2014 Chicago : Evolution of Piping Systems-A Brief History of Innovation
Author(s) : Riccardo Barbone, Georg Fischer
This short paper reviews the major milestones in the history of piping systems. A special emphasis is given to the sources and reasons for innovation. Starting with nature as a basis and discovering the basic laws of hydraulics, man has been driven to innovate by emulating nature. The political and social forces that...
2012 Barcelona : Using PVC-pipes to put microalgae in the right light
Author(s) : Dr. Stephan Schuessler, Georg Fischer
The development of plant-based raw materials instead of using crude-oil is about to
develop to one of the most relevant trends in global chemical industry. In addition to
that, concepts integrating the biomass-generation using so-called bioreactors into a
closed loop together with a biogas-generator and a combined...
2010 Vancouver : Success of Thermoplastic Valves in the Chemical Industry
Author(s) : Riccardo Barbone, Georg Fischer Piping Systems, Switzerland
Over 50 years ago, the transportation of chemicals represented one of the first applications for
plastic piping systems. Since then, plastic piping system products have continually been
developed in accordance with market needs and today are uniquely positioned to provide
suitable materials as well as cost-effective...
2004 Milan : Stabilisers for PVC Systems
Author(s) : Schiller, Fischer
Poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC) is one of the most fascinating, interesting, universal and oldest
thermoplastics oft all. On one hand it is the polymer which comes into contact with a baby’s
skin only a few minutes after its birth, in many contries the bracelet on which the name and
the birthday of the newborn are noted is...
1995 Edinburgh : Assessment of the reliability of plastic pipes in potable water
Author(s) : Wagner, Siedlarak, Kropp, Fischer
A potable water installation using both DHP-copper and polypropylene as described
in various German standards has been in operation now for seven years in an
official building in Germany. These materials are used in both the cold and hot
water section of the building. Plastic pipes have been installed as an...