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PE80 & PE100 Sewage & Industrial Water Pipe

JDP supplies PE80 & PE100 pipes for dirty water / industrial water in both black and black with a brown stripe, in sizes 20 to 1200mm diameter. As well as standard SDR11 & SDR17, ratings SDR13.6, SDR21 & SDR26 can be supplied, subject to volume and availability. Special lengths and markings available on request.

SDR11 PE80 Polyethylene
Size (OD mm) Wall Thickness (mm) Nominal Bore (mm) Approx Weight (kg/m)
20 2.4 15.2 0.12
25 2.5 20.1 0.17
32 3.1 25.8 0.28
40 3.7 32.6 0.42
50 4.8 40.4 0.67
63 6.1 50.9 1.05
75 6.8 61.4 1.47
Black Code
Size (OD, mm) 25m 50m 100m 150m
20 090220BK25 090220BK50 090220BK100 090220BK150
25 090225BK25 090225BK50 090225BK100 090225BK150
32 090232BK25 090232BK50 090232BK100 090232BK150
40 090240BK25* 090240BK50* 090240BK100* 090240BK150*
50 090250BK25 090250BK50 090250BK100 090250BK150
63 090263BK25 090263BK50 090263BK100 090263BK150
75 090275BK25* 090275BK50* 090275BK100* 090275BK150*
*Non standard, made to order
Black/Brown Stripe Code
Size (OD, mm) 25m 50m 100m 150m
20 092220BBRS25 092220BBRS50 092220BBRS100 092220BBRS150
25 092225BBRS25 092225BBRS50 092225BBRS100 092225BBRS150
32 092232BBRS25 092232BBRS50 092232BBRS100 092232BBRS150
40 092240BBRS25* 092240BBRS50 092240BBRS100 092240BBRS150*
50 092250BBRS25 092250BBRS50 092250BBRS100 092250BBRS150
63 092263BBRS25 092263BBRS50 092263BBRS100 092263BBRS150
75 092275BBRS25* 092275BBRS50 092275BBRS100 092275BBRS150*
*Non standard, made to order
SDR11 PE100 Polyethylene
Size (OD mm) Wall Thickness (mm) Nominal Bore (mm) Approx Weight (kg/m)
90 8.6 72.9 2.12
110 10.5 89.1 3.16
125 11.9 101.2 4.08
160 15.1 129.8 6.67
180 17.0 146.0 8.45
200 18.9 162.2 10.35
225 21.3 182.4 13.23
250 23.6 202.8 16.27
280 26.3 227.4 20.35
315 29.7 255.6 25.81
355 33.5 288.1 32.78
400 37.7 324.6 41.60
450 42.4 365.2 52.63
500 47.1 406.3 64.96
560 52.7 454.6 81.47
630 59.3 511.4 103.10
710 66.8 576.4 131.60
Black Code
Size (OD, mm) 6m 12m 50m 100m
90 100232091006 100232091012 100232091050 100232091100
110 100232111006 100232111012 100232111050 100232111100
125 100232121006 100232121012 100232121050 100232121100
160 100232161006 100232161012 100232161050 100232161100
180 100232181006 100232181012 100232181050 100232181100
200 100232201006 100232201012
225 100232221006 100232221012
250 100232251006 100232251012
280 100232281006 100232281012
315 100232311006 100232311012
355 100232351006 100232351012
400 100232401006 100232401012
450 100232451006 100232451012
500 100232501006 100232501012
560 100232561006 100232561012
630 100232631006 100232631012
710 100232711006 100232711012
Black/Brown Stripe Code
Size (OD, mm) 6m 12m 50m 100m
90 10067053999 10067054000 10067054035 10067054036
110 10067054002 10067054003 10067054004 10067054001
125 10067054005 10067054006 10067054007 10067054010
160 10067054008 10067054009
180 10067054042 10067054043
200 10067054011 10067054012
225 10067054014 10067054015
250 10067054016 10067054017
280 10067054018 10067054019
315 10067054020 10067054021
355 10067054022 10067054023
400 10067054024 10067054025
450 10067054026 10067054027
500 10067054028 10067054029
560
630
710
SDR17 PE100 Polyethylene
Size (OD mm) Wall Thickness (mm) Nominal Bore (mm) Approx Weight (kg/m)
90 5.7 78.7 1.46
110 6.9 96.3 2.17
125 7.8 109.5 2.76
160 9.9 140.3 4.53
180 11.0 158.0 5.73
200 12.2 176.7 6.92
225 13.9 197.3 8.96
250 15.2 219.6 10.98
280 17.1 245.9 13.8
315 19.2 276.6 17.47
355 21.8 311.5 22.24
400 24.4 351.2 28.11
450 27.4 395.2 35.61
500 30.6 438.9 53.57
560 33.1 493.9 53.57
630 38.5 553.1 69.81
710 43.3 623.4 88.56
800 48.9 702.2 112.26
900 55.1 789.8 141.96
1000 61.4 877.2 175.41
Black Code
Size (OD, mm) 6m 12m 50m 100m
90 100232097006 100232097012 100232097050 100232097100
110 100232117006 100232117012 100232117050 100232117100
125 100232127006 100232127012 100232127050 100232127100
160 100232167006 100232167012 100232167050 100232167100
180 100232187006 100232187012 100232187050 100232187100
200 100232207006 100232207012
225 100232227006 100232227012
250 100232257006 100232257012
280 100232287006 100232287012
315 100232317006 100232317012
355 100232357006 100232357012
400 100232407006 100232407012
450 100232457006 100232457012
500 100232507006 100232507012
560 100232567006 100232567012
630 100232637006 100232637012
710 100232717006 100232717012
800 100232807006 100232807012
900 100232907006 100232907012
1000 1001321007006 1001321007012
Black/Brown Stripe Code
Size (OD, mm) 6m 12m 50m 100m
90 10067051999 10067052000 10067052035 10067052036
110 10067052002 10067052003 10067052004 10067052001
125 10067052005 10067052006 10067052007 10067052010
160 10067052008 10067052009
180 10067052042 10067052043
200 10067052011 10067052012
225 10067052014 10067052015
250 10067052016 10067052017
280 10067052018 10067052019
315 10067052020 10067052021
355 10067052022 10067052023
400 10067052024 10067052025
450 10067052026 10067052027
500 10067052028 10067052029
560 10067052030 10067052031
630 10067052032 10067052033
710
800
900
1000
EN13244:2003

