Oil and gas companies and mining companies seeking cost cutting measures may be considering high density polyethylene HDPE pipe as a money-saving alternative to steel pipe. Reinforced thermoplastic pipe RTP offers the advantages of corrosion resistance and light weight and is already being used in moderate temperature and pressure appli ions. The Plastic Pipe Institute web
Appli ion of polyethylene pipe in mine HDPE Pipe in Mining . Polyethylene pipe and fittings are the best choice for transferring minerals and wasters in the mines.Unique mechanical characteristics of polyethylene along with its security and reliability have increased the use of polyethylene pipes and polyethylene piping systems in mine industry.
Polyethylene pipe and fittings have been used safely in thousands of appli ions. Still there are precautions that should be adhered to when handling and transporting any product and polyethylene pipe and fittings are no exception.
Although we are once removed from the end mining customer we offer and are often asked to provide technical advice and guidance on polyethylene pipe systems used in mines. With exceptions for pipework in for example the plant room mining companies favour the use of butt fusion over electrofusion.
Accelerating Science Advancing Mining / Material Handling / The Role of Plastic Pipe in the Mining Industry May Be About to Increase By Esa Nummi 05.03.2016 Oil and gas prices remain low and while consumers may celebrate some oil and gas companies are being forced to scale back on exploration and production.