• Ease of Handling – Atlanta HDPE pipe weighs considerably less than pipes made from conventional materials. Typically, it is only ¼ to 1/10 the weight of cast iron, steel or concrete pipes used for the same service. This affords significant savings in transportation and installation by reducing manpower and equipment needs to a minimum.
• High Chemical Resistance – Atlanta HDPE pipe has replaced steel, stainless steel, cast iron and concrete piping where chemical or corrosion resistance is required. It is resistant to attack by acids, bases, salts and many hydrocarbon materials. In addition, even the most aggressive soil will not corrode Atlanta HDPE piping.
• Safe for Portable Water and Other fluids – Because Atlanta HDPE Piping does not contaminate fluid with metallic ions; it is of then used in the transport of pure materials, including deionized water. Atlanta HDPE piping materials also meet with the approval of the Bureau of Product Standards for the transport of potable water.
• Flexibility – Atlanta HDPE pipe is flexible, providing ease of installation. It can be curved, snaked, inserted or laid along natural ground contours, thereby reducing installation costs and equipment requirements.
• Abrasion Resistance – Atlanta HDPE pipe has smooth, tough interior surfaces which make it an excellent material for conveying a variety of abrasive slurries.
• Lowest Flow Resistance – The smooth interior of this pipe provides for higher flow design factors. The Hazen-Williams water flow coefficient for Atlanta HDPE pipe 150 to 155, and the Manning “n” value is approximately 0.009, Resistance to scaling and corrosion allows the pipe to maintain its excellent flow properties throughout service life.
• Tight Joints – A choice of jointing systems is available depending upon the application and the size of the Atlanta HDPE pipe. These include butt fusion, electrofusion, socket fusion, extrusion welding, mechanical connectors and compression type fittings.