2021 Amsterdam : A COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS OF PVC PIPES RECYCLING
Author(s) : A. Marangoni
The quality of infrastructures is a key driver for maximizing the performance of the
utilities networks and minimizing the environmental impacts associated with their
operation. The water and sewer pipes are key network elements to guarantee a
satisfactory service to the citizens. Their end-of-life management is an...
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 : 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 : 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 : DESIGN BUILD OF A 54” REDUNDANT FORCE MAIN UTILIZING HORIZONTAL DIRECTIONAL DRILLING
Author(s) : Bruce Mowry, PhD, P.E., Brian Dorwart, P.G., P.E., David Mancini, Bryan Fletcher, Roger Williams, P.E., Rene Brito, EIT, Arnelio Alfonso, P.E .
The City of Miami Beach owns and operates a 54-inch sanitary sewage PCCP force
main (FM) that was built in 1977. This FM is the only transmission pipeline for
conveying about 22 million gallons per day (MGD) of raw sewage to the wastewater
treatment plant. In 2012, the City identified structural deficiencies in the...
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 : DRAINAGE HANDBOOK STRUCTURAL DESIGN PROCEDURE FOR CORRUGATED POLYOLEFIN PIPE
Author(s) : Joe Babcanec, P.E., Dan Currence, P.E.
The newly released Drainage Handbook provides complete guidance on corrugated
polyolefin pipe. Perhaps the biggest contribution this new handbook makes to the
advancement of both HDPE and PP corrugated plastic pipe is the design procedure
presented. The design procedure reflects the industry’s recommended practice for...
2021 Amsterdam : LONG-TERM DURABILITY OF NEW POLYMER COMPOSITE VALVES FOR DRINKING WATER NETWORKS
Author(s) : Jennifer Ravereau, Jose Teixeira Pinto, Malena Bernabeu, Jose Alacid, Jean-Philippe Le Goff, Frederic Mohier, Benjamin Rabaud
Drinking water network fittings such as valves are made of brass materials known to be robust over
long periods. Due to the gradual inflation metallic raw material costs, composite plastic valves have
grown in market share. Uncertainties remain, however, on their long-term reliability.
The aim of this work is to...
2021 Amsterdam : MODELLING THE MIGRATION FROM PVC-U PIPES INTO DRINKING WATER
Author(s) : C. Losher and P.V. Mercea
In the framework of the German Environmental Agency (UBA) requirements of
plastic articles in contact with drinking water (KTW-BWGL-guideline), the
compliance is verified by comparing so-called “expected concentrations at tap”, C tap ,
of substances contained in the plastics with specific limits in drinking water...
2021 Amsterdam : Risk Assessment of Non-Intentionally Added Substances (NIAS) in potable water
Author(s) : Dr Ruediger Liske, Dr Tobias Eltze, Dr Tania Weyland, Marie-Laure Bertet
The migration of NIAS (Non-Intentionally Added Substances) into potable water is a
recurring topic for the distribution of cold and warm drinking water and related materialsindustry. These substances are chemical compounds that are present in drinking water
contact materials but have not been added during the...
2021 Amsterdam : TESTING AND EVALUATION OF NANOADDITIVES IN U-PVC PIPES
Author(s) : E. Boccaleri, L. Palin, G. Rombolà, M. Milanesio
In the last decades, research on nanostructured materials as additives for plastics
involved several polymeric matrices, but only limited studies and publications
involve PVC. In this work, the context of rigid application of PVC (U-PVC) for pipes
application was targeted, in order to test and evaluate the structural...