HDPE Dam Liners (HDPE Pipes)
The Benefits of HDPE Dam Liners to Prevent Seepage
HDPE stands for High Density Polyethylene and is used in a number of applications. One of the ways in which HDPE is manufactured is in the form thick (High Density) plastic sheets that are mainly used for different water proofing techniques. HDPE dam liners are one of the common uses for this type of plastic sheeting.
There are mainly two aspects that need to be taken care of in the design and construction of dams. The first is the problem of seepage and the second is the challenge of preventing evaporation of the water in the dam. HDPE dam liners can take care of both these problems easily. Plastic sheeting placed on the bottom of the dam will prevent seepage into the ground soil. Placing the HDPE sheets over the surface of the water will prevent any evaporation from taking place.
Durable and Tough HDPE Pipes
Although PVC pipes are better known and more commonly used in water reticulation and drainage the better alternative is HDPE piping. This is mainly due to the high density nature of these pipes making them much tougher and more durable than PVC and in fact most other types of plastic pipes that are available on the market. In the same durability is a factor for HDPE dam liners, the durability of the pipes will prevent leaks and breaks from occurring in the piping system.
This durability relates to a number of different factors such as impact resistance, damage resistance, abrasion and friction resistance as well as chemical resistance. The pipes are also much more flexible while giving the benefit of being sturdy and rigid at the same time. This flexibility allows the HDPE pipes to expand and contract compensating for the increase or decrease in temperatures as well as other environmental factors that affect the liquid flowing through the piping systems.
HDPE pipes used in conjunction with HDPE dam liners are the ideal materials to add a safe and tough means of delivery and extraction of water to dams. Water that is collected in certain areas can be pumped directly into the dam area and submersible pumps are ideal to extract water to faucets, irrigation units and other outlets for use. A range of filtering technologies can be used with the pipes and the pumps to ensure a cleaner flow of water to and from the dam.