Characteristics of Good Water Pipes

Having problems on choosing what pipes to use for your waterline? Consider these tips as your guide in deciding.

  • Pipes should be suitable for expected pressure, flow and temperature of the water.
  • Pipes must not contaminate water.
  • Pipes should be compatible with the water supply, to minimize the potential for electrolytic corrosion
  • If used underground, pipes should be suitable for the ground conditions to prevent exterior corrosion.
  • Pipes should be appropriate for the local climate if to be used outdoors.
  • Pipes should be able to withstand UV effects if used outdoors.

Pipes and fittings made of polypropylene are used for hot and cold waterline at home and for industrial pipelines. Polypropylene pipes became in demand since the late 90s because of its good qualities. Polypropylene pipes are chemical and corrosion resistant, lightweight, heat resistant, and easy to install. There are three types of polypropylene: PH, PPR and PPB.

PH pipes are used as industrial and sewerage waste pipes systems. PH pipes have good mechanical properties and excellent chemical resistance.

PPR pipes have good resistance to high internal pressure. PPR is suitable for domestic pressure water supply systems and both hot and cold water services.

PPB pipes have good impact strength at low temperatures and excellent chemical resistance. PPB pipes are suitable for buried sewerage and wastewater drainage as it.

Q-Tech Pipes in W12-B Benedict Ventures Bldg., Hernan Cortes St., Banilad, Mandaue City 6014, Cebu, Philippines supplies high standard PPR pipes and fittings for residential and commercial waterline systems. For inquiries, call Q-Tech at +6332.238.0034 or +6332.238.9593.