Hoving, Palmlof, Harget, Upperton, Ewing
# 1995 Edinburgh
The performance properties of Cross Linked Polyethylene (PE-X) are reviewed with particular emphasis on extreme temperature operation. Resistance to rapid crack propagation at low temperatures and retention of properties at elevated temperatures are highlighted. The potential availability of a high strength (MRS 12.5) PE-X pipe is also considered. Versatility in pipe jointing is explored together with the practical application of PE-X pipe systems. The development of international standards for PE-X pressure pipe systems is also featured including the status of an IS0 specification for PE-X gas distribution pipework.