Here are 12 Ways to Store Plastic Pipes from Apex Steel
By Juma Fred / June 13, 2018
The construction sector is one of the flourishing sectors in the country. However, if you asked any investor or contractor, one of the main challenges they face is losses in form of wastes and breakages.
Most breakages and losses come from glasses and plastic pipes and according to experts at Apex Steel, the main reason is just that many people don’t know how to store and handle the materials.
Here are 12 ways that one can safely store plastic pipes:
- All storage areas should be flat and kept free from stones and sharp-edged objects.
- Pipes are to be stored in such a way to prevent any contamination of the insides.
- End closure caps should be removed just before installation.
- Storage zones and stack heights are to be chosen which avoid possible damage or permanent deformation.
- Large diameter pipes with low wall-thicknesses are to be provided with stiffener rings.
- Single point or longitudinal contact support for any pipe is to be avoided.
- Non-pelleted pipes should be stacked in heights not exceeding 1 meter. This is not applicable for pipes which are stacked on pallets providing their full weight is supported by the frame of the pallet. In principle, coiled pipes are to be either laid flat or placed in a suitable protective framework for storage.
- Fastening bands should not be removed until shortly before installation.
- If pipes are correctly stacked on pallets and secured against lateral movement, stacking heights may be increased by 50 percent.
- The location where pipe and piping components are stored must provide as much protection as possible.
- Pipes should not be allowed to come into contact with fuels, solvents, oil, greases, paints (silicones) or heat sources during storage.
- Dragging pipes and coils over the ground must be avoided at all times.
If you have been experiencing losses as an investor or a contractor, it is high time you tried those 12 steps.
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