2021 Amsterdam : ALLOWABLE SCRATCH DEPTH HISTORY & RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PE PRESSURE PIPE
Author(s) : Chris Ampfer, Gene Palermo, Ernest & Oren Lever
This paper looks at the origin of the 10% allowable scratch depth rule for polyethylene (PE) pressure pipe developed
in 1971 and research that has been performed over the years since its inception to determine the validity of this
rule. The 10% rule has been used by natural gas pipeline operators since the 1970’s to...
2021 Amsterdam : DEVELOPMENTS IN NORTH AMERICAN CONDUIT PRACTICES
Author(s) : Tom Stewart, Richard Hicks, Patrick Vibien, Lance MacNevin
Arguably, broadband technologies have become as vital to society as water delivery, waste removal
and energy distribution. However, the role of plastic conduit in broadband is often overlooked within
the piping industry and society in general. HDPE conduit is an essential component to the build -out of
2021 Amsterdam : MODIFIED PLAIN STRAIN GROOVED TENSILE TEST TO EVALUATE LARGE DIAMETER PE PIPES
Author(s) : Thomas R. Kratochvilla, Patrick Grünbeck, Christoph Bruckner, Raimund Eremiasch, Harald Wilhelm, Mario Vukelja
In the last decades pipe dimensions of extruded PE pipes have reached new orders
of size. Today, PE pipes with outer diameters of up to DN/OD 3500 mm are produced
and used for pressure pipe applications like seawater intake/discharge, outfall, sewage
and industrial process piping systems.
To test the long-term...
2021 Amsterdam : MULTILAYER POLYMER PIPES – THE INFLUENCE OF RESIDUAL STRESS ON FATIGUE LIFETIME
Author(s) : Lukas Travnicek, Pavel Hutar, Jan Poduska, Andreas Frank, Florian Arbeiter, Jaroslav Kucera, Jiri Sadilek, Gerald Pinter, Lubos Nahlik
The application of recycled material in pressure piping systems has been considered
lately – it was suggested, that the recycled polyethylene could be used as a part of a
multilayer pipe together with virgin material. This type of pressure pipes is not availableon the market yet, so their properties can be only...
2021 Amsterdam : ONLINE ENGINEERING TOOLS FOR DESIGN AND FIELD ENGINEERS
Author(s) : Dustin Langston
The design and installation of polyethylene systems can be complex, specifically due to
the many applications and environmental conditions that surround those systems.
Online design tools have been developed to address this complexity and the various
factors that must be considered. These online tools used widely in...
2018 Las-Vegas : Assessing the remaining service lifetime of PE pipes: an australian case study
Author(s) : Nolene Byrne, Rasike De Silva, Keith Lenghaus, Tim Hilditch
Plastic pipes have been utilized in the Australian gas distribution network since the early 1970s. The most common plastic type found in Australia is polyethylene (PE), although nylon is extensively used in New South Wales. Early installation of PE pipe was completed using the first generation high density type PE50...
2018 Las-Vegas : C-PVC-O, pushing limits beyond in molecular orientation
Author(s) : Ignacio Muñoz
During the last years PVC-O has become a popular product in pipe business due to the huge improvements of mechanical properties of PVC after orientation. At the same time, CPVC has become an important choice for hot water conduits in in-house applications. Molecor has started a research program to evaluate the...
2018 Las-Vegas : Field test of Glass fiber reinforced polyethylene pipe system at soften ground
Author(s) : Mitsuaki TOKIYOSHI, Gentaro TAKAHARA, Joji HINOBAYASHI, Toshinori KAWABATA, Takashi KURIYAMA
Glass fiber reinforced polyethylene pipes and fittings are controlled for bending characteristics (Strength and stiffness) for vertical and axial directions of pipe by spiral cross winding method. Generally, to use this method, it takes much stronger for vertical strength than axials cause of extruded direction,...
2018 Las-Vegas : Large diameter spiral wound pressure pipes
Author(s) : Bülent Kuzkaya
Spiral wound pipes are becoming more and more important in larger diameter HDPE pipe production technology. The spiral wound structured wall pipes with profiles are already well known and used for several low or non-pressure pipe applications. This paper shows that spiral wound pressure pipes can fulfill the...
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...