2021 Amsterdam : CHEAPER AND BETTER NETWORKS REALISED WITH PRACTICAL DESIGN SOFTWARE
Author(s) : Andreas Moerman, Flip van der Valk, Mirjam Blokker KWR, Tjakko Haaijer, Jan Vreeburg,
Drinking water companies with ageing networks are facing vast amounts of drinking
water network reconstructions during the coming decades. This development coincides
with the energy transition, which puts pressure on the available space underground.
These external drivers give drinking water companies an opportunity...
2021 Amsterdam : INVESTIGATION OF THE QUALITY CHARACTERISTICS OF POLYAMIDE 12 PIPE WELDS
Author(s) : M. Eckes & Dr. B. Baudrit, Dr. M. Troughton & D. Wylie, H. van Laak & J. Fritz
Unplasticized polyamide 12 (PA-U12) is increasingly being used in pipe applications,
especially in the gas sector. However, the material behavior in the usual quality tests for
pipe welds has not yet been thoroughly investigated.
For this reason, two research institutes, worked in cooperation with a manufacturer
2021 Amsterdam : WHY PA-U12 HIGH PRESSURE PIPES DO NOT CARE ABOUT “ROCK ́N ́ SHARD” IN VIEW OF PAS 1075
Author(s) : Hermann van Laak, Jan Heimink, Mario Messiha, Andreas Frank, Christoph Bruckner, Thomas Kratochvilla
For high pressure pipes above maximum operation pressure of 10 bar, this paper
emphasizes PA-U12 as the easy to install alternative to steel. It underlines the superb
performance of PA-U12 pipes for alternative installation techniques without need for a
separate mechanical protection. An unplasticized polyamide 12...
2018 Las-Vegas : Chlorine dioxide resistant HDPE mechanism, analytical tools and solutions
Author(s) : M. Boerakker, S. van Mierloo, D. v. Beek, R. Schipper, P. Voets, M. Soliman, K. Jacobson, D. Lukes, B. Rabaud, F. Zraick
HDPE pipes are used for standard pressurized water pipes, offering an excellent solution for safe transport of (drinking) water. The HDPE pipe market is growing globally. Especially in countries that suffer from water scarcity, surface water and water from rivers have to be used for drinking water supply. To guarantee...
2018 Las-Vegas : Determination of the slow crack growth resistance of PA12 pipe grades
Author(s) : Mario Messiha, Andreas Frank, Isabelle J. Berger, Jan Heimink, Hermann van Laak, Florian Arbeiter, Gerald Pinter
Since the last decade polyamide 12 (PA12) has been successfully introduced as material for SDR 11 gas piping systems up to 18 bar, representing itself as an attractive alternative to steel pipes for high-pressure applications. Practical experience has confirmed that beside the higher strength, PA12 pipe grades also...
2018 Las-Vegas : Testing parameters influencing the strain hardening modulus
Author(s) : E.J.W. van der Stok
The effect of eleven different test parameters on the strain hardening modulus was investigated using the Design of Experiments statistical method. The changes in strain hardening modulus due to temperature, tensile drawing speed and the cooling rate after annealing were assessed. The importance of taking account of...
2016 Berlin : Can PE and PVC gas distribution pipes withstand the impact of sustainable gases?
Author(s) : René Hermkens, Ernst van der Stok, Johannes de Bruin, Jeroen Weller
The replacement of fossil fuels like natural gas by sustainable gases such as biogas and hydrogen can mitigate global warming. There has been some debate about the impact of sustainable gases on the materials used in the gas grid. An extensive study of the behaviour of PE, PVC, POM and rubber materials was therefore...
2016 Berlin : Determining the residual quality of PE pipes using the strain hardening test
Author(s) : Ernst van der Stok, Frans Scholten
Samples machined directly from pipe show that orientation has a large influence on the strain hardening modulus. No effects arising as a result of residual stresses were found. Samples machined in the axial direction from a hydrostatic pressurised pipe showed no effect as a result of this mechanical degradation. For...
2016 Berlin : Predicting the lifetime of PE50 gas pipes under point loading
Author(s) : Frans Scholten, Ernst van der Stok
The residual quality of first generation PE50 gas pipes, installed in Netherland between 1961 and 1979, is still remarkably good. The only premature failures of a few PE50 pipes were exclusively caused by point loads. When under point loading, they started failing in practice after 8 to 26 years, in a brittle manner....
2016 Berlin : Residual quality of excavated UPVC gas and water distribution pipelines
Author(s) : Frans Scholten, Ernst van der Stok, Britta Gerets, Mirko Wenzel, Mike Boege
The current condition of 35-50 years old uPVC main (110 mm) and service (32 mm) pipes for gas and water distribution was assessed. From 27 excavation sites in total about 400 segments of 1.2 meters length each were tested using many techniques. The K-value (average molecular weight) of the PVC, the degree of gelation...
2016 Berlin : The european plastic pipes industry - Recycling commitment
Author(s) : Tony Calton, Roel van’t Veer, Henk Meerman
The European plastic pipes and fittings industry has made a commitment through TEPPFA to use a quarter of a million tonnes of recycled material a year by 2020.
This presentation provides background to the growth in the use of recycled material for pipe applications and outlines some of the achievements to date and the...