PLANO, Texas--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Performance Pipe, a division of Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP, has launched a new product innovation in polyethylene (PE) pipe and fittings, designed to extend PE pipe capabilities in high temperature applications.
Performance Pipe’s new PlatinumStripe™ 1800 series PE-RT pipe and fittings help customers achieve differentiated performance in a range of demanding, high temperature, industrial and energy applications, including mining, pulp and paper mills, oil and gas gathering, produced water, chemical processes and power plants. Contrary to conventional high density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe where resistance is limited to 140°F (60°C) in pressure applications, Performance Pipe’s PlatinumStripe™ 1800 series PE-RT pipe and fittings can withstand temperatures up to 180°F (82°C) for pressure applications. In some applications, the piping system can withstand intermittent temperatures up to 203°F (95°C).
“We’re excited to be able to deliver new opportunities via this breakthrough technology to these industries and our customers,” said Wes Long, Technical Projects Director of Performance Pipe. “The high temperature properties in the PE-RT pipe translate to bigger cost savings to customers. PlatinumStripe™ 1800 series PE-RT pipe and fittings are more economical and can be installed much faster than traditional pipes, and with the same fusion parameters of standard PE4710 materials.”
“Performance Pipe’s PlatinumStripe™ 1800 Series PE-RT pipe changes the game,” said Long. It is produced from the first PE-RT resin to achieve an 800 psi HDB at 180˚F (82°C) and will be listed as such in Plastics Pipes Institute (PPI) TR-4. It also has high oxidative stability as well as the high melt strength required to produce large diameter pipe needed in industrial applications.
On December 8, 2016, Performance Pipe hosted a webinar detailing the advantages of PE-RT pipe and fittings. To learn more about Performance Pipe’s PlatinumStripe™ 1800 series PE-RT pipe and fittings, listen to the archived webinar, or click here to read a case study.
About Performance Pipe
Performance Pipe is a division of Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP and is the largest pressure pipe manufacturer in North America, with eight manufacturing facilities located throughout the United States. Performance Pipe’s DriscoPlex™ brand high density polyethylene pipe is sold to more than 400 customers worldwide.
About Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP
Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP is an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC, one of the world’s top producers of olefins and polyolefins and a leading supplier of aromatics, alpha olefins, styrenics, specialty chemicals, plastic piping and polymer resins. With approximately 5,000 employees, the LLC and its affiliates own $14 billion in assets, including 34 manufacturing and research facilities in eight countries. Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC is equally owned by Chevron U.S.A. Inc., an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Chevron Corporation, and by wholly-owned subsidiaries of Phillips 66, and is headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas. For more information about Chevron Phillips Chemical, visit www.cpchem.com.