Plastic piping systems for general purpose water, drainage and sewerage - polyethylene.

PE pipes can be jointed by Electrofusion or Butt-fusion. This method allows pipe to be fused outside of the trench, reducing the trench width required and minimising excavation.

For Electrofusion and Butt-fusion jointing see jointing guides at the end of the Fabricated Fittings section.

Laying of Pipes

The pipes should be installed in the trench with the pipe markings uppermost. Polyethylene may in some instances be laid directly onto the trimmed trench bottom where the soil is uniform, fine grained and free from large stones and flints.

In other cases the trench should be excavated to a depth to allow for a minimum 100mm bed of gravel, crushed stone or coarse sand. A sand/gravel mix is also acceptable, provided the gravel is less than 20mm in size.

Joint clearance holes should be dug into the trench to ensure pipe and sockets are laid level.

Pipes can be laid either in a conventional open cut trench and jointed in the trench, or a narrow trench where the pipes are jointed above ground and subsequently lowered into the trench.

The current practice in the UK is to lay service pipes at 750mm cover and mains pipes at 900mm cover, measured from the pipe crown.

The width of an open cut trench should be the minimum of pipe O.D. plus 250mm to allow for the correct compaction of sidefill and room to work in the trench.

The location of cables and pipes from other utilities should be identified prior to excavation and supported / protected throughout. Any damage should be reported.

Trench walls 1.2m and deeper must be supported – guidance on excavation techniques can be found in:

  • BS 6031 Code of practice for Earthworks (general trenchworks)
  • Report No. 97 Trenching practice (more specific advice)
  • Report UM 1049 : 1990 (review of current practices)

Trench reinstatement in highways is covered in the NRASWA "Specification for the Reinstatement of Openings in Highways", 1992. This code was introduced with the aim that all highway reinstatement is completed as soon as possible to a consistent prescribed performance criteria.

Polyethylene is a flexible material and can deform under load without damage. It is however, important that any deformation is minimised and that the placement of the correct sidefill and initial backfill materials is carried out correctly with adequate compaction. Further details on bed and fill materials are given in WIS 4-08-01.

A minimum 100mm cover should be placed above the crown of the pipe, with heavy compaction equipment not being used with less than 300mm cover. Backfilling can then proceed in 300mm layers.

Trench backfilling should commence as soon as possible after pipe laying to give the pipe protection from damage from objects possibly falling into the trench. To protect the pipe from potential future interference damage it is good practice to install a marker tape 300mm above pipe crown.

Marker tapes can also include a tracer wire to allow future identification of the pipeline. See accessories section for marker tapes.

Handling and Storage

Take care when handling and storing pipes not to scrape and scuff the pipe. Scores and scrapes at less than 10% of the wall thickness will not affect the service performance.

Black, Black/Blue stripe and Black/Brown stripe polyethylene is UV stabilised providing it with excellent protection against UV radiation.

Blue and yellow polyethylene contains enough UV stabilisation to resist degradation in storage only. The maximum recommended storage outside, in the UK, is 12 months. Products stored for longer should be covered or stored inside.

Always
  • Store pipes on level, firm ground
  • Keep pipe away from sharp objects and stones
  • Keep protective packaging intact until required for use
Never
  • Drag or roll pipes
  • Throw or drop pipe
  • Use metal slings and hooks around the pipe
  • Store pipes close to petrochemicals or other aggressive materials