Water Distribution and Transmission

PERFORMANCE PIPE MEANS THE HIGHEST QUALITY 

Polyethylene pipe’s wide acceptance and use for natural gas distribution is the strongest statement that can be made about its corrosion resistance and leak-tight nature. More than 95 percent of new gas distribution piping is polyethylene. In addition to the excellent record in gas distribution, polyethylene pipe has been used for water in Europe and North America for 50 years. Recognizing these successes, more and more water and wastewater utilities are turning to polyethylene pipe for both trenchless construction and open-cut applications.

DriscoPlex® 4000 A PE4710 HDPE pipe for water and wastewater applications meeting AWWA C906 (4" - 42" DIPS size) and ASTM F714 standards. Available in blue, green or purple stripes.

DriscoPlex® 4100 A PE4710 HDPE pipe for water and wastewater applications meeting AWWA C906 (4" - 54" IPS size) and ASTM F714 standards. Available in solid black or with blue, green or purple stripes.

DriscoPlex® 5100 A PE4710 HDPE pipe for water service applications. Available in solid blue or black meeting ASTM D2737 (CTS), ASTM D3035 (IPS) and ASTM D2239 (SIDR) standards. View a list of municipal projects using Performance Pipe’s HDPE pipe.

DRISCOPLEX® PIPING PRODUCTS FOR MUNICIPAL APPLICATIONS

  • DriscoPlex® Pipe Materials
  • Pressure Ratings
  • DriscoPipe® 4000/41000 Common Pipe Sizes

PERFORMANCE ADVANTAGES OF DRISCOPLEX® 4000/4100 PIPE

  • Flow
  • Surge Pressure
  • Fatigue
  • Impact Resistance
  • Resistance to Rapid Crack Propagation
  • Comparison with Other Piping Products

INSTALLATION ADVANTAGES OF DRISCOPLEX® 4000/4100 PIPE

  • Heat Fusion of Polyethylene Pipe
  • Exceptional for Trenchless Installations
  • Small Bend Radius; Big Installation Advantage
  • Safe Pull Strength
  • Horizontal Directional Drilling Resources

 ADDITIONAL INSTALLATION CONSIDERATIONS

  • Ground Movement and Seismic Resistance
  • Mechanical Restraint and the Poisson Effect
  • Above Grade and Aerial Installation
  • Vacuum Resistance (External Pressure)

LEAK TESTING

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Water Quality
  • PE Durability and Disinfectants in Potable Water Applications
  • Safety
  • Additional Resources

APPENDIX A. PRESSURE CLASS SELECTION PER AWWA C906