February 2022, Vol. 249, No. 2

Tech Notes

Polyethylene Pipe Proves Capable in High-Temperature Saltwater Disposal

Special to P&GJ   Performance Pipe’s PlatinumStripe 1800 Series Pipe was recently utilized to convey water from wells to a saltwater disposal facility in Desert Hills, near Orla, a small town in West Texas.    PlatinumStripe 1800 Series Pipe The pipe was made from Dow’s INTREPID 2499 NT Bimodal Polyethylene Resin – a high-density polyethylene (HDPE) resin produced with Polyethylene Raised Temperature (PE-RT) using UNIPOL II process technology and was initially developed for municipal and industrial pressure piping systems meant to withstand extreme temperatures of up to 180°F (82°C).    PE-RT is typically used in municipal and in

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