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.

USE OF RISK BASED “FIT FOR PURPOSE” DESIGN FOR SAFE AND STRUCTURALLY RELIABLE PE PRESSURE PIPE LINES

Author(s) : Predrag Micic 2018 Las-Vegas

The Polyethylene (PE) pipeline business is constantly experiencing change. In the not too distant past, lower performance materials and a lack of understanding of major risks to pipeline structural and operation integrity meant that we needed standards that ensured a good quality pipe, careful installation and a...

VARIABILITY AND QUALITY CONTROL FOR PRODUCTION OF CORRUGATED HDPE PIPE MANUFACTURED WITH RECYCLED CONTENT

Author(s) : Crista K. McNish, Joe Babcanec, Rachel M. Thurston, Zacharias Obermeyer 2018 Las-Vegas

This paper presents findings from extensive testing performed on various recycled HDPE resins at different stages of processing to evaluate: (1) the variability expected from a source resin (e.g. post-consumer materials from bulk recycling, post-industrial waste stream), (2) variability when blending different types...

VARIOUS APPROACHES TO THE IMPROVEMENT OF POLYETHYLENE PIPING CONSTRUCTION QUALITY IN OSAKA GAS (2018)

Author(s) : Katsutaka Nakagami, Takahiro Kasatani 2018 Las-Vegas

Osaka Gas improves various approaches to the improvement of polyethylene piping construction quality and executes the approaches. As a result of that, polyethylene pipes in Osaka Gas maintain high-quality and withstand the earthquakes. This paper shows these methods and performance against earthquakes in Japan. In...

WITH PE-RT (POLYETHYLENE OF RAISED TEMPERATURE RESISTANCE) NEW APPLICATIONS IN DEMANDING OIL&GAS APPLICATIONS CAN BE REALIZED

Author(s) : Alex Stolarz 2018 Las-Vegas

THE PE-RT TECHNOLOGY HAS EVOLVED SINCE IT HAS BEEN FIRST INVENTED AND INTRODUCED TO THE MARKET IN 1982. AN ESTABLISHED TECHNOLOGY FOR HOT AND COLD WATER PIPES USED IN DOMESTIC APPLICATIONS HAS POSITIONED ITSELF WELL WITHIN OTHER MATERIALS DUE TO THE COST EFFICIENT PROCESSING, HANDLING AND PRODUCTION OF PIPES. RECENT...

21 YEARS OF PIPELINE TRAINING – THE LESSONS LEARNT

Author(s) : Robert LeHunt 2016 Berlin

Nationally moderated and approved competency training Units and Qualifications have been established in Australia for plastics pipes within an overall Plastics Industry Training Package. Delivery of such Units over a 21 year period has contributed to a greater understanding of various plastics pipes materials,...

A COMBINATION OF ACCELERATED TEST METHODS TO EVALUATE NEW GENERATION RESINS FOR DISINFECTANT- RESISTANT POLYETHYLENE PIPES

Author(s) : Francis Reny Costa, Anh Tuan Tran, Jeroen Oderkerk, Thomas Hjertberg, Christophe Salles, Ulf W. Gedde, Benjamin Rabaud, Flavia Zraick 2016 Berlin

The premature failure of polyethylene pipes in contact with high chlorine and chlorine dioxide, used as residual disinfectants in drinking water distribution, remains an area of concern for water companies particularly in regions where temperatures are regularly or seasonally high. Multiple factors can amplify the...

A New High Temperature Pressure Rated HDPE Pipe Resin Expands the Capability of Polyethylene Pipe

Author(s) : Dane Chang, Carl Baker 2016 Berlin

Due to its flexibility, toughness, and good resistance to corrosion and abrasion, polyethylene pressure pipe has been widely used for several decades in a variety of applications, including gas and water distribution, oil and gas gathering, and many industrial pipe segments. A significant limitation for polyethylene...

A NOVEL CYCLONE SINGLE STACK SYSTEM FOR BUILDING DRAINAGE

Author(s) : Chen Jianchun, Liu Luliang 2016 Berlin

3S (Strengthen Single System) cyclone single stack system is a new product for building drainage, which has the advantages of saving materials, large drainage quantity, low drainage noise, etc. In this system, the guide structure, swirl angle, volume structureand the height of spiral reinforcement are optimized...

A NOVEL PROCEDURE FOR CHARACTERIZING FATIGUE CRACK GROWTH IN CRB SPECIMENS VIA AN OPTICAL TECHNIQUE

Author(s) : Joerg Fischer, Paul J. Freudenthaler, Patrick R. Bradler, Reinhold W. Lang 2016 Berlin

Cyclic tests with cracked round bar (CRB) specimens have been used for some time to characterize the slow crack growth behavior of polyolefin pipe grade materials. In fact, most recently a standardized test procedure for cyclic CRB testing has been released in ISO 18489. To obtain kinetic data for cyclic crack growth...

A PROPOSED PROCEDURE FOR PVC PIPE TEMPERATURE DE-RATING IN NORTH AMERICA

Author(s) : Steven Folkman, Ron Bishop 2016 Berlin

There are guidelines in AWWA standards for de-rating a PVC pipe’s pressure class if the operating temperature exceeds 23°C. These de-rating factors are appropriate for a system operated at a constant elevated temperature. In the warm desert climates in the USA it is common for the water mains to exceed room...



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