Flowtite® is superior to pipe materials such as steel, ductile iron or polyethylene for power and hydroelectric applications for the following reasons:

  • No linings, coatings, cathodic protection, or other preventive measures needed
  • Superior hydraulic characteristics, constant over time, reduced operating cost
  • Durable in extremely hot or cold climates when installed aboveground
  • UV resistant
  • Low head loss due to smooth inner surface
  • Water hammer approximately 50% lower than steel or ductile iron pipe
  • Lightweight (75% less than DIP) for easy installation and handling in difficult terrain
  • Low maintenance cost
  • 50+ years of service life

Hydroelectric-Penstock

Video of Penstock Installation