Pipe lengths are normally 12m – 18m, but pipes can be supplied in even longer lengths depending on transportation capabilities. Weholite is extremely suitable for intakes and outfalls for power plants, sewage treatment plants, refineries and desalination plants. The main benefits of Weholite compared to alternative materials are that it is durable and lightweight, and has outstanding resistance to chemicals and corrosion, making it ideal for use in marine projects. Weholite provides all the technical advantages of equivalent PE solid wall pipes, but with substantial savings in weight, combining greater ease of installation with increased cost effectiveness.
Part of the installation preparation involves a patented grouting process.
Since submarine excavations are much more expensive than on dry land, the advantages of Weholite are transparent. By using the grouting system, Weholite submersion is much easier to control and ultimately safer. Installation is quick and reliable, with the pipes easily transported to the job-site, even in poor ground conditions. Weholite pipes have a natural ability to ‘flex’, which enables them to adjust to different loading conditions, vibrations, stress and soil movements, without causing damage to the pipe.