Types Of Pipes
The types of pipes commonly used in the water distribution system are described below.
1- Cast Iron Pipes
Cast iron pipes or CI pipes are broadly utilized for distribution of water because they are less expensive, corrosion-resistant, and long-lasting. CI pipes are mainly produced by the following four techniques.
1- Horizontally cast ( MC ware pipes)
2- Vertically cast ( Pit cast in sand moulds)
3- Centrifugally cast in sand lines moulds spun type.
4- Centrifugally cast in water-cooled moulds.
Uses of horizontally cast CI pipes are presently pretty much outdated, that’s why they are infrequently produced these days. Centrifugally cast pipes are most widely used because they have a more grained dense structure and uniform thickness. Generally, CI pipes are 3-6 m long, so much heavy, and require extra care to avoid damaging while transporting and creating connections