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When people think about agriculture, they tend to think about land, livestock, and the environment. It never occurs to them to incorporate or affiliate plastic with the profession because plastic seems to do more harm than good to the environment.
But the truth is that there are lots of plus sides to plastic and agriculture, especially when it comes to tools and methods of operation. Check out these benefits of using HDPE pipes in agriculture.
Water Loss Prevention
When water goes through a pipe, the last thing anyone wants to deal with is a leak or water loss. It quickly creates a problem that ultimately has a domino effect. You may think water leakage comes with the territory in agriculture, but that’s not true.
HDPE pipes have leak-free joints. While other piping systems are highly susceptible to water leakage due to the types of joints they use, manufacturers join HDPE pipes together by fire. The fire creates a permanent joint. So they can reliably carry the natural resource you need the most for agriculture.
HDPE pipes are extremely durable. They’re plastic, flexible, and can withstand just about anything they face. They resist corrosion and chemicals, unlike traditional concrete and metal pipes. A wide range of chemicals, including fertilizers and pesticides, have no effect on them.
They’re the ideal pipes for agriculture because you never have to worry about everyday chemicals and substances deteriorating or damaging the pipes. HDPE pipes have a lifespan of 50 to 100 years, resulting in long-term cost savings.
Installing these pipes is very convenient. Their flexibility and tensile strength make them the perfect choice for trenchless installation. Plus, the technology helps them get installed under rivers, lakes, and ponds with minimal public disruption.
Still, as you switch to using HDPE pipes for your agricultural work, be cautious. Installing HDPE pipes requires precision. If you’re unfamiliar with the process, always ask for a manual and inspect the pipes before installing. Ensure the pipes have reliable components and are of good quality.
The best benefit of all is their environmentally friendly quality. Working in agriculture requires eco-friendly methods and materials. HDPE pipes have minimal impact on the environment, regardless of their material.
They don’t emit hazardous levels of toxins, even during the manufacturing process. And the biggest perk of all is that you don’t have to throw them away and never use them again. HDPE pipes are easy to recycle back into non-pressure piping and applications.
Do your agriculture service a favor and use HDPE pipes because your business will benefit plenty.