2021 Amsterdam : INVESTIGATION OF THE QUALITY CHARACTERISTICS OF POLYAMIDE 12 PIPE WELDS
Author(s) : M. Eckes & Dr. B. Baudrit, Dr. M. Troughton & D. Wylie, H. van Laak & J. Fritz
Unplasticized polyamide 12 (PA-U12) is increasingly being used in pipe applications,
especially in the gas sector. However, the material behavior in the usual quality tests for
pipe welds has not yet been thoroughly investigated.
For this reason, two research institutes, worked in cooperation with a manufacturer
2021 Amsterdam : RIGHT STABILIZATION AND QUICK MEASUREMENT OF GEL CONTENT IN PE-XA PIPES
Author(s) : Alireza Sahaf Amin, Dr. Gholamreza Pircheraghi
PE-Xa pipes used in the hot water supply are required for high mechanical strength and high creep
resistance at high temperature. Because of the higher cross-link degree of PE-Xa pipes as compared
with other crosslinked pipes methods , these pipes which are made by peroxide crosslinking have
better performance in the...
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...
2018 Las-Vegas : Molecularly oriented awwa C909 pipe for seismic applications
Author(s) : Richard St-Aubin, Dr. Thomas O’Rourke, Dr. Brad Wham, Blake Berger
Molecularly oriented polyvinyl chloride (PVC-O) pipe has been found to withstand large ground deformation during seismic events without damage. The properties of PVC-O pipe that support this performance have been investigated in a multi-year testing program undertaken at the Geotechnical Lifelines Large Scale Testing...
2018 Las-Vegas : New testing method for electrofusion welds
Author(s) : Dr. Love Pallon, Dr. Karin Jacobsson, Daniel Ejdeholm, Marie Allvar, Rikard Kärrbrant
This work presents the development of the Full Length Tensile Test (FLTT), a method that enables an objective judgement of welding quality of electrofusion welds by measuring the energy to break (J/mm2 ). In this way a brittle, ductile and transitional mode failure can be differentiated without subjective visual...
2016 Berlin : Flexible plastic solution for district heating pipes
Author(s) : Dr. Anton Vasilenko
In today’s world a lot of energy is wasted. More than 50 % of the energy is lost on its way to the customer. The fundamental idea of modern district heating is to recycle heat that otherwise would be lost and to use renewable sources to heat homes. In other words: a market place for green heat that reduces consumption...
2016 Berlin : New PE-RT type II material from innovative catalyst system
Author(s) : Dr. Gerd Mannebach
With a new and innovative catalyst concept it is possible to produce a bi-modal PE-RT Type II material with excellent properties in a single reactor process. The catalyst is based on two different metallocene components, whereas one component doesn’t incorporate any co-monomer and the other component shows a typical...
2016 Berlin : Polyethylene used in industrial applications at elevated temperatures
Author(s) : Dr. Holger Bruening, Detlef Schramm
Applications at elevated temperatures like cable conduit pipes for high voltage cables, pipelines used in oil industry or in industrial plants offer new possibilities for PE but additional requirements in such applications have to be taken into account. Long term experience in using PE100 pipes with respect to easy...
2016 Berlin : The new dimension of pipe extrusion
Author(s) : Brigitte Diekhaus, Ralf Mickley, Dr. Henning Stieglitz, Heinrich Dohmann, Dr. Markus Bornemann
The paper offers an overview of systems and components for efficient pipe extrusion, particularly for larger and thick-walled pipes. It introduces several possibilities for lower melt temperatures and internal pipe cooling. Together these systems can significantly reduce sagging and cooling length needed in the line....
2016 Berlin : Update on PVC stabilization for pipes - Comparison and trends
Author(s) : Dr. Stefan Fokken
An overview of stabilizer systems for PVC pipes had been given at the last Plastics Pipes conference (PPXVII), detailing which technologies are used around the world. This presentation aims to give an update upon technology changes (replacement of Lead stabilizers by Ca-based stabilizers, situation of Tin stabilizers)...