Estimating above ground MDPE blue pipe insulation for UV damage protection


Postby gibby69 » Mon Jul 01, 2013 9:01 pm

I've been asked to estimate the insulation of above ground mdpe (blue) pipe. It's to protect against UV damage, and has to follow the byelaws (Scotland). Information I requested from scottish water was just basic leaflets. Any ideas what type/thickness of insulation I should be looking for.

Thanks.
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Postby htg engineer » Fri Jul 05, 2013 4:12 pm

Black Polyethylene pipes should be used for above ground potable water supplies, so it doesn't meet regulations to start with.

Have a look at:

http://www.southernwater.co.uk/pdf/prop ... lyRegs.pdf

unfortunately not Scotland but should be a good start.
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