ENVIRONMENTAL APPLICATIONS

“Environmentally friendly” is one of the most critical and important criteria today for industrial applications. For landfill and high-impact environmental projects, HDPE, Inc. offers superior solutions that maintain a strict adherence to environmentally friendly concerns.

Some of the most profound environmentally friendly characteristics of a high-density polyethylene application are found in reduced leakage, superior chemical and abrasion tolerance. HDPE pipe has good resistance to many organic substances, and is unaffected by soil-borne bacteria and fungi.

HDPE Inc’s expertise in the design and installation of pipe systems for environmental applications is second to none. Our ability to provide technical expertise and factory-certified installation allows your project to meet or exceed industrial and environmental requirements as well as project deadlines and expectations.

Landfill

Landfills

One of greatest environmental concerns for landfill operators is protecting the surrounding environment and groundwater, providing a method for controlling waste loss or contamination. When choosing a piping product for landfill applications, engineers and contractors recognize high-density polyethylene as the product of choice for landfill applications including leachate, methane gas collection and removal.

For custom landfill riser shafts, HDPE, Inc. provides a smooth wall solution that eliminates the possibility of vertical crushing as landfill levels increase over the shaft. Custom-designed bases are designed and installed so additional riser segments can be added over time as the height of the landfill increases.

HDPE offers a superior resistance to a wide range of chemicals, acids, alkalis and corrosive materials found in landfills. The ability for the pipe sections to be heat-fused eliminates leakage throughout the entire pipe run. Coupled with the ease of installation, load tolerances and corrosion resistance, high-density polyethylene is a product that provides landfill operations a cost effective, long life solution that is truly environmentally friendly.

Landfill

Environmental Impact Projects

As environmental concerns increase for reducing the nutrients in runoff water flowing into rivers, streams and lakes, engineers and municipalities are increasingly designing natural filtration and water control systems with the help of HDPE, Inc. Offering many benefits over traditional pipe materials including ease of use and corrosion resistance, high-density polyethylene pipe systems offer a high return on investment, longevity and a low-impact footprint to the environment.

Since all environmental projects are custom-designed systems that accommodate the uniqueness of each installed location, HDPE pipe and components are an ideal material of choice among engineers, contractors and installers. The ability to adapt to unique conditions and design specifications plus the near-seamless capabilities of HDPE pipe makes installation and fabrication easier and more efficient compared to other materials. Plus, the ability of HDPE to be configured into existing systems using steel or PVC make HDPE pipe a superior choice.

HDPE, Inc. takes great pride in assessing the environmental impact of each project. Our system designs and installation planning provide the most environmentally friendly application that reduces the impact of trenching, component waste and accumulated wastewater runoff during installation.

Case Study: Pipe Support System

Objective
A major industrial plant operation expanded its processing operation which required extensive new feeds and lines to be installed. The challenge was that sections of the new pipe system and components needed to be prefabricated prior to their installation in the existing plant. This would minimize plant downtime and disruption to business.

Solution
HDPE, Inc. worked with design and plant engineers to create a new pipe system utilizing HDPE pipe and fittings. This would allow for the prefabrication of pipe sections, which could be easily welded together once they were installed-both in ground and suspended. HDPE Inc. field technicians prefabricated many of the more complex system components off site, and then transported them to their physical locations for installation. The key to this strategy was the system of supports that were used during the fabrication of the pipe components.

Result
Because of the flexible capabilities and ease of use of high-density polyethylene pipe, HDPE, Inc. field technicians were able to install the entire system with little to no disruption of the industrial plant operation. HDPE pipe’s relative lightweight and ease abuse compared to traditional pipe materials allowed this project to be completed ahead of schedule.