High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) has had a long and distinguished history serving the needs of the Oil & Gas industries. Its no wonder since HDPE has the lowest repair frequency per mile of pipe per year compared with all other pressure pipe materials used for urban gas distribution.
In America and Canada today, it is estimated that over 90% of pipe used for gas applications are plastic. Of that, well over 99% is HDPE. Why is there such a unanimous use of this material? For starters, HDPE is extremely lightweight and flexible so it works in a variety of conditions. It can come in coils which minimizes the number of joints needed in the entire system. PE pipe is joined together using mechanical fittings, by thermal fusion, or even electro-fusion, all of which creates an air tight seal. PE also has an extremely high resistance to harsh conditions such as cold temperatures, abrasion, bending, internal pressure, point loading and squeeze-off.
High Country Fusion prides itself of building long term relationships that benefit our partners in the Oil & Gas industries. With offices strategically located throughout the United States, we are well equipped to help you with any of your piping needs. Contact our team today to get started or to ask us questions on how HDPE can benefit your next project.