Pipe Systems. GRP Pipes, FRP Pipes, HDPE Pipes, Hobas Pipes, what's the difference?

GRP Pipes, Hobas Pipes and other Types of Pipe Systems

Most pipe systems, including Hobas pipes, are known for the kind of materials that they are made from.  But, different types of pipes are made for different purposes.  The kind of material that passes through the pipe, the pressure, and temperature are factors in which we can determine what kind of pipes we would need to use.

There are a lot of different pipes.  There are GRP pipes,  FRP pipes, HDPE pipes, and Polyethylene pipes, to name a few.  There more types out there, but for this purpose, I will only describe the pipes I mentioned.

GRP pipes or Glass Reinforced Polyester pipes is one kind of fiberglass pipe. You can read more about GRP Pies on the Australian HOBAS site: http://hobas.com.au/GRP-Pipe.html. These pipes are lightweight and very easy to handle.  And because they are not made from metal, they are corrosion-free.  GRP Pipe is also resistant to acidic liquids and they are ideal for use in water and sewage systems.

FRP pipes is also known as Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic pipe.  This kind of pipe has a high strength-to-weight ratio.  They are also corrosion-resistant and are low maintenance.  These pipes are commonly used in oil field gathering and for flammable and combustible liquids.  Nowadays, these pipes are also used as lining for large diameter concrete pipes for sewage applications.

HDPE pipes are High Density Polyethylene pipes.  These pipes, along with Medium Density Polyethylene pipes, are strong, tough, and lasts for a long time.  They can easily be installed and are flexible.  These pipes are also resistant to chemicals and corrosion.  Because of their properties, these pipes can carry potable water, waste water, chemicals, slurries, compressed gases, and even oil.  Polyethylene pipes are known to have the lowest repair frequency per kilometer of pipe per year when compared to all other types of pipes that are used for urban water and gas distribution.  This simply means that PE pipes are indeed very strong and durable.

With whatever application you will need it for, there are pipes that will be just right for the job. I'd recommend you try dealing with a pipe supplier like HOBAS. You just need to do your research and make sure that the pipe you use is the right pipe and it is applicable to the type of material that will pass through it.



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