HDPE pipe has earned a reputation for being a resilient, durable solution, but there are many questions as to how it measures up when it is affected by ultraviolet (UV) light. Will it disintegrate over time if it is constantly exposed on a long-term basis? Thankfully, the answer is no.
Recent tests have shown that pipe exposed to extreme sunlight did not show a considerable change in its strength or elasticity. Even if the pipe showed a possible reduction in impact strength, the changes were not significant enough to affect its use nor would they lead to major concern regarding its use on a long-term basis. If anything, a pipe exposed to extreme UV rays is susceptible to slight discoloration, which does not affect its ability to transport liquids or carry loads provided the proper installation procedures have been followed.
If you have concerns about UV protection, Fusio-Tech UV Black Piping by aquatechnik is an innovative fusible polypropylene pipe solution that includes built-in protection from UV rays. It is resistant to electrochemical reactions, plaster, cement, and more.
Miami International Machinery & Equipment Corporation (MIMECO) specializes in industrial equipment and machinery supply. We have more than two decades providing professional solutions in The Guianas, the Caribbean, and Suriname, supplying brands like Performance Pipe, McElroy, Carboline, and more. With our years of experience working as exporters and purchasing agents, we look forward to supplying your company with robust, quality products and solutions at the best prices. Call 305-570-3831 for additional information on our product selection, industrial equipment rentals, or industrial products online.