Tom Breiner and Gulnara Omarbekova
Papers # 2010 Vancouver
Water is a scarce commodity and access to clean drinking water is a pressing need for much of the world’s population. Yet water comprises more than 70% of the surface area of our planet. National governments and water authorities are challenging their engineers and procurement officials to find technology that will ensure high-quality, reliable and low cost drinking water supply sources. The desalination of sea water is one such option. CPVC piping systems in desalination applications offer a cost-effective solution for providing clean, potable water in harsh coastal & desert environments. This paper will discuss the chemical resistance of CPVC and its use in desalination applications, while improving reliability and confidence, reduced capital and life cycle costs.
Author(s) : Tom Stewart, Richard Hicks, Patrick Vibien, Lance MacNevin
Arguably, broadband technologies have become as vital to society as water delivery, waste removal and energy distribution. However, the role of plastic conduit in broadband is often overlooked within the piping industry and society in general. HDPE conduit is an essential component to the build -out of 5G cell...
Author(s) : Sunwoong Choi, Tom Marti
Small scale, steady state (S4) testing per ISO 13477 is a lab-based procedure to determine the critical pressure at which a fracture will propagate following initiation in a given pipe material filled with a given test medium. The S4 test was originally developed for the natural gas industry using air as the test...
Author(s) : Tom Marti, Richard (Bo) Botteicher
In North America, trenchless pipe installation methods continue to see rapid adoption in municipal markets with well over 70 percent of utilities having used some form of trenchless methods in the recent past according to a 2012 survey. This adoption rate is a function of improving equipment, installation experience,...
Author(s) : Breiner