Plastic Pipes Conference Association papers

In this section, you will find a database of all articles presented and published by PPCA in biannual conferences organized by PPCA since 1970.
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BIG DATA, BIG DIFFERENCE

Author(s) : Nick Mark, Eric Bridgstock, David Carey 2016 Berlin

An insight into a unique approach to the management of electrofusion and butt fusion joint quality on polyethylene pipelines. The presentation will reference experience and learnings from a system that has already been used in the field to great effect (see Abstract) and a new approach to butt fusion (see enclosed...

CAN PE AND PVC GAS DISTRIBUTION PIPES WITHSTAND THE IMPACT OF SUSTAINABLE GASES?

Author(s) : René Hermkens, Ernst van der Stok, Johannes de Bruin, Jeroen Weller 2016 Berlin

The replacement of fossil fuels like natural gas by sustainable gases such as biogas and hydrogen can mitigate global warming. There has been some debate about the impact of sustainable gases on the materials used in the gas grid. An extensive study of the behaviour of PE, PVC, POM and rubber materials was therefore...

CHAIRMAN’S REVIEW OF THE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS FOR U.S. PIPE STANDARD AWWA/ANSI C906-15

Author(s) : John Fishburne 2016 Berlin

The United States water industry relies heavily on American Water Works Association (AWWA) Standards publications for product ratings, design parameters, and guidance on installation methodologies. In September 2015, AWWA published Standard C906-15 covering 4” – 65” polyethylene pressure pipe for waterworks...

CHALLENGES IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE MARKET FOR LARGE DIAMETER PE PIPES FOR MARINE INSTALLATIONS

Author(s) : Ingemar Bjorklund, Trygve Blomster, Ilija Radeljic 2016 Berlin

The S-bend installation method is the reason for the successful worldwide development of the market for marine PE pipelines over the last 50 years. Small and medium sized PE pipes can safely be installed using the S-bend installation method; however, difficulties increase as pipe sizes increase. In order to ensure a...

Close-fit Pipe Lining Without the Machines

Author(s) : Derek Muckle 2016 Berlin

It has long been the case that plastic pipes have been subject of folding operations in a factory and then supplied to site for use in pipeline renovation applications. The same cannot be said for pipes subject to diameter reduction as they have, as a principle, relied on being diameter reduced at site in a forming...

Comparative Life Cycle Assessment of a PVC-U rain gutter system versus a system made from galvanized steel

Author(s) : Carolin Spirinckx, Peter Sejersen, Zoran Davidovski, Karolien Peeters 2016 Berlin

For the European Plastic Pipes and Fittings Association (TEPPFA) it is important to have an insight into the environmental aspects during the life-span of plastic pipe systems all the way from the cradle to the grave. The result of the studies allows TEPPFA and its member companies to distinct (for the pipe systems...

COMPARISON BETWEEN STRESS RUPTURE TEST AND HOT WATER CIRCULATION TEST CONSIDERING ACTUAL OPERATING CONDITION OF PE PIPES FOR HOT WATER APPLICATION

Author(s) : Takehiro Fujii, Kazuhisa Igawa, Hidekazu Honma, Kazushi Yamada, Hiroyuki Nishimura 2016 Berlin

The hydrostatic stress rupture test has been conventionally conducted as a good method of the lifetime evaluation. The hot water circulation test which is reflected to the actual operating condition is also useful method. The correlations and differences between the two tests were examined. Compared with the...

COMPARISON OF IN-LINE COMPOUNDING VS. PRE-COMPOUNDED RESIN ON POLYETHYLENE PIPE PERFORMANCE

Author(s) : Vivek Rohatgi, Pamela L. Maeger, Ashish M. Sukhadia 2016 Berlin

This study is related to two common approaches used for pipe fabrication, viz. in-line compounding and extrusion of a pre-compound. Pipes were extruded using both approaches and properties were evaluated per the relevant ASTM and ISO standards for water and gas pressure pipe applications to compare the performance of...

CORRUGATED POLYETHYLENE PIPE USED IN MINING APPLICATIONS, THEIR COMPLIANCE WITH SPECIFICATIONS AND ANTICIPATED DESIGN LIFE

Author(s) : Jim Goddard, Mario Paredes 2016 Berlin

Samples of polyethylene pipe supplied to mining projects throughout the Americas were selected and tested for compliance with existing ASTM specifications. Estimated service life of these pipe products in mining applications are made based on the laboratory tests required in the ASTM specifications. Anticipated...

DESIGN OF PLASTIC SEWAGE PRODUCTS IN PVC

Author(s) : Maarten Kruijer 2016 Berlin

To ensure the structural integrity of long term load bearing thermoplastic (like PVC or HDPE/PP) components, the time-dependent behavior of the raw (thermoplastic) material needs to been assessed and integrated in the design procedure. This paper describes how the time-dependent material behavior can be integrated in...



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