2021 Amsterdam : INVESTIGATION OF THE QUALITY CHARACTERISTICS OF POLYAMIDE 12 PIPE WELDS
Author(s) : M. Eckes & Dr. B. Baudrit, Dr. M. Troughton & D. Wylie, H. van Laak & J. Fritz
Unplasticized polyamide 12 (PA-U12) is increasingly being used in pipe applications,
especially in the gas sector. However, the material behavior in the usual quality tests for
pipe welds has not yet been thoroughly investigated.
For this reason, two research institutes, worked in cooperation with a manufacturer
2021 Amsterdam : MODIFIED PLAIN STRAIN GROOVED TENSILE TEST TO EVALUATE LARGE DIAMETER PE PIPES
Author(s) : Thomas R. Kratochvilla, Patrick Grünbeck, Christoph Bruckner, Raimund Eremiasch, Harald Wilhelm, Mario Vukelja
In the last decades pipe dimensions of extruded PE pipes have reached new orders
of size. Today, PE pipes with outer diameters of up to DN/OD 3500 mm are produced
and used for pressure pipe applications like seawater intake/discharge, outfall, sewage
and industrial process piping systems.
To test the long-term...
2021 Amsterdam : RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN INTEGRAL JOINT RESTRAINTS
Author(s) : Guido Quesada
An important breakthrough for belled PVC pipe was made around 2006, when the
first versions an integral joint restraint were released, after about two years in
development. This type of restraint comprises a casing, usually made of metal such
as ductile iron or stainless steel, a rubber seal, and a “C” grip ring,...
2018 Las-Vegas : A new flexible jointing method of plastic (PE) pipes
Author(s) : Yilaing He, Tianjun Zhang
A new electrofusion PE belt is developed by reinforcing it with various layers of steel mesh. It’s of sandwich structure, consisting of steel mesh reinforcement, heating wire and polyethylene. One or more layers of steel mesh is encapsulated in the middle, and heating wire is embedded onto “inner side” of the belt....
2018 Las-Vegas : Development of cyclic pressure fatigue (CPF) test method
Author(s) : Ernest Lever
Six different polyethylene materials were tested using Cyclic Pressure Fatigue (CPF) as the accelerating process to correlate the results to conventional long-term hydrostatic test results that were previously developed as part of the material qualification process. The designation of the materials was unknown to the...
2018 Las-Vegas : Modern PE pipe enables the transport of hydrogen
Author(s) : R.J.M. Hermkens, H. Colmer, H.A. Ophoff
To investigate the suitability of PE pipes for the transport of hydrogen on a specific industrial site, three topics were investigated. These topics are: the chemical resistance of PE to hydrogen, the permeation rate of hydrogen through PE and the electrofusion of PE pipes exposed to hydrogen. It can be concluded that...
2018 Las-Vegas : New testing method for electrofusion welds
Author(s) : Dr. Love Pallon, Dr. Karin Jacobsson, Daniel Ejdeholm, Marie Allvar, Rikard Kärrbrant
This work presents the development of the Full Length Tensile Test (FLTT), a method that enables an objective judgement of welding quality of electrofusion welds by measuring the energy to break (J/mm2 ). In this way a brittle, ductile and transitional mode failure can be differentiated without subjective visual...
2018 Las-Vegas : PE100-RC in large diameter sea outfall applications
Author(s) : Mark Yu, Dongyu Fang, Peck Tze Kang, Amos Tay , Fan Liu
Large diameter pipe was introduced in refineries and petrochemical plant, desalination plant and power plant for water intake and sea out fall in the past decade. PE100-RC material was selectedfor its excellent balance of superior bi-modal stress crack resistance and consistent high stiffness modulus.
2018 Las-Vegas : Quality assurance on welded joints with the mechanised linear shear test (lst)
Author(s) : Juergen Wuest, Benjamin Baudrit, Frank Dorbath, Christopher Pommer
A testing apparatus for determining the mechanical properties of electrofusion and heated tool sleeve welded joints with the mechanized linear shear test (LST) was developed. The LST-apparatus allows the recording of the force as a function of the extension / shear length. It has been proved that the linear shear test...
2018 Las-Vegas : Slow crack growth resistance of non-virgin polymers
Author(s) : Andreas Frank, Isabelle J. Berger, Mario Messiha, Carl-Gustaf Ek, Norbert Schuler, Jens-Martin Storheil, Erwin Mayrbäurl, Steve Heeley, Frank Krause, Lodewijk Niemöller, Philippe Gabriëls, Yogesh S. Deshmukh, Florian Arbeiter, Thomas Koch, Gerald Pinter
In order to improve the circular economy of polymers in terms of sustainability and reduced carbon footprint, the increased use of recyclates has become a topic of major importance. Due to their long design lifetimes, pipe applications represent an excellent opportunity to create added value to non-virgin polymers. In...
2016 Berlin : Big data, big difference
Author(s) : Nick Mark, Eric Bridgstock, David Carey
An insight into a unique approach to the management of electrofusion and butt fusion joint quality on polyethylene pipelines. The presentation will reference experience and learnings from a system that has already been used in the field to great effect (see Abstract) and a new approach to butt fusion (see enclosed...
2016 Berlin : Development of flaw acceptance criteria for welded joints in PE pipes
Author(s) : Mike Troughton, Amir Khamsehnezhad
the inspection of butt fusion and electrofusion joints in polyethylene (PE) pipes. Depending on the technique and inspection procedure, various types of flaw, including discrete planar lack of fusion, particulate contamination, voids, cold fusions and pipe under-penetration can be detected. However, the usefulness of...