The use of plastics pipes in mining for water, waste, chemical and slurry transport is extensive. PVC, polyethylene and polypropylene pipes may be installed above or below ground. Polyethylene pipe is available with a highly weatherable, reflective white outer skin to protect against solar heat absorption, reducing the need to derate the pipe’s pressure rating due to temperature considerations.
The pipes are light weight, long length, flexible and easy to transport and install. They are totally corrosion free, abrasion resistant, maintain a smooth bore and when properly installed, require very little maintenance.