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Water and Waste Water


Plastics have been instrumental in reclaiming waste water into safe water for more than seven decades. Plastics are also being put to work anywhere there’s a need for durable, long-lasting, maintenance-free water transport systems.

Environmental and Safety

Considering the total carbon footprint, including costs of raw materials, manufacture, transport, fabricate, install, maintain, plastics compare favorably with more traditional materials. Also, plastics are safer to handle and install. When you consider that most plastics are readily recyclable, they can become the most environmentally responsible and safest choice for many demanding water and waste water applications.


Applications

  • Potable water systems (valve and pump
  • components)
  • Irrigation systems (bearings, nozzles,
  • pivot bushings)
  • Aquaculture
  • Specialized chemical delivery systems
  • Reclamation process piping
  • Sprinkler/water aeration systems
  • Hot and cold water distribution systems
  • Plumbing pipes and fittings
  • Double contained piping systems
  • Water and sewage treatment —
  • paddles, weirs, wear shoes, sprockets,
  • chain guides
  • Gravity and force main industrial and
  • municipal sewer systems
  • Ultra pure water systems
  • Submerged marine installations
  • Ocean thermal energy conversion
  • projects, designed to produce energy
  • and air condition buildings
  • Desalinization
  • Grating and stair systems

Advantages May Include

  • Lightweight
  • Impact resistant
  • Weather resistant
  • Chemical and corrosion resistant
  • Easy to fabricate
  • Excellent weatherability
  • Quieter than metal pipes (no “water
  • hammer”)
  • Easy and safer to install
  • Low maintenance
  • Easy to weld, install and operate
  • Excellent flexibility and bending radius
  • (which eliminates the need for custom
  • fittings)
  • Surge-resistant
  • Provides superior protection for public
  • health when used in water treatment
  • applications
  • Fabrication can be done on-site with simple
  • hand tools; no torches or heavy equipment
  • needed
  • Energy savings with dynamic systems (a
  • result of plastics lighter weight and lower
  • specific gravity)

Materials

  • Acetal (POM)
  • Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS)
  • Cast Nylon (PA)
  • Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride (CPVC)
  • Ethylene-Chlorotrifluoroethylene (ECTFE)
  • Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate (EVA)
  • High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE)
  • Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE)
  • Polymethyl Pentene (PMP)
  • Polypropylene (PP)
  • Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
  • PVC/Acrylic Alloy
  • Polyvinylidene Fluoride (PVDF)
  • Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE)
  • Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene

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