Harget, Skarelius, Imgram
Outstanding Applications # 1992 Eindhoven
Processes for the production of Crosslinked Polyethylene Pipe are discussed, with particular emphasis on peroxide crosslinking. Performance characteristics are presented in relation to key requirements of pressure pipe systems. Electrofusion is shown to provide an effective solution to pipe jointing, resulting in a fully heat fused system suitable for demanding applications in Gas and Water distribution.
Author(s) : Friend, Harget, Hauki
Fusion jointing of cross-linked polyethylene (PE-X) pipe systems can be achieved by the use of conventional electrofusion (EF) couplers. The body of these couplers are manufactured from thermoplastic polyethylene, hence the performance of the joint is limited by the response of the body of the EF coupler. We report on...
Author(s) : Hoving, Palmlof, Harget, Upperton, Ewing
The performance properties of Cross Linked Polyethylene (PE-X) are reviewed with particular emphasis on extreme temperature operation. Resistance to rapid crack propagation at low temperatures and retention of properties at elevated temperatures are highlighted. The potential availability of a high strength (MRS 12.5)...