AttributeHanwei FRP Pipe SystemsMetal Pipe
Corrosion-resistanceExcellent. Qualified for transmission of highly corrosive substancesPoor. Corrosion and leakage easily formed.
Service Life CycleLong. 30 to 50 years Short. Only 5 to 10 years
General Energy Consumption50% GEC of steel pipe of same diameter and flowHigh GEC
Friction ResistanceSmooth internal wall: low friction; low scale and low paraffin formation Rough internal wall: high friction; high scale and high paraffin formation
Thermal Insulation performanceLow electrical conductivity: good insulation; little thermal heat lossPoor insulation value, high thermal heat loss and subject to line freezing; electrical conductivity
InstallationLess weight; easy transportation and installation; transportation cost saving Costly transportation and installation; needs large hoisting equipment on site for installation
EnvironmentalNo secondary pollution or leakage during the operationLikely to result in secondary pollution during operation and numerous examples of leakage with subsequent environmental pollution impact
CostLower installation cost. Better Value. Enduring performance.Maintenance and repair costs. Downtime costs in operations.