Steel Reinforced High Density Polyethylene Pipe
Steel reinforced high density polyethylene (SRHDPE) pipe is being marketed to agencies and municipalities for use in storm drainage systems throughout the United States. SRHDPE pipe is a spirally formed HDPE pipe with vertical steel ribs inserted into a vertical plastic profile. This pipe product has been compared to precast concrete pipe, corrugated metal pipe (CMP), and high density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe. It purportedly combines the strength of steel and the non-corrosive properties of HDPE pipe. Additional claims are also being made that are worth discussion. The purpose of this document is to provide you with specific information related to SRHDPE pipe.