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East Yorkshire
DN14 7DY
United Kingdom

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Pressure Systems

Plastic pipes are used for pressure systems when there is a requirement to transfer water, gas or other liquids quickly between two points. Most pipes are installed below ground.
Applications include:

  • Agricultural irrigation mains for potatoes etc.
  • Potable water supplies to homes and factories.
  • Natural gas supplies.
  • Slurry and sewerage systems.
  • Landfill site applications.

The two main pipe systems used are:

1) PVC

PVC systems have been used extensively in agriculture and industry since the 1970's. Over time they have been comprehensively developed using stronger polymers resulting in a lighter but stronger product.
PVC's many advantages include:PVC Pressure system

  • Lightweight and easy to install
  • High strength with excellent resistance to impact.
  • Excellent range of pipe diameters - 90mm to 315mm all in 6m lengths.
  • Low temperature use.
  • Chemical resistantPVC-U
  • Abrasion resistant.
  • Metric and imperial systems available.
  • Full range of fittings and hydrants available to compliment the range.


PE pipe systems have developed over the past 20 years due to the need for a pressure system available in large lengths, thereby reducing the number of joints and potential leaks.
Its advantages are:

  • Vast range of sizes 20mm to 1000mm.
  • Available in long lengths upto 100m long coils.
  • Joined by either electrofusion or butt fusion processes which are very unlikely to leak.
  • Range of pipes for various applications
    • Blue - potable water.PE pressure pipes
    • Black - dirty water/sewage.
    • Yellow - gas.
  • Various pressure ratings upto 16 bar rated.
  • Resistant to chemicals and impact.
  • Installation - longer lengths result in lower installation costs and joints.

If you have a special requirement, please contact us on (0)1430 430 529 or email