SIMONA® cable conduits are available in various designs and with different property profiles. They comprise single and multi-layer pipes with functional layers made of top-quality raw materials.

Cable conduits

Pipes Material Pipe design
AD 10 – 1.200 mm PE 100
PE 100 RC
PE-RT

Mono-extruded solid wall pipe
(standard version: black; optional versions: black with red stripes
or dyed red throughout)

AD 10 – 1.200 mm PP-H AP             
Mono-extruded solid wall pipe
(standard version: SIMONA grey, optional version: dyed red throughout)

Pipes Material Pipe design
AD 32 – 630 mm PE 100 2S
PE 100 RC 2S
PE-RT 2S

Two-layer co-extruded solid wall pipe
with integrated UV-stabilised outer skin (e.g. in red)

Pipes Material Pipe design
AD 160 – 630 mm PE 100 SPC RC 2S
PE RT SPC 2S

Solid wall pipe with added protective jacket
made of modified PP, tested in accordance with the requirements of
PAS 1075 Type 3

Alternatively, variants PE 100 and PE 100 RT can be provided with a low-friction inner layer (protect and glide).

 

Benefits at a glance:

  • Extensive product range (d = 10 – 1,200 mm)
  • PE materials with long-term thermal resistance for permanent use subject to increased thermal stress
  • Tested and externally monitored pipe quality with factory test certificates
  • On request: pipes with additional low-friction inner layer for long cable insertion distances
  • Corrosion-resistant
  • Highly resistant to mechanical loads
  • Quick and easy to lay
  • After laying, pipelines underneath remain accessible
  • Customising – individualised pipe and fitting configurations for special applications, e.g. electrofusion fittings, transition fittings, bends, end caps

 

Suitable laying methods

  • Open laying with or without a bed of sand
  • Trench ploughing and cutting
  • Horizontal directional drilling (HDD)
  • SIMONA® PE 100 pipes have approval from the German Federal Railway Authority (‚EBA‘) for laying in the inner and outer pressure zones of railway traffic loads
  • Pipe driving

Joining methods

  • Double interconnecting socket made of polyethylene (PE)
  • Double interconnecting socket made of polypropylene (PP-HM) conforming to DIN EN 1852-1, short type as standard, extended type available as optional with long insertion depth
  • Heated-tool butt welding
  • Electrofusion sockets
  • SIMOFUSE® integral welding

 

Standards



Standards and specifications                               


Description

DIN 8074 / 8075


Polyethylene (PE) pipes – PE 80, PE 100 – Dimensions


DIN 16833


Polyethylene pipes with raised temperature resistance (PE-RT) – PE-RT Type I and PE-RT Type II – General quality requirements, tests


DIN 16876
Only applicable up to
OD 225 mm


Pipes and fittings of high-density polyethylene (PE-HD) for buried cable ducting – Dimensions and technical delivery conditions


PAS 1075


Pipes made from polyethylene for alternative installation techniques - Dimensions, technical requirements and testing


DIN EN ISO 24033


Polyethylene pipes with raised temperature resistance (PE-RT) - Influence of time and temperature on the expected strength


DIN EN ISO 22391
Only applicable up to
OD 160 mm


Polyethylene pipes with raised temperature resistance (PE-RT) - PE-RT Type I and PE-RT Type II - Requirements, test procedures, properties


DIN EN ISO 9080


Determination of the long-term hydrostatic strength of thermoplastic materials


DIN EN 12201


Plastic piping systems for water supply and for drainage and sewerage under pressure – Polyethylene (PE)


DIN 8077/78


Polypropylene pipes - Dimensions, general quality requirements, tests

 

Materials

 

PE 100

The standard quality PE 100 according to PE 100+ Association in compliance with DIN 8074/75 and DIN EN 12201 is an ideal material for piping systems. In this context the material name „100“ refers to internal pressure creep rupture strength (MRS = Minimum Required Strength) for 20°C, 50 years and the test medium water. The underlying MRS figure for PE 100 is 10.0 N/mm². The application limit for permanent use subject to increased thermal stress for the PE 100 material is 40°C for 50 years. General construction supervision approval is documented at the German Institute of Building Technology (‚DIBt‘) under the number Z-40.23-311.

 

PE 100 RC

On account of the continuous enhancement of pipelaying met-hods it became necessary to improve the standard quality PE 100 (as per DIN 8074/75 and DIN EN 12201) in such a way that any external mechanical damage occurring during pipelaying and operation should not lead to failure or fracture of the pipeline. Owing to the development of bimodal PE 100 materials with high resistance to slow and rapid crack propagation this goal was achieved. Classification of these materials is set out in PAS 1075 – Pipes made from polyethylene for alternative installation techniques: Dimensions, technical requirements and testing. The application limit for permanent use subject to increased thermal stress for the PE 100 RC material is 40°C for 50 years. DIBt issues  general construction supervision approval under the number Z-40.23-311.

 

PE-RT (Raised Temperature)

Since cable conduits are exposed to high thermal influences  in the long term, special PE raw materials with raised thermal resistance can also be used. PE-RT with a proven internal pressure creep rupture strength of up to 70°C for 50 years in accordance with DIN EN ISO 9080, DIN 8074/8075, DIN EN ISO 24033 and DIN 16833 is the optimal material for these higher specifications.

 

PP-H AP (AlphaPlus®)

By offering specially nucleated PP-H AlphaPlus®, a material is available which, as a homopolymer polypropylene (PP-H), combines numerous product and processing benefits: apart from increased impact strength it also offers the user much enhanced rigidity, which at 100°C is more than twice as high as that of a beta-nucleated PP-H. Owing to the enhanced impact strength, the laying and pipe assembly processes are reliable even at low temperatures down to 0°C. The very smooth inside surface is ideal for cable conduit applications.