PE 80 and PE 100 Systems for the supply of gaseous fuels

                            

Channeling the future

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In 1988. less roughness Lower load loss Criteria for using PE pipes for gas distribution ‒ ‒ ‒ ‒ ‒ ‒ ‒ ‒ ‒ ‒ Low weight Easy installation Flexible. together with steel. no scale build-up Welded joints Smooth on the inside. Range σLCL (MPa) 8. helps to mitigate the greenhouse effect. Therefore. copper. and so.00 – 11.00 – 9. which in most cases is impossible to predict.99 10. less fittings Flexible. fewer joints Flexible. colours: yellow and orange Low maintenance costs Reliable and safe joint systems (butt welding and electrofusion) Ecological. this material is suitable to use in PE pipes for gas distribution at pressures of over 4 bar.       2    .  Introduction Natural gas is the cleanest and least polluting energy with the lowest carbon content of all fossil fuels. Nowadays. There are currently 2 types of polyethylene: PE 80 and PE 100 depending on the Minimum Required Stress (MRS). resistant to soil settlement Easy to handle and install Cheaper to install Low elasticity modulus. it was only applied to pressure pipes. Initially. recyclable Long useful life (50 to 100 years) The major weak point of metal pipes is corrosion. The use of plastic materials for pipes to supply combustible gases up to a maximum operating pressure of 4 bar began in Spain at the beginning of the 70s.19 MRS (MPa) 8 10 PE Type PE 80 PE 100 Advantages of PE pipes compared to metal pipes ‒ ‒ ‒ ‒ ‒ ‒ ‒ ‒ ‒ ‒ ‒ Lower density. coils or straight pipes. less water hammer Non-rust. it can be said that the pipes used for Natural Gas distribution as well as for LPG under 4 bar pressure are PE pipes. which was subsequently denominated and classified as PE 100 by the corresponding ISO standard. non-corrosion and no scale build-up Easy identification. come in rolls Cheap to install Non-rust. ductile casting and soft iron casting. The 1974 “Spanish Regulations Pertaining to Gas Fuel Networks and Connections”. lower weight Greater length. non-corrosion. Its combustion emits less carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than coal and oil. the third generation of resins appeared on the market. The advantage of this material compared to PE 80 is that it basically has a higher MRS and is more resistant to both slow and rapid crack propagation. included it as one of the materials that could be used up to a maximum operating pressure of 4 bar. but in 1973 Medium Density PE 80 was introduced by way of experiment for 4 bar networks. Stress years Time The material plomyGAS pipes are made of polyethylene materials that meet the requirements of European Standard EN 1555-1 and are certified by AENOR.

Part 2: Specific functional recommendations for polyethylene (MOP up to and including 10 bar) PE pipes are delivered in rolls. the MOP for gas should be the result of applying between 2 (minimum) and 4 different design factors (which could be described as “classic” as it corresponds to PE 80 SDR 11).0 PE 100 SDR 17.0 3. The MOP (Maximum Operating Pressure) can be up to 10 bar. NOTE: Part 6 is the same Standard as: .0 6.5 4 SDR 17.EN 12007-2 Gas supply systems.7 5.6 4.3 4.0 6. This indicates that for two materials and two SDR. or in 6 or 12m straight pipes. C= Global service (design) coefficient or safety factor.7 5.  The pipes plomyGAS pipes are manufactured according to European Standard: EN 1555.8 3.9 3.               3    .8 2. MOP Table (Maximum Operating Pressure) PE 80 C 2 2.0 4. Polyethylene (PE).4 SDR 11 8.5 3 3.   The Quality Management department’s job is to carry out tests on every batch of PLOMYGAS pipes manufactured. but what is indicated in the following table must be taken into account. their length being limited by questions of transport.6 6.6 4.4 3. Pipelines for maximum operating pressure up to and including 16 bar.0 8. Plastic piping systems for the supply of gaseous fuels.8 4.2 2.0 It is a system standard comprising the following parts: Part 1: General Part 2: Pipes Part 3: Fittings Part 4: Valves Part 5: Fitness for the purpose of the system Part 7: Guidance for assessment of conformity (Published as Technical Specification UNE-CEN/TS).0 SDR 11 10.4 5. usually up to DN 110mm.

