Piping Guidelines

Why use plastic pipe systems?

Plastic was invented because of human’s desire for making a better life for themselves. Scientific curiosity was sparked by plastic. While plastics have had their share of ups and downs, there are definitely some advantages of plastic pipes.

Plastic pipe systems have a wide variety of service requirements that they can fulfill. The European Product standards correctly define the requirements for each application along with their specific characteristics.

For Example:

Hygienic requirements – conveyance of drinking water

Safety requirements – conveyance of gas

Temperature resistance over decades – plastic pipes for radiating heating and floor heating

High Chemical resistance – sewer applications

The benefits of plastic pipes include being perfectly able to fulfill the specific requirement, with a high level of performance over a long lifetime and with reliability and safety. Success is achieved due consistently maintaining a high quality level. Two factors that are important for the performance of the pipes over a long period of time are reliability and safety.

The advantages of using plastic pipes can be categorized into mainly three reasons:


The pipes are always classified by their ring stiffness. The ring stiffness of pipes is important if they are needed to withstand external loading during installation. The flexible nature of pipes ensures that they would not fail. The deflection can take place while keeping up with its original function, without breaking.

Long Life

For over 50 years, plastic pipes have served us successfully. The predicted lifespan of a plastic pipe is over 100 years! Plastic pipes have always been classified on the basis of long-term pressure testing.

Safety Factor

The use of plastic pipes also takes into account, the safety factor. The qualified nominal pressure of a plastic pipe has always included a safety factor. This helps in the design of the piping system.