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Degradation of Plastics Pipes in a Tropical Climate



Plastic Pipes Conference Association # 1988 Bath

Quershi, Hamid, Amin,Maadhah

The degradation of plastic pipes in the domestic, industrial, and general purpose applications in Saudi Arabia are discussed. It is shown that the higher rate of failure of pipes exposed to natural weather results from elevated temperatures, and very high dose of total solar radiation received in the region. In addition improper manufacturing conditions, storage, and installation have also been cited as sources to contribute to rapid pipe failure rates.

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