About PPR Pipes
PPR pipes are made of polypropylene random copolymer (PPR-C) material and are suitable for hot and cold water applications, as well as heating systems. PPR pipes have a good resistance to chemical and environmental stressors, making them an ideal choice for plumbing and HVAC applications. PPR pipes are available in a variety of sizes and lengths, and can be connected using various methods, including welding, crimping, or screwing.
Other uses of PPR Pipe Fittings include
- Handling and distribution of compressed air, steam, and water. These applications usually consist of using diaphragm pumps, piston/plunger pumps, gear pumps, or peristaltic (rubber) tube pumps to move gasses or liquids through pipelines at various pressure head conditions.
Examples could be for compressed air in cylinders used by local shops like tire places or auto parts stores; water distribution systems where hot or cold potable water is used in homes; many types of farming; paper companies that use recycled water for paper making, cooling towers in large shopping malls or complexes where air conditioning is running throughout the building; aquariums that use pumps to circulate water through filters and aeration equipment.
- PPR pipe fittings are also used by many industries that require non-metallic piping components. One example would be dairy farms where milk products are being transferred between vehicles for distribution at stores, food chains, etc. Many of these pipes are located underground near hose bibs or animal waterers, so they cannot corrode or rust as steel piping systems do over time.
They can handle hot high temperatures up to 160 degrees F without warping because PPR pipe fittings meet FDA requirements for contact with consumable/edible food products. This is also true for non-potable applications of draining hot water tanks and heating systems.
- Toilet fill and flush valves in residential and commercial buildings where strict code compliance laws are being met to ensure easy cleaning of hard-to-reach areas around these valves without damage to ceramic surfaces or porcelain fixtures.
- Pumps, fluid lines, manifolds, etc. that are used in solar/saltwater pools systems for filtering pool waters through equipment that recycles the water back into the main pool body. These types of pools require components made specifically for saltwater exposure because salt will slowly corrode metals over time which can cause hazardous electrical wiring, pump wiring, etc.
- Fire suppression systems that require a polypropylene type material for tubing to carry gasses or liquids from tanks to nozzles or sprinklers throughout the building. PPR Pipe Fittings meet UL standards for this type of application and can be found in many major stadiums, commercial complexes, theaters, resorts, etc. where fire codes are strict because of the high occupancy factor during peak times.
- Lastly, PPR pipe fittings are also used by hobbyists who build different models such as RC cars (radio control) and planes to power pumps or compressors required for various operations like making custom tires or fuel cells needed to run engines efficiently.
Efficient inner surface
The inner surface of the PPR pipe is very smooth and has a very low coefficient of friction compared to conventional types of pipes. This reduces pressure losses during fluid transfer and distribution, further improving the energy efficiency of PPR piping systems. Also, unlike metal pipes, PPR will not flake or scale, making it safer to use.
Chemical and Mechanical Durability
Compared to traditional plastic piping systems, PPR has a very high resistance to hard particle abrasion. This is especially important in well water or industrial applications where the transferred fluid may contain abrasive particles.
Furthermore, unlike traditional metal pipes, PPRs are inert to most electrolytes and chemicals over a wide temperature range. This electrolytic and chemical inertness makes PPR pipes safe to use in situations of high salinity (such as in swimming pool applications using seawater) and even highly corrosive chemicals (such as in industrial applications).
Due to the light weight of PPR pipe, its transportation, handling and installation do not require a lot of energy consumption or manual labor. At the same time, they are easy to cut, connect and use, making them more economically sustainable.
Also, connecting the PPR pipes and fittings is done by heating only and does not require any additional chemicals or materials. All of these factors help PPR reduce environmental impact and cost of use.