Select Pipes

Alteration occurs during a variety of question because it is essential that the new renovation has served for many years, especially when it comes to replacing the plumbing and pipes. So what pipe to choose? How not to be mistaken with a choice. There are plastic, metal and galvanized pipes. Most popular of them use the plastic tube. Let us try to describe them in more detail. Plastic pipes are more than sixty years used throughout the world, but in Russia, where one of the most worn-out utilities, everything that involves the use of non-metallic pipes new.

At the present time the Russian market has the following non-metallic pipes: plastic (option – cross-linked polyethylene), polyvinyl chloride, polypropylene and metal. The most common are the last two types, so more detail will tell you about them. Metal-pipe is a three-layer structure: a layer of aluminum foil with a thickness 0,5-0,2 mm, a protective layer design, which creates a high resistance and mechanical strength, and the main tube of cross-linked polyethylene in a special way that has excellent hygienic properties, good thermal stability and high throughput. These plastic tubes are easy to install. There are two types of compounds – Collet, and compaction. Metal pipes market is extremely dynamic and volatile. The disadvantages of such a tube is: range of diameters from 40 mm to 16 mm. Metal-characterized one of the most powerful and relevant thermophysical properties (Including plastic pipes) – working pressure, which can reach up to 10 atmospheres, the temperature – 95 C, and within a few hours, these tubes can withstand – 110 C.

Scope of metal tubes rather extensive – hot water, cold, warm floors, central heating. Now for the polypropylene tubes. Their advantage is the low thermal conductivity, durability, high temperature resistance, light weight, good manufacturability, easy installation and no electrical conductivity. These plastic pipes are chemically stable to many aggressive media, they are easily washed out during the operation, keeping hygienic properties during the whole period of his service, which according to all standards of construction is 50 years. Polypropylene tubes are extremely reliable. They come in black, gray, white and green. All of them are suitable to operation. When choosing a plastic pipe is worth paying attention to the following characteristics: the ability of its linear expansion, chemical resistance, pressure, pipe diameter and the temperature of the transported environment. Longer lifetime of plastic pipes depends on the combination of two factors – pressure and temperature. For any choice of a pipe, special attention should be paid to the assembly, the main thing in this case, contact only proven professionals, and then Luba pipe will last a long time.