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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MULTILAYER POLYMER PIPES - POSSIBLE UTILIZATION OF RECYCLED MATERIAL

Author(s) : Pavel Hutar, Jan Poduska, Pavol Dlhy, Andreas Frank, Jaroslav Kucera, Jiri Sadilek, Gerald Pinter, Lubos Nahlik 2018 Las-Vegas

This paper investigates possible use of recycled material as a part of a multilayer polyethylene pressure pipe system. Crack propagation in different configurations is simulated. Lifetimes of pipes containing recycled material are calculated. Results are compared with lifetimes of pipes made of virgin...

NEW CROSSLINKED (PEX) PIPES FROM SUSTAINABLE RESOURCES

Author(s) : Jacob John, Andrew J. Ortquist, Mats Thunwall, Patrik A. Roseen 2018 Las-Vegas

This study investigates production of crosslinked polyethylene (PEX) pipes using a resin obtained from a renewable resource via twin-screw extruder technology. PEX pipes were extruded using petroleum-based and renewable high-density polyethylene (HDPE) for comparison. Testing using relevant ASTM standards on the new...

NEW DISCOVERIES IN STABILIZING DRINKING WATER PIPES IN CONTACT WITH CHLORINE DIOXIDE

Author(s) : J.D. Kim, S. Kim , T. Schmutz, C. Malchaire, D. Scholz, K. Keck 2018 Las-Vegas

Since a few years, pipe producers are facing the challenge to protect their plastic pipe from degradation due to chlorine dioxide. Unfortunately, most existing stabilization solutions are not effective enough to insure the desired lifetime of the material. This study shows how the latest development allow to top-up...

NEW EN STANDARD FOR INFILTRATION UNITS

Author(s) : Peter Verlaan 2018 Las-Vegas

Ten years ago, The European Plastic Pipes and Fittings Association (TEPPFA) has taken the initiative to prepare a draft 'Standard for Infiltration units' based on existing national specifications, at that time (in particular) available in France, Germany, United Kingdom and the Netherlands. This draft 'Standard for...

NEW HIGH MODULUS POLYPROPYLENE HELPS THE DEVELOPMENT OF LARGE DIAMETER UTILITY TUNNEL

Author(s) : Dongyu Fang, Mark Yu, Zhang Qingfu 2018 Las-Vegas

In the present paper we introduced how high modulus polypropylene helps an innovative design of utility tunnel up to 4000mm in diameter. High modulus polypropylene shows high modulus but still maintain reasonable flexibility so that tunnel and surrounding soil could form an integrated system, which means no force is...

NEW PROCESS FOR THE HOT FORMING OF THE INTEGRATED SOCKET ON UNDERGROUND DRAINAGE PIPES MADE OF HIGH MODULUS POLYPROPYLENE WITH A COMPACT OR MULTILAYER WALL STRUCTURE

Author(s) : Giorgio Tabanelli 2018 Las-Vegas

In underground plastic drainage pipes the integrated socket joint technology is now used widely in PVC pipes with a compact or multilayer wall. On the other hand, in PP and HDPE pipes this form of connection, despite its well-known advantages, is still not widely used. The reason for this is basically due to the...

NEW TESTING METHOD FOR ELECTROFUSION WELDS

Author(s) : Dr. Love Pallon, Dr. Karin Jacobsson, Daniel Ejdeholm, Marie Allvar, Rikard Kärrbrant 2018 Las-Vegas

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...

NOVEL STABILIZERS FOR PVC/CPVC PIPE AND FITTINGS

Author(s) : Mario Berna, Alessandro Tinarelli 2018 Las-Vegas

PVC pipes and fittings are currently manufactured using a wide range of stabilizer systems whilst CPVC is currently manufactured using Tin stabilizers. The aim of this paper is to present a new type of heat stabilizer (booster) to be used in combination with Tin stabilizer; surprisingly this product offers synergistic...

PANORAMIC VIEW OF A WATER MAIN REPLACEMENT PROJECT IN A FIRE-SEISMIC GEOHAZARD ZONE

Author(s) : K. Moita 2018 Las-Vegas

East Bay Municipal Utility District (District) provides water and wastewater services to the eastern region of the San Francisco Bay Area in California. The District’s potable water system serves approximately 1.4 million customers in a 332-square-mile area that spans portions of Alameda and Contra Costa Counties....

PE100 LARGE DIAMETER WATER TRANSMISSION PIPELINES TAKE OFF IN ASIA

Author(s) : Andrew Wedgner, Muhammad Qasim, Arsenio Sembrano 2018 Las-Vegas

Developments in material and pipe extrusion technology now enable converters to produce PE100 solid wall pipes of up to 2,800mm OD, but the use of such large diameters has been limited to industrial applications. This is now starting to change with water transmission pipelines of up to 1400mm OD being laid in the UAE...



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