Plastic Pipe Manufacturing
URS Flint Global Poly is an Edmonton based plastic pipe manufacturing company that produces a wide variety of high density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe products ranging from conduit for fiber optics to siphon string for gas well applications. URS Flint Global Poly operates high efficiency extruders which provide high outputs and quick delivery times and service the oil and gas, municipal, irrigation, industrial, telecommunications, mining, and geothermal markets. We manufacture ¾ inch through to 24 inch diameter polyethylene pipe using the latest PE3608/PE4710/PE100+ materials. Pipe diameter, wall thickness, colour, resin and coil/reel size can all be specified to meet your requirements. Pipe in ¾ inch to 5 inch diameters can be supplied on steel reels, wooden reels, or coils. Permanent co-extruded coloured stripes for a quick means of identifying the pipe is available, as well as a complete range of fittings and tracer wire.
We offer an extensive integrated turn-key service package. Beginning with the manufacturing of pipe, we further offer tubing and casings, the transportation of pipe products to project sites, and finally, the installation and maintenance of our HDPE plastic pipe. URS Flint Global Poly is committed to achieving total customer satisfaction through continuous improvement of the quality of our products, processes and services we deliver. Download PDF
- Industrial—mining applications, slurry and tailings lines
- Oilfield—gas gathering systems, coal bed methane recovery
- Siphon String—velocity tubing string, continual gas well fluid lifting
- Water Services—municipal water service tubing, copper tube size
- Geothermal—geothermal earth loops
- Conduit—electrical and communication, fiber optics lines
- Municipal—potable water and sewage
- Liner Systems—HDPE and PEX resins
- Rink Pipe—LLDPE and HDPE ice rink floors
- Irrigation—golf course piping, agriculture and drainage
- Pipe Striping
- Custom Extrusions
- Perforated Pipe
URS Flint Global Poly's quality management system is ISO 9001:2008 registered. Our quality control program covers all critical aspects of the manufacturing process including incoming raw material, pipe production and finished goods. Our pipe manufacturing meets or exceeds the following standards:
- National Sanitation Foundation Standards 14, 61
- American Waterworks Association C901, C906
- Canadian Standards Association B137.0, B137.1, B137.4, Z662-07, C448
- American Petroleum Institute 15LE
- All applicable American Standards Test Methods (ASTM)
Advantages of HDPE Pipe
Heat Fused Joints
HDPE pipe can be heat fused together to form a joint that is as strong as or stronger than the pipe itself. This reduces potential leak points every 10-20 feet as found with PVC and Ductile Iron bell and spigot connections. The life cycle cost of HDPE pipe differs from other pipe materials because the "allowable water leakage" is greatly reduced rather than typical leakage rates of 10% to 20% for PVC and Ductile Iron. HDPE pipe fused joints are self restraining and costly thrust restraints or thrust blocks are not required. HDPE pipe's fused joints eliminate infiltration and exfiltration problems experienced with alternate pipe joints.
Flexible and Fatigue Resistant
HDPE pipe's flexibility can eliminate many fittings required for directional changes in a piping system where fittings and thrust blocks or restraints are required with alternate materials. The flexibility of HDPE pressure pipe makes it well suited for dynamic soils including areas prone to earthquake. HDPE pressure pipe can accept repetitive pressure surges that significantly exceed the static pressure rating of the pipe.
The flexibility of the joints allow for unique and cost effective types of installation methods that the rigid PVC and Ductile Iron pipes can't use with bell and spigot connections. These alternate installation methods (Horizontal Directional Drilling, Pipe Bursting, Slip lining, Plow and Plant, Submerged or Floating Pipe, etc.) can save considerable time and money in most potable water applications. Polyethylene pipe is produced in straight lengths up to 60 feet long and coiled or reeled in diameters up through 6 inch diameter. Coiled lengths over 1,000 feet are available depending on size providing low cost installations. Polyethylene is about one-eighth the density of steel; it does not require the use of heavy lifting equipment for installation.
Cost Effective, Long Term and Permanent
Polyethylene pipe installations are cost effective and have long term cost advantages due to its physical properties and reduced maintenance costs. The polyethylene pipe industry estimates a service life for HDPE pipe to conservatively be 50-100 years. This relates to savings in replacement costs for generations to come.
Corrosion and Chemical Resistant
HDPE pipe resists corrosion or tuberculation and does not support biological growth. HDPE pipe has superb chemical resistance and is the material of choice in harsh chemical environments.The advantages of corrosion and chemical resistance over traditional metal pipes are shared by many plastic pipes, but HDPE pipe uniquely combines these attributes with the aforementioned advantages of heat fused joints, flexibility and fatigue resistance.
It is much easier to handle and install HDPE pipe versus the heavier, rigid metallic or concrete pipe segments allowing for huge cost advantages in the construction process. Polyethylene pipe is better able to structurally withstand an impact than PVC pipe, especially in cold weather installations when other pipes are more prone to cracks and breaks.
Hazen Williams C Factor is 150 and doesn't change over time does. HDPE pipe resists corrosion or tuberculation, and maintains its flow capability over time.