Case Studies, Discussion & Buyer's Guide # 1972 Southampton
In the Nordic countries common research work concerning buried sewer plastics pipes has been followed by an independent evaluation group led by the authors. This group was founded in 1968 by the Nordic plastic industries in order to create a forum for independent evaluation of all the various research programmes so as to achieve a basis for common standard specifications.
The evaluation group, which consists of two representatives from each of Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden, had its first seminar in December 1968. As far back as that occasion the theory of ~olin'?, concerning the behaviour of thin-walled flexible pipes buried in the ground, was accepted as a basis for a standard proposal. Since then three additional seminars have been held, the last of which, in Stockholm in May 1972, was also the final one. Reports are available from all seminars. A summarising interim report in English was presented at an IS0 meeting in Frankfurt in April 19703, and a verbal report was also given by Molin at the first Southampton Symposium in 1970 ...