Medium Density Polyethylene (MDPE) is a heavy-duty material that also possesses excellent UV, chemical, corrosion, build-up and crack resistance. Because of these properties, MDPE creates a sturdy, long lasting pipe that is ideal for above and below ground use, gas reticulation, compressed air, small diameter pipe coils, travelling irrigator systems, and water and waste reticulation applications. In fact, most applications for moving water at high or low pressures.
General factors for consideration when designing and choosing MDPE piping include:
- Pressure and flow – taking into account surges and their frequency;
- Loads – including earth loads, traffic loads, bending stresses, installation loads, expansion and contraction stresses etc;
- Service life required; and