Founded on February 24, 1999, the PE100+ Association is an industry organisation of
several polyethylene (PE) manufacturers whose objective is to guarantee consistent quality
at the highest level in the production and use of PE 100 pipe material.
The authors describe the current situation in terms of European standardisation and
demonstrate the Association’s requirements with regard to product quality. Those enhanced
requirements are monitored every seven months, which ensure the safe transport of drinking
water, natural gas and industrial fluids. The advisory committee also is described, which is
a very important group for the Association.
The PE100+ Association is a marketing platform for PE piping in general and PE 100 in
particular. This is done via two main tools, the Association’s website www.pe100plus.net
and series of seminars.
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Author(s) : Dominique GUEUGNAUT, Adil BOUJLAL, Aymeric LOPITAUX, Bertrand SEVRE
A special concept has been developed by GRTgaz Research and Innovation Center for Energy (RICE) for temperature mapping at the interface of an electrowelded assembly.The technical solution consists of a tubular piece in place of the real PE pipe, made of a non-weldable polymer with thermal parameters close to those of...
Representative earthquake loadings have been reproduced in the ENGIE Lab-CRIGEN laboratories on three PE grades, including an excavated old PE63 pipe operated during more than 35 years. Dynamic loading does not alter the pipe residual performances for the three PE families tested, as shown by both the hydrostatic...
Polyethylene (PE) is a widespread material for the manufacturing of gas and water distribution pipelines and a large number of PE electrofusion pipe joints can be found over the thousands of kilometres of PE pipeplines all over the world, thus generating an increasing interest in checking the quality of these joints....
Key words : Polypropylene, Sewage, Sustainability, Durability, High-modulus
Polypropylene has an excellent track record after more than 30 years of service for nonpressure sewage and drainage applications. The inherent material properties and their
development, energy and cost efficiency, pipe design and ease of...
The new generation pipe materials PE 100 are now well positioned in the market because
of their unusual combination of mechanical properties. Major advantages are high resistance
versus slow crack growth combined with superior stiffness. These new PE 100 resins show
very high long term hydrostatic strength for...
The expanding use of tough high-density polyethylene for gas and water pipes
requires the develo~m~ent
of new test methods for performance evaluation. This
paper investigates the suitability of one of the proposed test methods, the Full
Notch Creep Test, as a tool for material performance assessment, quality
This paper has been written to support the Workshop presentation. It is intended to be a
useful reference and introduction to plastics pipeline systems for the engineer, specifier or
end-user of plastics pipeline systems. The basic characteristics and types of plastics have
been reviewed. The reasons why plastics...
Polyethylene has found increasing usage in industrial pipes, especially
in large diameter submarine pipes.
This paper outlines the benefits of polyethylene in this application,
comparing it to competitive materials.
Examples are given on projects were polyethylene has been chosen,
and the reasons behind this choice.