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U.S. Military Engineers face unique challenges when designing and constructing infrastructure pipeline projects on military bases. These challenges include contaminated soils, crowded or unknown underground utilities, and limited budgets. Military Engineers have found a product in Fusible PVC® pipe that can provide unique solutions, savings, and long service life for both new installations and rehabilitation projects. Fusible PVC® pipe meets these objectives by combining material familiarity, chemical resistance, and long service life in a wide range of installation methods including both trenchless and traditional open-cut excavation.
PVC pipe, already prevalent in most military infrastructure networks, now accounts for more than 70% of the new water pipelines installed in the U.S. With increased adoption of trenchless installation methods to minimize conflict with base operations, Fusible PVC® pipe systems provide an optimal choice for many military projects, allowing military engineers and base infrastructure managers to reduce initial installation costs and eliminate long-term maintenance.
With high resistance to both hydrocarbon permeation and oxidation by chlorine-based disinfectants, Fusible PVC® pipe can withstand the rigors and environment of military conditions during its entire service life while ensuring safe drinking water quality. For gravity sewer systems, Fusible PVC® pipe systems eliminate root intrusion, exfiltration of sewage and infiltration of groundwater, improving total pipeline life and lowering long term ownership cost. Fusible PVC® pipe is increasingly being specified by military engineers to safeguard water systems from the unique conditions encountered on bases - and has been installed on over 40 different U.S. military bases.
One satisfied customer stated: "We successfully installed the Fusible PVC® pipe water main by HDD in a highly sensitive area with very high pressure. This product brings a new dimension to us for future projects."