In the past, most pipe used for pipeline types of applications as well as for HVAC system, mining, agriculture and industrial uses was steel pipe. In some cases, iron pipe was also used, as is a cement lined pipe. However, over time, new materials on the market, including PVC, CPVC, and HDPE, have quickly become a more cost-effective and longer lasting option.
There are several reasons why finding an HDPE supply service to provide large volume orders for pipe, valves, and fittings are important. Ideally, working with one industrial pipe supply company that can fill all your orders for HDPE as well as other types of pipe offers the most cost-effective and time-saving option for your construction company.
By working with the same HDPE supply service across all jobs and projects, the two companies develop a working relationship. This works very well for the contractor in the resources, customer support and the expertise the supply company brings to the table.
HDPE or high-density polyethylene has several advantages over traditional steel or other types of alloy pipes. It is a pipe option that can be welded together in the field to create seamless runs of pipe that can extend the required distance. Without the traditional types of welds on metal pipes, these leak-prone areas are completely eliminated.
Additionally, unlike steel, iron or other metal alloys, HDPE pipe is flexible, which means it can be installed in locations and in configurations that are not possible with traditional types of pipe. Without the need for as many fittings and with specially designed fittings melt to make a leak-free connection with the HDPE pipe, this is often a cost and time-saving material to select.
Not all HDPE supply services are able to provide the volume and sizing of pipe required for all jobs. Verify with any supplier they can meet your order requirements and ship to your schedule.
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