Replacement of a HDPE pipe for a Pexgol pipe

The Challenge

The client decided to replace their current HDPE pipe lines which transported compressed air at 60°C to 71°C / 140° F to 159.8°F.

The reason for replacing the HDPE pipes was serious leaks on the thermo-fusion joints.

As one possible reason for these failures, the client pointed out that the maximum allowed temperature of the HDPE pipes was just up to 45°C / 113°F.

The Solution

In order to solve this problem, Saucito Mine decided to replace their HDPE pipes for Pexgol pipes.

Beside their high temperatures resistance up to 110°C / 230°F, Pexgol pipes are not connected by thermo-fusion joints. They are supplied in 600 meters long sections with very few connections.

The installation was fast and efficient and no sophisticated tools were necessary.


Saucito S.A. de C.V. Mine
Mexico | 2017

Working conditions:

Pressure 205-262 psi; Temperature 60°C to 71°C / 140° F to 159.8°F.

Pipes used:

Pexgol SDR 6 110×18.3.


Compressed air transportation.


600 meters.

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