Hard plastic tubes: advantages and disadvantages

In recent decades, the construction and plumbing industries have been using rigid or rigid plastic tubes and pipes for water supply and waste management systems. The material used is hard, hard PVC and is considered easier to work with than the old-fashioned metal or molded concrete pipes that were used in earlier days.

Advantages: Hard plastic tubes are light, hard and resistant to a large number of internal and external damages. It can withstand corrosion and pitting. Due to its light weight, it reduces transportation costs, handling charges, installation, etc. The length of the plastic pipe can be cut into large sections thus reducing the number of joints. Plastic is resistant to rust, fungus and mold, thus improving its ability to transport water in a much healthier way, thus providing better health benefits. Another advantage that is seen in hard plastic tubes is that they are flexible enough to adapt to the movement of the earth. This is a good standard in earthquake affected areas. Plastic, being an inert and stable compound, can withstand the action of many chemicals. It is also much cheaper than conventional plumbing pipes made of cast iron, GI, etc. Because plastic is a smooth surface material, it provides low flow resistance. Therefore, it is more efficient to transport liquids over long distances. Because plastic pipes are resistant to corrosion and pitting, losses due to waste are minimized, with tremendous cost savings benefits. Plastic pipes are relatively easy to install and do not require special skills.

The disadvantages of using rigid plastic tubes are that since plastics cannot withstand very high temperatures, their use in hot water or liquid systems is limited, unless they are exposed to the inner liner of heat-insulating compounds. Not specifically treated. Plastic strength and durability can be reduced with high temperature exposure. Cracking and splitting are common features of hardened plastic pipes. This is because the plastic breaks down considerably in its hard shape. Leakage and loss may be common. In such cases, the entire length of the pipe may need to be changed, as joints may not be required in the long run. Cracks and cracks are common in very cold and frozen environments. It should not be installed near any source of radiant heat or open furnace, as it cannot withstand very high temperatures. Exposure to UV rays can cause chemical changes in plastics, so plastic pipes are not suitable for outdoor use. Another problem that apartment complex residents report is that water and waste from hard plastic pipes cause a lot of noise and disturbance.

Proper use of hard plastic tubes, keeping in mind their advantages and disadvantages, can lead to higher cost savings, efficiency and environmental benefits.

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