PACE+ design tool

PACE+ is an online tool developed for and released by the PE100+ Association.

The purpose of this tool is to assist industry professionals in the evaluation and selection of PE100+ pipe for pressurized water distribution and transmission main systems by completing design calculations. In addition to operating pressures, PE100+ PACE considers recurring and occasional transient surges and the design fatigue life of the pipeline in the evaluation process. The calculation methodology of PACE+ is an implementation of the existing standards (IGN 4-37-02 / IGN 4-32-18 / EN 12201-2 / ISO 4427-2) provided by eTrenchless Group Inc, and initiated by PPI.

This website is constructed to assist water distribution professionals in the selection of their product pipe by providing a pressure pipe design tool that is consistent with the existing standards. For polyethylene pipe, IGN 4-37-02 "Design Against Surge and Fatigue Conditions for Thermoplastic Pipes", IGN 4-32-18 "The Choice of Pressure Ratings for Polyethylene Pipe Systems for Water Supply and Sewerage Duties", EN 12201-2 "Plastic Piping Systems for Water Supply. Polyethylene (PE) Pipes", and ISO 4427-2 "Plastic Piping Systems - Polyethylene (PE) Pipes and Fittings for Water Supply - Part 2: Pipes" are the applicable documents. These are preliminary calculations only. Qualified professionals should be contracted to consider all aspects of a design.

This website is developed by eTrenchless Group Inc and the PE100+ Association with technical input from its members.
The information provided on this website is offered in good faith and believed to be accurate at the time of its preparation, but is offered "as is" without any express or implied warranty, including WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. Information is offered to the user only for consideration and all users must fulfill their own compliance when using this information from this website. The PE100+ Association and eTrenchless Group Inc. assumes no responsibility for regulatory compliance or compliance data.
PE100+ and eTrenchless will improve and revise this website based on user's comments and industry developments. Please send user comments to support@hdpepipeinfo.com.
PE100+ and its members develop quality products by assisting independent standards-making and user organizations in the development of standards, and also by developing reports on an industry-wide basis to help engineers, code officials, specifying groups, and users.

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