Iplex’s Millennium® performance provides greater confidence to the designer, constructor and owner of polyethylene pipelines installed with trenchless technologies.
|Reduced wall thickness||Compared to the conventional trenchless design factor approach that is commonly applied to compensate for potential surface damage, Iplex Millennium® pipe can be confidently used in the SDR determined by pressure and temperature factors alone. With thinner walled Millennium® pipe, substantial installation and pump energy costs can be realised.|
|Installation cost savings||The high stress crack resistance of Iplex’s Millennium® pipe allows the use of excavated spoil, eliminating the need to import granular embedment in open trench applications. This can save a contractor up to 20% of the pipeline construction costs.|
|Increased service life expectation||Iplex’s Millennium® pipe can easily achieve an anticipated service life of 100 years due to its greater tolerance of surface damage. This is a substantial benefit to pipeline owners who are required to make accounting provisions for the replacement of assets.|
|Safer gas pipelines||In gas networks where ‘squeeze-off’ is used to manage pipeline flows for planned or emergency maintenance, Iplex’s Millennium® pipe increases resistance to the initiation of slow crack growth wherever these stress concentrators are present, leading to a longer service life and enhanced network dependability.|