HDPE Water Pipe
Common Product
MasterFormat 22 11 00 Facility Water Distribution; 22 11 16 Domestic Water Piping; 40 23 23 Potable Water Process Piping

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High density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe has numerous applications in areas related to potable water, irrigation, mining, and sewage. For use in municipal potable water applications, HDPE pipes offer protection from both oxidation & UV...

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High density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe has numerous applications in areas related to potable water, irrigation, mining, and sewage. For use in municipal potable water applications, HDPE pipes offer protection from both oxidation & UV degradation. The HDPE polymer has less molecular branching than low density polyethylene, resulting in a more dense and rigid polymer with decreased permeability to gases. HDPE resins are designed to impart physical properties that can be specific to different product types. The resin used in most HDPE potable water pipes is PE 4710. PE 4710 has increased tensile strength, stiffness, as well as chemical resistance against corrosion. Additionally, PE 4710 is approved for use in potable water applications through the NSF/ANSI 61 standard (which addresses the human health effects of drinking water materials) and NSF/ANSI 372 (which limits lead content in these materials to 0.25% or less). Performance requirements fall under standards from organizations such as ASTM (American Society for Testing Materials) and AWWA (American Water Works Association). Like other polymer water pipes in its class, chemicals may leach from HDPE water pipes into the potable water stream. Leaching is a concern when chlorine (which is used in as a disinfectant in water supplies) strips away protective antioxidants, enabling antioxidant degradants to "leach" into the water line. See the Process Chemistry tab for additional information on leachants.

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Name % Wt Whole Function GS Score Sources
Polyethylene
9002-88-4
97.50% Polymer Subscribe to view
Carbon black
1333-86-4
2.30% Pigment Subscribe to view
Tris(2,4-di-tert-butylphenyl) phosphite
31570-04-4
0.13% Antioxidant Subscribe to view
Irganox 1010
6683-19-8
0.07% Antioxidant Subscribe to view
Name % Wt Part % Wt Whole Function GS Score Sources
Polyethylene
9002-88-4
97.50% 97.50% Polymer Subscribe to view
Carbon black
1333-86-4
2.30% 2.30% Pigment Subscribe to view
Tris(2,4-di-tert-butylphenyl) phosphite
31570-04-4
0.13% 0.13% Antioxidant Subscribe to view
Irganox 1010
6683-19-8
0.07% 0.07% Antioxidant Subscribe to view

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Known or Potential Residuals
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HBN Resources (2)
HBN Resources for Product
TYPE TITLE
Report Healthy Environments: What's New (and What's Not) With PVC
Tool Water Pipes Hazard Spectrum
Sources
Sources for Common Product Data
Source Uploaded Document Linked Document
Alathon L4904
Antioxidants Stabilizers Selection for Polyolefins (PP, PE)
Application of numerical modeling in quantitative assessment of BHT dispersion in PE-HD pipes
ASTM Standard D2837
Centennial Plastics - CenCore - MDS
Centennial Plastics - CenCore - PDPL
Centennial Plastics - HDPE
Characterization of Leachable Chemical Substances from Common Drinking Water Piping Materials
Cyanox 1790 - CYTEC
Cyanox 1790 - Solvay
Different senescent HDPE pipe-risk: brief field investigation from source water to tap water in China (Changsha City)
DriscoPlex® 4000 / 4100 Series Municipal and Industrial HDPE Pipe
Experience with the application of the draft European Standard prEN 15768 to the identification of leachable organic substances from materials in contact with drinking water by GC-MS
Flying W Plastics - Titan Supreme
Heim
Hostanox O3
How a Cost Effective Solution to Corrosion Became the Largest Domestic Order of HDPE Pipe
InfraPipe Solutions - Sclairpipe
InfraPipe Solutions - Sclairpipe - Data Sheet
InfraPipe Solutions - Sclairpipe - General Brochure
Irgafos 168 FF
Irganox 1010
Irganox 1035
Irganox 1076
Irganox 1098
Irganox 1330
Irganox 245
Irganox 259
Irganox 3114
Irganox E 201
Irganox MD 1024
Irganox PS 800 FL
Irganox PS 802 FL
JM Eagle - HDPE Water Sewer C906 DIPS
Joint Integrity of Plastic Pressure Pipes in Municipal Service
Materials used in drinking water distribution systems: contribution to taste-and-odor
Modelling The Concentration Of Antioxidant BHT Migrating From Polyethylene Pipe To Water
MUNICIPAL & INDUSTRIAL MEMBERS - Plastics Pipe Institute
NSF - The building & plumbing bulleting Fall 2016
OMNISTAB AN 300 - DeltaChem
Organic compounds migrating from plastic pipes into water
Oxidative Degradation of HDPE Pipes from Exposure to Drinking Water Disinfectants
Patent - STABILIZED HIGH-DENSITY POLYETHYLENE COMPOSITION WITH IMPROVED RESISTANCE TO DETERIORATION AND STABILZER SYSTEM
PE 4710: What’s in a Name?
Pipeline Plastics - MWP
Plastic Pipes - Addivant
Plastics Piping System Components and Related Materials
Polybond 3009 - MDS - addivant
Polymer Database - HDPE
POTABLE WATER BENEFITS - HDPE PIPE
Release of organic compounds from polyethylene pipes to drinking water
Report - HDPE Pipe: Recommended Material Specifications and Design Requirements
SDS - Alathon L4904
SDS - Performance Pipe (PE Pipe and Fittings: Various Colors)
SDS - WL Plastics PE4710
Stabilized polyethylene material
Status Assessment Concerning Release of Organic Substances from Plastic Pipes for Drinking Water
Study of Antioxidant Effectiveness of Kraft Lignin in HDPE
TDS - DRISCOPLEX® 4000/4100 Series Municipal and Industrial HDPE Pipe
TDS - JM Eagle - C906
TDS - Pipeline Plastics - MWP
TDS - TKP - HDPE Black Pipe
TDS - UPS - Crystal Line
TDS - WL Plastics PE4710
TKP - HDPE Black Pipe
TR-3/2018 HDB/HDS/PDB/SDB/MRS/CRS Policies
UPS - Custom High Density Polyethylene Pipe
Use of High Performance PE Materials (PE 4710) in Geothermal Applications
Volatile organic components migrating from plastic pipes (HDPE, PEX and PVC) into drinking water
What is High-Performance PE4710 Polyethylene?
WL Plastics HDPE Water Pipe