PLANO, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Performance Pipe, a division of Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP, has announced its release of a new polyethylene (PE) pipe whose capabilities significantly improve abrasion resistance in industrial and energy applications such as mining, oil and gas gathering, produced water, liners, power plants, dredging and pumping.
Performance Pipe’s DriscoPlex® 4800 series PE pipe is manufactured from high quality medium-density polyethylene (MDPE) that conforms to ASTM F714 and D3350. Testing has demonstrated that Performance Pipe’s DriscoPlex® 4800 Series pipe provides at least 30% greater abrasion resistance compared to other High-Density polyethylene (HDPE) pipes tested, translating to longer service life in these application areas.
Additionally, it is more than four times as resistant to slow crack growth compared to the PE4710 requirement, and offers less stiffness and greater ductility. Combined with reduced weight, this aids in field handing/installation.
DriscoPlex® 4800 series MDPE pipe is available in a full range of sizes, pressure capabilities, molded and fabricated fittings. Click here to learn more about Performance Pipe’s newest innovation in MDPE pipe.
About Performance Pipe
Performance Pipe is a division of Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP and is the largest pressure pipe manufacturer in North America, with eight manufacturing facilities located throughout the United States. Performance Pipe’s DriscoPlex™ brand high density polyethylene pipe is regularly sold to more than 400 customers worldwide.
About Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP
Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP is an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC, one of the world’s top producers of olefins and polyolefins and a leading supplier of aromatics, alpha olefins, styrenics, specialty chemicals, plastic piping and polymer resins. With approximately 5,000 employees, the LLC and its affiliates own $14 billion in assets, including 34 manufacturing and research facilities in eight countries. Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC is equally owned by Chevron U.S.A. Inc., an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Chevron Corporation, and by wholly-owned subsidiaries of Phillips 66, and is headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas. For more information about Chevron Phillips Chemical, visit www.cpchem.com. Also, follow us on Twitter: @chevronphillips.