Comparative test for the transport of brine with HDPE and Pexgol pipes.
Albemarle salar decided to conduct a comparative test on their brine pipelines. The objective was to test the high resistance to scale formation that Pexgol pipes possess compared to conventional high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipes.
A Pexgol pipe was uncoiled by the main road from the salar to the parapet of 13D well, finally placing the pipe in the direction of 14D well to start the assembly according to its final disposition.
The flexibility of the Pexgol pipe allowed to fit easily into the layout, and its ability to be dragged greatly favored installation time.
Thanks to its high mechanical and impact resistance, Pexgol does not require the use of a special jacket.
For connection to the pump, a flanged coupling was used: clamp-type mechanical accessory with flange adjustment.
Chile | 2020
Flow: 120 m3/h
Pexgol 200 mm (8”), class 10
112 m / 367.45 ft