Performance Pipe Introduces Significant Improvements in Abrasion Resistance with New DriscoPlex® Medium-Density Polyethylene Pipe

DriscoPlex® Medium-Density Polyethylene PipePerformance Pipe, a division of Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP, has announced its release of a new polyethylene (PE) pipe whose capabilities significantly improve abrasion resistance in industrial and energy applications such as mining, oil and gas gathering, produced water, liners, power plants, dredging and pumping.
 
Performance Pipe’s DriscoPlex® 4800 series PE pipe is manufactured from high quality medium-density polyethylene (MDPE) that conforms to ASTM F714 and D3350. Testing has demonstrated that Performance Pipe’s DriscoPlex® 4800 Series pipe provides at least 30% greater abrasion resistance compared to other High-Density polyethylene (HDPE) pipes tested, translating to longer service life in these application areas.
 
Additionally, it is more than four times as resistant to slow crack growth compared to the PE4710 requirement, and offers less stiffness and greater ductility. Combined with reduced weight, this aids in field handing/installation.
 
DriscoPlex® 4800 series MDPE pipe is available in a full range of sizes, pressure capabilities, molded and fabricated fittings. Click here to learn more about Performance Pipe’s newest innovation in MDPE pipe.