The range of useful properties afforded by PVC pipes makes it the most versatile of all pipe materials, a fact attested to by the variety of applications and markets served by PVC pipes. Trenchless PVC Pipes offer engineers and specifiers the most efficient pipe to move water coupled with overall cost savings thanks to reduced installation costs due to lightweight pipes and reduced overall pipe dimensions.
Minimise pipeline construction disruption
While open-cut installations continue to be the standard method of construction for new projects where access is readily available, for projects in developed urban areas various trenchless technologies are making no dig options more economically viable and appealing. For rehabilitation of our cities aging pipelines, trenchless technologies make it possible to restore the structural integrity and fluid velocity of the pipeline whilst minimising the financial and social costs.
Major cost savings over other pipeline technology - stretch your capital works budget further
PVC pipe is very competitive with when compared to other pipe materials, even more so when installation and life cycle operating costs are taken into consideration. These lower material costs are coupled with lower installation costs because of increased productivity, the product's low weight and cheaper transportation expenses.
Rehabilitate aging pipelines without digging up the entire pipe system
Trenchless technology has the advantage of smaller excavations with the overall installation being completed using pre-drilled holes or by bursting or relining an existing pipeline. Trenchless technology also makes it possible to rehabilitate aging pipelines without digging up the entire pipe system, often restoring both the structural integrity and flow speed of the pipe, thus greatly minimising the social costs associated with the disruption to traffic, pedestrians, businesses and customers.
PVC pipes offer the widest range of options for trenchless projects
The PVC pipe industry has developed solutions for the common types of trenchless installations including Sliplining, Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD), Pipe Bursting, Tight Fit Structural Liner, Jacking and Microtunnelling. Many of these technologies are well established and have been successfully used for many years.
The use of trenchless pipeline installation technology is expected to grow as the need to rehabilitate or replace existing sewer and water pipeline infrastructure increases in importance. Much of this infrastructure is located in densely urbanised areas where access to existing pipelines is often restricted.
The properties and versatility of PVC allow it to be used for a wider range of solutions for trenchless installations than any other material. The advantages of PVC include strength, light weight, hydraulic capacity, crack resistant flexibility, and corrosion resistance, chemical resistance including resistance to hydrocarbon permeation, maintainability and environmental performance.