2018 Las-Vegas : Design of large diameter buried pipes
Author(s) : Anders Andtbacka, Frans Alferink, Peter Sejersen
The behavior of buried plastic pipes is already well described in standards and technical specifications and as well as proven in real life conditions. Plastics pipes in diameters up to around 400 mm are already in use for more than 60 years and pipes with larger diameters for more than 20 years now. All with good...
2018 Las-Vegas : Harmonizing the european hygienic requirements
Author(s) : Ilari Aho, Volker Meyer, Peter Sejersen
The lack of a cross-border acceptance of the approval of the hygienic requirements for plastic pipes systems is inefficient and expensive for the industry. The costs for testing of a pipe system range from a few thousand Euro to more than €30k /reference 3, 4/. The European Plastic Pipe and Fitting Association...
2018 Las-Vegas : HDPE Pipe as a Solution to Utilities Operating on a Manage to Fail Basis
Author(s) : Sarah Eisenstat, Peter Dyke
Many cities in the US are operating their water utility on a “manage to fail” basis, meaning they are replacing >100-year-old pipes at a cycle time of over 150 years. At this rate, most of the pipes will have failed before they can be replaced. Ft. Wayne, IN made the realization that PE pipe is the solution due to its...
2018 Las-Vegas : Large pressure pipe system – Fully PE100
Author(s) : Sverre Tragethon, Martin Andersson
Global mega trends push for investments in sewage treatment capacity & efficiency. A trend is to go for central regional treatment sites, typically remotely located from dense populated cities. This calls for high capacity pressure sewage transmission pipelines. Reliable operation is of course of paramount importance...
2018 Las-Vegas : New en standard for infiltration units
Author(s) : Peter Verlaan
Ten years ago, The European Plastic Pipes and Fittings Association (TEPPFA) has taken the initiative to prepare a draft 'Standard for Infiltration units' based on existing national specifications, at that time (in particular) available in France, Germany, United Kingdom and the Netherlands.
This draft 'Standard for...
2018 Las-Vegas : Quality assurance on welded joints with the mechanised linear shear test (lst)
Author(s) : Juergen Wuest, Benjamin Baudrit, Frank Dorbath, Christopher Pommer
A testing apparatus for determining the mechanical properties of electrofusion and heated tool sleeve welded joints with the mechanized linear shear test (LST) was developed. The LST-apparatus allows the recording of the force as a function of the extension / shear length. It has been proved that the linear shear test...
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 : Squeeze-off and rerounding of plastic pressure pipes
Author(s) : Juergen Wuest, Mirko Wenzel, Andreas Bilsing, Peter Postma, Werner Wessing
Within the scope of a DVGW (German Technical and Scientific Association for Gas and Water) research project the technology of squeezing-off for PE pipes at operating pressures higher than 1 bar and the extension to new materials with higher operating pressures were investigated. For this purpose the tightness of the...
2016 Berlin : Potentials of terahertz technology for the inspection of plastic pipes
Author(s) : Stefan Kremling, Thomas Hochrein, Peter Heidemeyer
In plastics industry, the use of terahertz technology opens up opportunities for novel non-destructive and contactless testing applications. For example, the thickness of individual layers of a foamed multilayered plastic pipe can be monitored contactless and continuously during the extrusion process. Furthermore,...
2014 Chicago : Polypropylene Multi Layer Pipe Lifetime Assessment Under Realistic Loading Conditions
Author(s) : Florian Arbeiter, Martin Ševčík, Gerald Pinter, Frank Andreas, Pavel Hutař
Multi-layer pipes made from polypropylene have been widely used in sewerage applications for several years. Due to good material properties and generally low mechanical loads not many critical failures occur. Aim of this work is to determine, whether slow crack growth, consisting of crack initiation and crack growth,...
2014 Chicago : Sewer Installation Time – Comparing PVC with concrete
Author(s) : Peter Verlaan
Several scientific studies underline benefits that plastic sewers have over traditional materials like clay and concrete. A few scientific studies which confirm that statement are for example:
Teppfa SMP project The SMP [explanation?] project showed that plastic systems have 75% fewer leaks than concrete. The full...
2012 Barcelona : Effect of the residual stresses on the slow crack growth
Author(s) : Pavel Hutař, Martin Ševčík, Jaroslav Kučera, Michal Zouhar, Robin Luky, Luboš Náhlík
Using linear elastic fracture mechanics a new methodology for a lifetime assessment of internally pressurized polymer pipes was developed. The concept is based on the numerical calculation of stress intensity factors for pipes under different loading conditions in combination with experimentally determined creep crack...
2010 Vancouver : Acoustic Testing of Plastic Pipe and Construction Materials
Author(s) : Ali Ahmadnia, Peter Allan, Rob Withnall, and Jack Silver
The acoustic properties of polypropylene, polyethylene and PVC which are widely used in
the automotive, construction and pipe industries were measured. The acoustical parameter
selected for this study is ‘sound transmission loss’. Acoustic tests were conducted using a
Bruel & Kjaer acoustic tube with four microphones...