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...
2018 Las-Vegas : Determination of the slow crack growth resistance of PA12 pipe grades
Author(s) : Mario Messiha, Andreas Frank, Isabelle J. Berger, Jan Heimink, Hermann van Laak, Florian Arbeiter, Gerald Pinter
Since the last decade polyamide 12 (PA12) has been successfully introduced as material for SDR 11 gas piping systems up to 18 bar, representing itself as an attractive alternative to steel pipes for high-pressure applications. Practical experience has confirmed that beside the higher strength, PA12 pipe grades also...
2018 Las-Vegas : Investigation of the failure behavior of polyethylene electrofusion sockets
Author(s) : Isabelle J. Berger, Andreas Frank, Gerald Pinter, David Nitsche, Dirk Petry
Electrofusion (EF) sockets constitute a well-established and practically proven technology for the joining of polyethylene (PE) pressure pipes. As for the pipes, the potential lifetime of such welding connections is beside other properties also depending on the resistance against slow crack growth (SCG). The current...
2018 Las-Vegas : Preparation and studying of thermoplastic cross-linked polyethylene
Author(s) : Cheng Zhi, Mingyuan Hu, Kaige Duan, Chaoxi Zhou, Dongming Yu
The PE properties are obviously improved by crosslinking modified to TPEX, which can approach to that of PEX, while still remaining thermoplastic. It can be processed by the common forming method of thermoplastic; the products can be hot-melted and the scrap can be processed to be reused. The two-layer structure...
2018 Las-Vegas : Preparation and studying of two-layer oxygen barrier plastic pipe
Author(s) : Mingyuan Hu, Dongming Yu, Zhangcheng Chen, Cheng Zhi, Kaige Duan
Studying in barrier property of TLCP/PO alloy and EVOH/PO alloy. Filtrating formulas with extruding alloy into pipes. Trying to coat alloy on pipes and co-extrude into two-layer oxygen barrier plastic pipe.
The traditional Ethylene vinyl alcohol copolymer (EVOH) barrier plastic pipe used in internal closed-loop...
2018 Las-Vegas : Sensitivity of strain hardening modulus to molecular structure of polyethylene
Author(s) : Suleyman Deveci, Senthil K. Kaliappan, Joel Fawaz, Umesh Gadgoli
A series of non-commercial bimodal high density ethylene-α-olefin copolymers with systematically controlled molecular parameters over a wide range that would result in extremely low and high strain hardening modulus were prepared and tested
Strain hardening modulus has been published as a standard test method (ISO...
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...
2018 Las-Vegas : Testing parameters influencing the strain hardening modulus
Author(s) : E.J.W. van der Stok
The effect of eleven different test parameters on the strain hardening modulus was investigated using the Design of Experiments statistical method. The changes in strain hardening modulus due to temperature, tensile drawing speed and the cooling rate after annealing were assessed. The importance of taking account of...