100 h Hydrostatic strength 80ºC.95 g/cm3 ± 20% RM 19 350 % >20 min 12.5 MOP ≤ 3% 4    . Tensile strength Elongation at break Oxidation induction time .2 bar 1.  plomyGAS pipes technical specifications Characteristic Minimum Required Stress.6 MPa 4 MPa s ≤ 10 mm/day SDR 11 – 8 bar 1.flow rate (MFR) Min. 1000 h Resistance to slow crack growth e ≤ 5mm – Cone test Resistance to slow crack growth e > 5 mm – Notch test Resistance to rapid crack propagation – Critical pressure Pc Longitudinal reversion Standard EN ISO 9080 ISO 1183 EN ISO 1133 EN ISO 6259 EN ISO 6259 ISO 11357-6 EN ISO 1167 EN ISO 1167 EN ISO 1167 ISO 13480 EN ISO 13479 ISO 13477 EN ISO 2505 PE 80 8 MPa 0.94 g/cm3 ± 20% RM 15 MPa 350 % >20 min 10 MPa 4.5 MPa 5 MPa s ≤ 10 mm/day SDR 11 – 9.4 MPa 5.5 MOP ≤ 3% PE 100 10 MPa 0. MRS Density to 23º C Melt mass.OIT Hydrostatic strength 20ºC. 165 h Hydrostatic strength 80ºC.

    5    .ID: Inside diameter .DN 32 to 110mm SDR 11 = 50m coils .9 55.8 177.8 163.0 32.0 3.4 73.2 22.0 3.8 8.6 97.2 5.0 14.6 204.2 17.8 177.DN 63 to 90 = 50m coils .2 10.6 51.6 279.6 51.6 SDR 11 ID mm 14.6 90.2 17. length or types.2 221.4 141.2 6.7 28.6 90.6 e mm ID mm e mm 3.3 9.6: Maximum Operating Pressure 4 bar .0 32.2 10.2 6.6 257.7 5.2 22.4 14.6 18.0 14.2 221.8 163.6 257.4 73.8 .Straight pipes 6 to 12m form DN 90 to 315mm Complete pallets according to the table below DN/OD mm 20 32 40 63 90 110 160 200 250 315 Coils o Straight pipes / pallet 6 or 12m SDR 17.6 SDR 11 ID mm 14.8 • PE 100 Systems for the supply of gaseous fuels Application: Standard: MOP: Colour: Trademark: Availability: Minimum order: Supply of gaseous fuels.4 14.6 / 11 coils coils  coils  coils  coils or 48 Straight pipes coils or 43 Straight pipes 17 Straight pipes 14 Straight pipes 11 Straight pipes 6 Straight pipes SDR 17.DN 20mm SDR 11 = 100 m coils .7 28. please contact us.1 11.Straight pipes 6 or 12m from DN 90 to 315 Complete pallets according to the table below DN/OD mm 20 32 40 63 90 110 160 200 250 315 Coils o Straight pipes / pallet 6 or 12m SDR 17.4 141. EN 1555 Maximum Operating Pressure 4 bar plomyGAS Yellow .6 18.For other diameters.7 3. EN 1555 SDR 17.0 3.0 130.SDR 11: Maximum Operating Pressure 10 bar SDR 17.e: Wall thickness .0 130.• PE 80 Systems for the supply of gaseous fuels Application: Standard: MOP: Trademark: Colour: Availability: Minimum order: Supply of gaseous fuels.6: Yellow-Orange – SDR 11: Black with Yellow-Orange stripes plomyGAS .6 e mm ID mm e mm 3.8 8.0 3.0 26.6 5.8 79.6 279.9 97.6 204.3 9.6 / 11 coils  coils  coils  coils coils or 48 Straight pipes 43 Straight pipes 17 Straight pipes 14 Straight pipes 11 Straight pipes 6 Straight pipes SDR 17.0 26.1 11.

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