Keep things flowing with Ideal Pipe...

These pictures say it all.

It is obvious that this steel culvert is severely damaged due to corrosion.

Corrosion can be caused by acidic soil, water and road salt that sits in metal culverts or corrugated steel pipe. All corrugated steel or even
galvanized pipe used in storm water runoffs or in any part of your infrastructure systems could eventually deteriorate and / or collapse.

Updating your system with an Ideal HDPE Challenger Pipe is the Ideal solution.

Start with Ideal’s HDPE Challenger 2000 Pipe TODAY!

Challenger® 2000


This specification covers the general requirements of corrugated high density polyethylene pipe (HDPE) with a smooth interior for use in culverts, municipal drainage and related engineering applications.


Pipe shall be manufactured from HDPE resin, which shall meet or exceed the requirements of cell classification 424420C as defined in ASTM D3350. Resistant to a wide range of soil acidity: pH 1.25 to 14.

Joining Systems

The pipe shall be joined with snap-on or split couplers.

Pipe Stiffness

Pipe shall have minimum pipe stiffness of 320 kPa at 5% deflection with tested in accordance with ASTM D2412.


A Manning's 'n' value of 0.010 shall be used to calculate the flow for all sizes of smooth interior CHALLENGER 2000 Pipe. See CPPA Technical Hydraulic booklet available from Ideal Pipe or the Plastics Pipe Institute.

Structural Design

Performance analysis review, including structural design shall conform to the industry accepted procedures found in the Corrugated Polyethylene Pipe Association's technical booklets from Ideal Pipe or the Plastics Pipe Institute.

Applicable Standards

ASTM D3350
CSA B182.8-11 available on request.


Available as solid, perforated or filtered pipe.

Pipe Dimensions

Standard pipe lengths are 6m (20’) sections.  Custom lengths may be available upon request.  For available sizes see 'Challenger 2000 profile detail'.