Trenchless technologies are replacing traditional ones because they require less interference with infrastructure. They do not cause traffic disturbances and help avoid a bigger part of over- and underground works, which leads to the reduction of costs and installation time. Nevertheless, such technologies require pipes of higher resistance to scratching and spot pressure.
Following the market demand Uponor Infra launched WehoPipeRC/RC+, which is a system of polyethylene pressure pipes and fittings (PE100 RC) characterised by higher resistance to cracks, spot pressure and scratches.
The system may be used to lay new pipelines or renovate already existing ones. The WehoPipeRC/RC+ pipes are extremely resistant to abrasion, which makes them a perfect solution for transportation of sand, brine and other abrasive substances. They may also be used successfully in open-trench projects since they may be laid in natural ground and covered with local soil without sand bedding and sand surround material, which is necessary while laying conventional pipes.
WehoPipe is a universal system of solid-wall pipes and fittings made of polyethylene (PE), which are used for creating new and renovating old water supply and sewage pipelines as well as for technological and industrial projects. Polyethylene (PE) pipes have been used all over the world for 60 years. Our corporation was one of the first manufacturers of plastic pipes.
Our experience shows that PE pipes are the optimum solution for pressure transportation of water and sewage, since their durability is estimated for approximately a hundred years. PE pipes are resistant to the majority of chemical compounds that cause corrosion and deterioration. What is more, they are also flexible and – due to their natural bending radius – they may be laid following the trail of the road without the necessity of using expensive fittings. Their low weight helps cut the costs of transportation and installation.
The polyethylene WehoPipe pipes easily adjust to the dynamic surroundings and may be applied in mining damage areas (up to level 4). Their exceptional resistance to abrasion has been confirmed in the Darmstadt test, which means they are ideal for hydro-transporting of sand, brine and pit sludge. In the production process of pipes Uponor Infra uses best quality raw materials that comply with international standards and Polish regulations.