Self-lubricating UHMWPE Pipe
Self-lubricating polymers and polymer composite have increasingly wide application nowadays. UHMWPE (Ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene) is a new kind of engineering thermoplastics, and its average molecular weight is more than 3 million. UHMWPE pipe is one of the most popular composite materials. UHMWPE pipe has obvious advantages over HDPE pipe, such as: strong wear resistance and impact resistance, outstanding resistance to internal pressure strength and environmental stress cracking, etc. What's more, UHMWPE material is intrinsically self-lubricating, anti-adhesion, strongly resistant to chemical, moisture and low temperature.
Strong resistance to abrasion: UHMWPE tubes have outstanding resistance to abrasion, which ensures its long service life in abrasive slurry applications.
Strong resistance to chemical: UHMWPE tube is resistant to a wide range of chemical reagents, which helps UHMWPE pipe has popular application in mining operations, such as: tailing pipelines and chemical treatment.
Flexibility: UHMWPE pipe can be bent to at least 30 times the tube’s outside diameter for HDPE, which allows UHMWPE tube reduce surge pressure, vibration and stress caused by soil conditions. This flexibility advantage make UHMWPE pipe extremely useful in submarine pipe lines, mine subsidence and earthquake prone areas.
High flow capacity: UHMWPE pipe’s low friction ensures its high flow capacity.
Lower pumping cost because of its hydraulic capacity compared with steel and HDPE pipes.
Easy installation: UHMWPE pipe is easy to install with light weights and flanged couplings.