Installation of 1000 meters of PE-X pipe for an underground mine.

The Challenge

Lundin Mining at Alcaparosa Mine had to install a drainage line for its underground mine, where the main problem they faced was lack of time. They needed a non-invasive installation of the pipeline in order to allow the continuity of the mining operation and get back to work in the shortest time possible.

Pexgol Solution

The client decided to install 1000 meters of Pexgol pipe that was supplied in two coils of 500 meters each.
Cross-linked polyethylene was chosen because of:
– Its long-length supply format.
– Ease of installation, thanks to the flexibility of the pipe that was easy to accommodate in the curves of the interior of the mine.
– Short installation time to avoid stopping the mining operation.

Installation was quick and easy, uncoiling the full length of the pipeline and then dragging it into the mine.


Lundin Mining – Alcaparosa Mine
Chile | 2019

Working Conditions:

Underground work

Pexgol Pipes

Pexgol 160 mm (6”), class 19




1000 m / 3280 ft


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