Plastic pipe applications have dramatically increased in the last 50 years.
Within the Building Services sector plastic pipes are utilised in new build and increasingly in renovation projects in many applications such as hot and cold water, heating and cooling (including underfloor heating), ventilation, air conditioning, sprinklers and above ground drainage in the form of soil, waste, overflow, and rainwater guttering and down pipes etc.
The Civils and Utilities sectors increasingly use plastic pipes in the water industry in drinking water distribution, sewerage systems, management of waste water from buildings and collection and dispersal of rainwater. The gas industry has incorporated the use of plastic pipes for low pressure situations and thermoplastic and reinforced plastics are now much more widely used in higher pressure applications. Specialised plastic piping systems are also increasingly used in highly aggressive industrial applications.
For more detailed information on the work performed by the BPF Pipes Group Application Groups in these sectors, please select from the links below.