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 : Multilayer polymer pipes - Possible utilization of recycled material
Author(s) : Pavel Hutar, Jan Poduska, Pavol Dlhy, Andreas Frank, Jaroslav Kucera, Jiri Sadilek, Gerald Pinter, Lubos Nahlik
This paper investigates possible use of recycled material as a part of a multilayer polyethylene pressure pipe system. Crack propagation in different configurations is simulated. Lifetimes of pipes containing recycled material are calculated. Results are compared with lifetimes of pipes made of virgin...
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...
2016 Berlin : Lifetime prediction of PE100 and PE100-rc pipes based on slow crack growth resistance
Author(s) : Andreas Frank, Isabelle J. Berger, Florian Arbeiter, Pavel Hutař, Gerald Pinter
Due to the high slow crack growth resistance of modern polyethylene pipe grades a reliable lifetime assessment of pipes with focus on stage II failure has become challenging. The current paper presents a scientific approach for a fracture mechanics lifetime prediction based on Cyclic Cracked Round Bar (CRB) Tests....
2016 Berlin : Residual stress distribution in the extruded polyolefin pipes
Author(s) : Pavel Hutař, Jan Poduška, Jaroslav Kučera, Eva Nezbedová, Andreas Frank, Jiří Sadílek, Gerald Pinter
Residual stresses can significantly influence the lifetime of polymer pipes. Therefore, realistic estimation of residual hoop stress can contribute to accurate lifetime estimations. The previously used “accurate method” is quite time consuming and needs a lot of specimens to be prepared and treated. A simplified...
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,...
2004 Milan : Effect of structural parameters on RCP in polyethylene
Author(s) : Eva Nezbedová, Pavel Šindelář and Petr Bohatý
Changing the catalyst composition, it allowed us to alter placement of comonomer from lower
to higher polymer molecular weight fractions together with a certain reduction of molecular
weight distribution (MWD). Using this catalyst several polymer samples differing in level of
branching, in comonomer unit placement and...
1998 Gothenburg : Relationship between Toughness and Structural Parameter of PE-Copolymers
Author(s) : Nezbedova, Salajka, Kucera
Structural and morphological parameters together with processing conditions determine the type of fracture behaviour of polyethylenes. Long time brittle failure which occurs under low stresses and at room temperature limits the lifetime of polyethylens used as pipes for water and gas distribution. In order to optimise...
A New Complete PEX-A Pipe Production Concept with Infrared Crosslinking
Author(s) : Martin Deters