2021 Amsterdam : ALLOWABLE SCRATCH DEPTH HISTORY & RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PE PRESSURE PIPE
Author(s) : Chris Ampfer, Gene Palermo, Ernest & Oren Lever
This paper looks at the origin of the 10% allowable scratch depth rule for polyethylene (PE) pressure pipe developed
in 1971 and research that has been performed over the years since its inception to determine the validity of this
rule. The 10% rule has been used by natural gas pipeline operators since the 1970’s to...
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 : 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 : Assessing the remaining service lifetime of PE pipes: an australian case study
Author(s) : Nolene Byrne, Rasike De Silva, Keith Lenghaus, Tim Hilditch
Plastic pipes have been utilized in the Australian gas distribution network since the early 1970s. The most common plastic type found in Australia is polyethylene (PE), although nylon is extensively used in New South Wales. Early installation of PE pipe was completed using the first generation high density type PE50...
2016 Berlin : 21 years of pipeline training - The lessons learnt
Author(s) : Robert LeHunt
Nationally moderated and approved competency training Units and Qualifications have been established in Australia for plastics pipes within an overall Plastics Industry Training Package. Delivery of such Units over a 21 year period has contributed to a greater understanding of various plastics pipes materials,...
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 : Digital radiography of PE joints
Author(s) : Mats Bergman, Karin Jacobson
The Swedish Water & Wastewater Association (SWWA) has funded a R&D project to investigate different methods suitable for installation inspection of PE joints in field. Methods like phased array ultrasonic testing (PAUT), microwave technology and digital radiography were studied. Digital radiography shows promising...