The HDPE pipe for sale from Farmore of Idaho Standley & Company is a type of flexible plastic pipe used for fluid and gas transfer and is often used to replace ageing concrete or steel mains pipelines. Made from the thermoplastic HDPE (high-density polyethylene), its high level of impermeability and strong molecular bond make it suitable for high pressure pipelines. HDPE pipe is used for applications such as water mains, gas mains, sewer mains, slurry transfer lines, rural irrigation, fire system supply lines, electrical and communications conduit, and storm water and drainage pipes.
Generally speaking, HDPE pipe is butt fused by applying heat to prepared pipe ends and then pushing the pipe ends together with a pre-determined force to make a permanent butt fusion joint. It is a very simple process utilizing a properly sized butt fusion machine for the pipe size to be joined. The pipe is installed and clamped in the butt fusion machine with pipe supports on both ends of the machine to support the pipes on the machine center line. The pipe ends are then faced (machined) to mechanical stops to ensure clean, parallel pipe ends for the heating process. The pipe ends are then aligned using the clamps on the fusion machine. A temperature controlled heater is installed in the machine and the pipe ends are heated according to the butt fusion standard ASTM International F2620. Once the heating criteria is met, the heater is removed and the pipe ends are brought together at the pre-determined force. This force is held on the joint for the time required by the standard.
If you are looking for another cost effective option to other kinds of pipe on the market today, the Idaho HDPE pipe sellers at Farmore may be the solution for you. With our full parts department, our wide range of HDPE fittings, and our professional Idaho HDPE welding and fusion technicians, we have the expertise and products to fit your needs. Contact us today for more information on HDPE pipe for sale in Idaho or for our HDPE fusion, welding and fitting services.