Fire protection pipes out PE 100-RC black
The PE 100 and PE 100-RC materials has minimum required strength of 10 N/mm² while PE 100-RC has a much higher resistance against rapid crack propagation. Because of this properties PE 100-RC material is the perfect soloution for sand bed free or trenchless installation methods. Furthermore, RC-material is well suited for fire fighting systems, water contaminating substances and protective cabling of high and extra high voltage cables and has been successfully used since many years.
PE 100-RC black - application fields:
|fire protection pipes||biogas||Protection pipes for high voltage cables|
|Material||PE 100-RC||PE 100-RC, PE-RT, PE-EL||PE 100-RC, PE-RT, PE 100-RC-RT|
|Open laying with sandbed||yes||yes||yes|
|Open laying without sandbed||yes||yes||yes|
|Burst lining||with restrictions||with restrictions||with restrictions|
|Horizontal directional drilling||yes||yes||yes|
|Soil displacement hammer||yes||yes||yes|
|Max. Operating temperature||60°C||60°C||70°C|
|Resistance to slow crack growth||Highest resistance||Highest resistance||Highest resistance|
|Connection||HS, HM, Unions, Clamped Joints, Push-Fit Fittings||HS, HM, Unions, Clamped Joints, Push-Fit Fittings||HS, HM|
|Operating pressure SDR 11 (20°C, 100 years)||16 bar, FM =15 bar (SDR 9=17,5)||8 bar||-|
|Lifetime||>100 years||>100 years||>100 years|
|Dimension (OD)||63-630 mm||32-315 mm||60-355 mm|
|SDR levels||SDR 9 + 11||SDR 33 + 17+ 11||SDR 21+ 17+ 11|
|Delivery lengths||Pipe sections 6 m, 12 m||Pipe sections 6 m, 12 m||Pipe sections 6 m, 12 m|
Outstanding properties of PE (polyethylene)
Due to the permanent development of PE molding compounds in recent years, the performance of PE pipes and fittings has been significantly improved. Polyethylene is classified not only according to its density (LDPE, MDPE, HDPE), but also according to the length of its molecular chains (PE 300, PE 500, PE 1000) or the strength classes according to ISO 9080 (PE 63, PE 80, PE 100). A significant advantage of the material is the excellent UV stability of the material colored black with carbon black.
PE 100-RC - Full Notch Creep Test
In the Full Notch Creep Test (FNCT), stress cracking resistance is tested. According to PAS 1075, the PE 100-RC compounds have to withstand 8760 h, which is almost 30 times longer than PE 100.
Pipes made of PE 100-RC for radiation exposure
Pipe systems made of PE 100-RC are basically suitable for use in the area of high-energy radiation. As a rule, radioactive wastewater contains beta and gamma rays. For many years, pipes made of PE have proven their worth in the removal of radioactive wastewater from hot laboratories and as cooling water pipes in nuclear power engineering. Even after years of use, PE pipes do not become radioactive.
Physiological harmlessness of PE 100-RC
In its structure, polyethylene complies with the required food regulations (according to BGA and KTW guidelines). PE piping systems have been tested and approved for drinking water suitability.
Chemical resistance of PE 100-RC
The very high resistance of PE 100-RC to a wide range of acids and alkalis can be explained by its non-polar structure. Due to this non-polarity, the material is resistant to non-oxidizing acids and alkalis as well as to aqueous solutions of salts. PE is resistant to solvents up to 60 °C, but is swollen by halogenated and aromatic fats and waxes. PE 100-RC has limited or no resistance to strong oxidizing agents such as nitric acid, oleum, ozone, hydrogen peroxide or halogens. Our chemical resistance list (Link: Chemical Resistance Complete) serves as a first indication.
FM Approval (Approvals Class 1613):
Approval Identification: 003058569 (pipes and pressed elbows).