Durapipe’s latest research has found that all contractors, consultants and end clients questioned had inaccurate information about the performance of pipework systems.
Therefore, Durapipe is calling for plastics manufacturers and suppliers to better educate contractors and consultants.
While there are some plastics that should not be used for transporting fluids at elevated temperatures, both C-PVC and Polypropylene are perfectly suitable, with C-PVC able to safely convey substances up to 95°C and Polypropylene designed to withstand temperatures of up to 100°C.
Over half of those questioned also thought plastics to be a high maintenance solution, when in reality, plastic pipe systems require less maintenance than traditional materials.
54% of respondents cited they believed plastics to have low impact resistance and more than a quarter understood plastic to be a soft and brittle material. However, it is in fact a very tough material and provides very high impact resistance and remains ductile even at temperature as low as -40°C.
Des Dolan, Durapipe’s building services brand manager, said: “It is worrying to see how many contractors, consultants and end users are mistaken about all aspects of plastic pipe systems.”
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