What are the different types of pipes used in WWTP?
Wastewater pipes keep a building's sanitary conditions in check. They are used to properly discharge wastewater from the house or any commercial or industrial property. The pipes also keep the foul odour of wastewater out of the house, commercial and industrial areas.
To ensure sanitary conditions in any structure, various types of pipes are available on the market. We have listed the different types of pipes for proper wastewater drainage.
Different types of pipes used in the wastewater treatment plant
· UPVC Pipes
These UPVC pipes, which have a high intensity and working pressure, are used as wastewater pipes for drainage. They are environmentally friendly, chemical resistant, and long-lasting. They are inexpensive and simple to install. They are completely watertight.
· Clayware Pipes
Clayware pipes for wastewater treatment are easy to handle and install. They have rigid fittings that do not flex when loaded. They have high corrosion resistance. The pipes have flexible joints at regular and sufficient intervals.
· Fiber Cement Pipes
These wastewater pipes are corrosion-resistant and have the properties of both concrete and inorganic fiber. They have a minimum service life of 50 to 75 years and do not cause any storage issues. They are unaffected by high temperatures and have a thermal conductivity, which is approximately 120 times lower than metal pipes.
Throughout their service life, fiber cement pipes retain their carrying capacity. When kept in a humid environment, these waste pipes improve over time and produce better test results, in terms of strength. Pipe ends can be turned into precise dimensions. The pipes can be drilled, cut, and turned at the site of the job, with handy tools.
· Concrete Pipes
These pipes are both environmentally friendly and structurally sound. These are typically used to transport wastewater from the sewer line. They are abrasive and chemical-resistant.
They are simple to install and have a proven track record of dependability. The pipes become stronger over time, and the life cycle of a steel-reinforced concrete pipe is significantly longer, than that of other drainage pipes.
· Ductile Iron Pipes
These pipes are resistant to chemicals and have high tensile strength. These wastewater pipes are ideal for transporting industrial waste. These are also impervious to second-cover damage. They are inexpensive and simple to install. They are not harmed during handling or transportation. They have a long elongation (ductility).
Wastewater pipe size recommendations
Wastewater pipe diameters should be determined by fixture units. The diameter of branches and piles receiving discharges from soil appliances, should not be less than 100 mm. The outlet of floor traps can be 75 mm in diameter. The minimum diameter of the waste stack should be 75 mm.
Different colours denote Sewer, Waste, and Water Pipes.
1. The color red denotes sewers.
2. The color blue denotes wastewater pipes.
3. Blue is also used to identify rainwater pipes.
4. Existing works are denoted by the color black.
A wastewater pipe is a pipe that is used to transport wastewater or sewage from homes and industries. Corrosion affects sewage pipes, reducing their longevity and causing the sewage network to fail. Therefore, we must take special care of the sewer pipe because it can be broken, or corroded by wastewater.
If you have any questions about wastewater treatment plants, or the different types of pipes used in WWTPs, please contact the Netsol Water team right away.
Our team is an expert in water treatment and can help you tailor a solution to your specific requirements. We collaborate with our clients to design a customized wastewater treatment solution, which meets your specific requirements, as well as an on-going service plan to completely maintain your WWTP.