Comparing PP-R Pipes with other Piping Materials
PP-R pipe system is the most suitable for hot and cold water pipeline system. PP-R pipes are fabricated with latest machinery and are mostly suitable for all plumbing applications.
Q-Tech PP-R pipes are manufactured using excellent quality materials, thus Q-Tech PP-R pipes provide unquestionable performance. Below is a comparison of PP-R pipes with other piping materials based on 12 criteria.
|CRITERIA||GI PIPE||COPPER PIPE||HDPE PIPE||PVC PIPE||PP-R PIPE|
|Effect of Hard Water||High scale formation||Scale formation is prohibited due to smooth bore||Scale formation is prohibited due to smooth bore||Scale formation is prohibited due to smooth bore||Scale formation is prohibited due to smooth bore|
|Effect of Soft Water||Gets corroded||Gets corroded due to acidic nature of water||No Effect||No Effect||No Effect|
|Health Criterion||Low due to lead content and corrosion||Good with ferrule but lead content in solder is bad for health||Very good||Very good||Very good|
|Jointing Techniques||Threaded||Soldered/Ferrule||Fusion Weld||Solvent cement||Fusion weld|
|Corrosion Resistance||Very Low||Low||No Effect||No Effect||No Effect|
|Thermal Strength Property At 60C Temp.||Very good||Very good||Limited||Not Recommended||Very good|
|Availability of Fittings||Very good||Average||Low||Good||Very good|
|Thermal Expansion||Low, good for concealed piping||Low, good for concealed piping||Very High, not to be used for concealed piping||Very special care is required for concealed piping||Low, good for concealed piping|
|Effect of Sub-Zero Temp.||Up to 0 C||Up to 0 C||Up to -40 C||Up to 0 C||Up to -40 C|
|UV Resistance||Very good||Very good||Very good||Low||Very good|
|Ease in Installation||Low||Average||Low||Good||Very good|
|Flow Properties For Friction||Low||Very good||Very good||Very good||Very good|
As presented in the table, PP-R pipes are durable and resistive to various unfavorable conditions. These are ideal in areas where acidic water causes quick erosion and are also suitable for hot and cold water as well as radiator connection systems.
Q-Tech is Cebu’s supplier of first-rate PP-R pipes and fittings. For inquiries about PP-R pipes and fittings, visit our office at W12-B Benedict Ventures Building, Hernan Cortes St., Banilad, Mandaue City, 6014 Cebu, Philippines. Or contact Q-Tech at +6332.238.0034 and +6332.238.9593. Visit our website www.qtechpipes.com.