High-Density Polyethylene Pipe is the recommended material for use in ground source heat pump systems because of certain characteristics that it possesses.
Oil Creek Plastics geothermal pipe is manufactured from virgin high density PE-4710 material designed to meet or exceed ASTM D 3035, and D 3350. Our geothermal pipe is guaranteed for life against rot, rust, electrolytic corrosion, and defects in both material and workmanship.
All geothermal loops with 1-piece u-bend preinstalled are butt fused by certified personnel and accomplished in accordance to the guidelines in the IGSHPA Installation Guide.
HIGH ABRASION RESISTANCE:
HDPE pipe has very good abrasion resistance and can withstand the wear and tear associated with GSHP installations.
HDPE pipe is inert in nearly all soil conditions and will not rush, rot, or corrode with age.
ENVIRONMENTAL STRESS CRACK RESISTANCE:
HDPE pipe can withstand temperature fluctuations, ground movement, and other environmental stresses without cracking or failing.
HDPE pipe can be easily joined together using a variety of methods, including socket, butt, sidewall and electrofusion.
EASY TO USE:
HDPE pipe is relatively lightweight and malleable, which decreases installation time and labor costs.