PE pipe is widely used in all kinds of water supply and fuel gas systems because of its great properties. Compared with steel and other metal pipes, it has excellent corrosion resistance and chemical reliability. Besides, it’s flexible and light in weight, so it’s easy to install and transfer. Moreover, it’s much cheaper than steel pipe and helps save budget.
However, not all the PE pipes can be used as fuel gas pipe. In fact, there are strict demands on PE pipe as fuel gas pipe. Next, let’s see what are the demands.
As fuel gas pipe, the PE pipe must meet the requirements of the relevant state regulations first. Second, the raw material of PE pipe should have excellent processing property. Besides, the great properties of raw material should transfer to the pipe. Third, the connection method of PE pipe is normally melt welding. Therefore, it demand the pipe has great melt welding property.
The basic factor of the property difference is the difference of molecular structure. We can produce unique PE pipe only if use the advanced polymerization equipment and technology. Generally speaking, HDPE and MDPE have great properties and resist weather. So they are the ideal material for fuel gas pipe.
Pay attention to the installation of PE fuel gas pipe
1. After the installation, you should protect the pipe well, especially when doing decoration works like tile. Never pull down and press the pipe to keep it work well.
2. If there is leakage of the fuel gas, shut down the valve first, then open all the windows for ventilation. Moreover, you must shut down the power resources like light and switch. After these measures, walk out and call the fire fighter.
3. Don’t seal the fuel gas pipe, especially the master valve. Because the repair and maintenance need enough space.
4. You’d better not repair it yourself because there will be serious result once you operate incorrectly.
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