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Because of their cost-effectiveness, durability, and long service life, PPR pipes have become increasingly popular over the last two decades. As a contractor, you may have wondered why some well-known companies prefer to manufacture PPR pipes over PE and PVC pipes. In the following blog, we will go over the fundamentals of PPR pipes, including their benefits, features, and most common applications. So, let's start with the fundamentals.

What exactly is PPR Pipe?

PPR pipe is a rigid and straight cylindrical pipe made of Polypropylene Random Copolymer plastic and produced through a continuous extrusion process. They are typically available in white or green, with outer diameters ranging from 20mm to 110mm, making the pipe walls thicker than PVC. PPR pipes are accompanied by a variety of connection parts, fittings, and accessories for each pipe diameter.

Characteristics of PPR Pipe

  • Long-Term Use and Durability

PPR piping systems can operate in a wide range of fluid and environmental operating temperatures for more than 50 years. Furthermore, PPR pipe is extremely durable in both cold and hot water systems. It can initially ensure the temperature and pressure strain of hot water systems. At the same time, unlike other common types of plastic pipes, PPR pipes can withstand structural impacts even in cold weather installations without breaking or cracking.

  • Thermal Conductivity is low.

PPR has a much lower thermal conductivity, which means that temperature cannot be easily transferred from the outside environment to the liquid in the pipe and vice versa. This factor also reduces heat loss or gain during the transfer of cold or hot fluids, resulting in more energy-efficient systems and lower PPR pipe insulation costs.

  • Mechanical and Chemical Endurance

When compared to traditional plastic piping systems, PPR pipes have a much higher resistance to abrasion by hard particles. This is especially important in well water or industrial applications where the liquids being transferred may contain abrasive particles. Furthermore, unlike metal piping, PPR is inert to most electrolytes and chemicals over a wide temperature range. Because of the inertness of electrolytic and chemical components, PPR piping is a safe choice for use in high-salinity environments.

  • Effective Inner Surface

When compared to traditional types of piping, the inner surface of PPR pies is smooth and has a very low friction coefficient. This can lead to less pressure loss during fluid transport and distribution, which contributes to the energy efficiency of PPR piping systems. PPR pipes, unlike metal pipes, do not flake or scale, making them much safer to use.

  • High environmental and economic efficiency

Because of the lightweight of PPR pipe, it's handling, transportation, and installation do not necessitate a lot of energy or manual labour. At the same time, they are extremely simple to join, cut, and work with, making them far more economically viable. Again, joining PPR pipes and fittings is accomplished solely through heat and requires no additional chemicals or materials.

Applied Sciences –

The durability, ecological, and economic benefits of PPR have resulted in a significant increase and diversification of PPR Pipe applications in recent years.

The most common applications are as follows:

Cold and hot potable water pipes can be found in industrial, residential, and public buildings. Water, liquid food products, sanitary liquids, aggressive chemicals, and compressed air, such as highly acidic or alkaline solutions, are all transported using industrial piping.

In the Middle East, RZBM provides high-quality turnkey production lines for PPR pipes in a variety of capacities and sizes. This covers the entire diameter range of PPR pipes. If you are looking for these solutions, please contact us right away.

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