Industrial Frequently Asked Questions

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collapse Does PE pipe tuberculate like DI pipe?
collapse Will trenchless installation save money over open cut trenching?
collapse Are thrust blocks required with buried HDPE pipe?
collapse How do I transition from PE pipe to DI valves or pipe?
collapse Is thermal expansion or contraction a concern for HDPE pipelines?
collapse What do the terms DR and SDR mean?
collapse Will a surface scratch hurt my pipe?
collapse Can a full body tapping saddle be used with HDPE pipe?
collapse How do I stack and store pipe on the job site?
collapse Can solvent cement or adhesive be used to join HDPE pipe?
collapse How does using PE pipe save money?
collapse Where can I find the safe pull strength for HDPE pipe?
collapse How do I repair HDPE pipe if the ditch is full of water?
collapse What is the recommended test pressure and test procedure for HDPE pipe?
collapse How does PE pipe’s capacity for recurring surge pressures (fatigue) compare to other pipes?
collapse Where do I find the pressure rating for PE pipe?
collapse Does Performance Pipe have a pipe calculation program?
collapse What diameter pipe is available on a coil?
collapse Can I pig HDPE pipe?
collapse What is the safe peak pressure (surge plus pumping) for HDPE?
collapse Why are there two material codes (PE3408/3608 or PE3408/4710) printed on the side of my pipe?
collapse What is the maximum flow velocity for HDPE?
collapse How many joints can I make in a day?
collapse What are some applications where an insert stiffener is required?
collapse What type of equipment is used to insert stiffeners into large diameter HDPE pipe?
collapse How does the impact strength of PE compare with other pipes?
collapse How do the hydraulic wear characteristics of PE pipe compare to steel?
collapse Can HDPE pipe be hot or cold tapped to install service connections with fittings presently available?
collapse Are heat fused pipe joints safe?
collapse How does surge pressure in HDPE pipe compare with DI or PVC pipe?
collapse Can HDPE pipe be threaded?
collapse If HDPE pipe is punctured, how is it repaired?
collapse Can I install HDPE pipe with the same embedment used for PVC and DI pipe?
collapse What does the acronym HDPE stand for?
collapse Is PE pipe a green solution for piping?
collapse Are there hazardous vapors or fumes that come off of HDPE pipe when it is cut?
collapse Why is a fusion joint better than a gasket joint?
collapse Does the fusion bead affect flow?
collapse Can I fuse and install HDPE pipe in sub-zero weather?
collapse Where do I find information on fusing HDPE pipe?
collapse Do I need expansion joints for HDPE pipe?
collapse Where can I find engineering properties such as the modulus and tensile strength for PE pipes?
collapse Where do I get the equipment to fuse HDPE pipes?
collapse Where can I find a table of dimensions including inside diameter, outside diameter, and wall thickness for PE pipe?
collapse Where can I find design manuals for HDPE pipe?
collapse Can I pour concrete safely around HDPE pipe?
collapse Does HDPE pipe require cathodic protection? Can it be installed in “hot” soils that attack metal pipe?
collapse How does the Hazen-Williams C factor for HDPE compare with DI pipe?
collapse Can I use a butterfly valve on HDPE pipe?
collapse What are the safe maximum and minimum burial depths for HDPE pipe?
collapse What is the bending radius of HDPE pipe?
collapse What fittings are available from Performance Pipe?