What projects should consider HDPE as an option?

While carbon steel and stainless steel have long been the go-to options, high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pressure piping has quickly emerged as a flexible and easy-to-manage alternative, particularly for projects involving water systems and treatment, cooling systems, corrosive liquids and seismic rated construction.

How can pipe selection increase energy loss?

There are three main ways that making the wrong pipe decision can increase energy use:

  • Additional interventions needed due to the impact the pipe has on the product during transfer. For example, pumps to maintain flow due to friction or fans and other temperature controls
  • Increased installation costs of heavy or difficult to handle pipe
  • Additional ongoing maintenance requirements

How do the different  pipe types help save energy?


  • smooth interior surfaces, resulting in lower friction loss
  • resistant to scaling
  • excellent insulation capabilities
  • lightweight, flexible, and easy to handle and install

Carbon Steel

  • protective coatings or linings can be applied to enhance corrosion resistance, prevent leaks and prolong lifespan

Stainless Steel

  • smooth interior surfaces, resulting in lower friction loss

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