2021 Amsterdam : A TRADE ASSOCIATION EXPLORED
Author(s) : Drew Mueller, Peter Dyke
HDPE Pipe holds a dominant position in several markets in North America: natural gas distribution, oil
patch, mining, landfill and geothermal. So why are polyethylene’s municipal water and wastewater
market shares so much lower than these other industries? How has the polyethylene industry been
successful in growing...
2021 Amsterdam : APPLICATION OF PP-R COMPOSITE REINFORCED PIPES IN HOT AND COLD WATER SYSTEMS
Author(s) : Lei Wang, Guozhi Xu, Qiaoping Qiu, Weihua Lu, Yanwang Han
PP-R (random copolymerized polypropylene) has been widely used in hot and cold
water systems. However, the standard PP-R pipes have the disadvantages of a large
high-temperature thermal expansion coefficient, an insufficient notched impact strength,
and a low temperature and pressure resistance.
In this paper, a new...
2021 Amsterdam : APPLICATIONS OF HDPE PIPING TO SUPPLY WATER TO RURAL VILLAGES IN MOROCCO
Author(s) : Donald Swen, Leanne Pichay, Nicholas Vallin, Alice Wu, Jim Johnston
In the rural commune of Ait Bayoud, Morocco, two of the most remote villages in the area,
Ilguiloda and Izgouaren, live with water scarcity. To meet their water needs, women and
children walk several kilometers to the nearest spring each day, often multiple times a
day. Consequently, children cannot attend school...
2021 Amsterdam : CHALLENGING THE 10% WALL THICKNESS RULE FOR HDPE MARINE PIPELINES
Author(s) : Ilija Radeljic, Ebbe Smith
HDPE pipe can be relatively easily scratched during the manipulation on the site,
which is especially true for the marine pipelines. Installing the scratched marine pipe
with the S bend method presents a risk and repair methods are usually performed.
Currently, there is no standard defining the repair procedure, in...
2021 Amsterdam : DESIGN OF A DISTRIBUTED STRAIN MONITORING SYSTEM FOR HDPE WATER PIPELINES CROSSING AN EARTHQUAKE FAULT
Author(s) : Peter Hubbard, Linqing Luo, Andrew Yeskoo, Kenichi Soga, Krista (Moita) Araica, Gus Cicala, Marshall McLeod
Seismically active faults pose a risk to buried water pipelines that can be complicated
to quantify. Fault type, slip rate, pipeline geometry, and soil conditions all factor into a
complex soil-pipeline interaction. For critical pipelines that cross faults, high-density
polyethylene (HDPE) has become an attractive...
2021 Amsterdam : FLOWABLE FILL FOR PLASTIC PIPE
Author(s) : Amster Howard
Flowable fill is used for many applications, but mainly for pipe trench embedment and
backfill. There are three ways that using flowable fill can be kind to the environment.
Because flowable fill is self-leveling and has a strength greater than the native soil, the
trench cross section can be minimized. This means...
2021 Amsterdam : FRACTURE MECHANICS TECHNIQUES IN LARGE DIAMETER PVC PIPES
Author(s) : Antonio Rodolfo Jr., Vanderley M. John
Unplasticised (U-PVC) and modified (M-PVC) pipes used in irrigation and infrastructure
applications, outside diameter 326 mm, were evaluated according to various fracture mechanics
methodologies, including fracture toughness (stress intensity factor KC and energy release rate GC,
both at fracture), essential work of...
2021 Amsterdam : FROM MULTILAYER LAMINATES TO INDUSTRIAL PIPE APPLICATIONS – A GUIDELINE
Author(s) : Gerald Pinter, Johannes Wiener, Florian Arbeiter, Abhishek Tiwari, Otmar Kolednik
For pipe applications, catastrophic failure due to crack growth has to be prevented
by all means. Techniques to develop new and even tougher pipe materials are explored
in this contribution. The aim is to create a multi-layer architecture, that exhibits high
toughness as well as damage tolerance towards sharp notches....