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 WaterHigh scale formationScale formation is prohibited due to smooth boreScale formation is prohibited due to smooth boreScale formation is prohibited due to smooth boreScale formation is prohibited due to smooth bore
Effect of Soft WaterGets corrodedGets corroded due to acidic nature of waterNo EffectNo EffectNo Effect
Health CriterionLow due to lead content and corrosionGood with ferrule but lead content in solder is bad for healthVery goodVery goodVery good
Jointing TechniquesThreadedSoldered/FerruleFusion WeldSolvent cementFusion weld
Corrosion ResistanceVery LowLowNo EffectNo EffectNo Effect
Thermal Strength Property At 60C Temp.Very goodVery goodLimitedNot RecommendedVery good
Availability of FittingsVery goodAverageLowGoodVery good
Thermal ExpansionLow, good for concealed pipingLow, good for concealed pipingVery High, not to be used for concealed pipingVery special care is required for concealed pipingLow, good for concealed piping
Effect of Sub-Zero Temp.Up to 0 CUp to 0 CUp to -40 CUp to 0 CUp to -40 C
UV ResistanceVery goodVery goodVery goodLowVery good
Ease in InstallationLowAverageLowGoodVery good
Flow Properties For FrictionLowVery goodVery goodVery goodVery 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.