2018 Las-Vegas : Slow crack growth resistance of non-virgin polymers
Author(s) : Andreas Frank, Isabelle J. Berger, Mario Messiha, Carl-Gustaf Ek, Norbert Schuler, Jens-Martin Storheil, Erwin Mayrbäurl, Steve Heeley, Frank Krause, Lodewijk Niemöller, Philippe Gabriëls, Yogesh S. Deshmukh, Florian Arbeiter, Thomas Koch, Gerald Pinter
In order to improve the circular economy of polymers in terms of sustainability and reduced carbon footprint, the increased use of recyclates has become a topic of major importance. Due to their long design lifetimes, pipe applications represent an excellent opportunity to create added value to non-virgin polymers. In...
2016 Berlin : Long-term behavior of glass fiber reinforced polyethylene
Author(s) : Mitsuaki Tokiyoshi, Philippe Vanspeybroeck, Kensei Inoue, Stephan Fullgrabe, Takashi Kuriyama, Toshinori Kawabata, Joji Hinobayashi
Big diameter polyethylene pipes used an important role due to superior performance (Flexibility, light weight, long lifetime and tighten joint) for water and industrial supply to several countries. However according to standard concerned Polyethylene pipes as like ISO4427 we are being used solid wall pipe with too...
2016 Berlin : Polypropylene Pipe: An Evolving Market
Author(s) : Steve Sandstrum, Stefan Dreckoetter, Zak Schultz
This paper provides a historical overview of the development of polypropylene (PP) for piping applications. The discussion includes a historical review of each step in the evolutionary trend for PP piping materials over the last 40 years and culminates with a focus on the most recent development in PP piping...
2016 Berlin : PVC4Pipes Training and Presentation Packages - 2016
Author(s) : Jean-Francois Greiner, Steve Tan, Alastair Walmsley
PVC4Pipes, a non-profit association founded in Brussels in 2003, whose main purpose is to support and stimulate the use of PVC pipe systems, has recognized the need to improve the knowledge and the perception in the market of the quality and environmental sustainability of PVC pipe systems. So a series of...
2014 Chicago : Evolution of the Pipe Accelerated Notch Test – PANT-Method
Author(s) : Ph. Vanspeybroeck
As the resistance to notches of the new PE 100 RC materials continuously improves, the classical control methods - as mentioned in the product standards - of PE have to improve consequently. Indeed, the resin compound producers now have pipe qualities with notch resistance far beyond 1000 h. It was necessary to “look”...
2014 Chicago : PE100 and PE4710 Sourcing Components in a Global Market
Author(s) : Steve Sandstrum, Stephen Boros
As the technical performance and reliability of polyethylene pipe systems have grown, so too has the range of application and the complexities for designing and sourcing the variety of components necessary for these projects. In today’s global market, major industrial and/or municipal investments such as raw water...
2014 Chicago : Performance of Polyethylene Pipes with Glass Fiber
Author(s) : M.Tokiyoshi, H.Kudo, M.Endo, K.Inoue, N.Shibasaki, T.Nakayama, H.Matsukuma, M.Kodera, Y.Niinomi, M.Masuko, P.Vanspeybroeck
Polyethylene pipes are successful worldwide due to the superior performance (Flexibility, light weight, lifetime, tighten joint) for water and sewerage supply. However according to our ISO standard concerned Polyethylene pipes we have to use solid wall pipe with too thick against for internal pressure. The major job...
2014 Chicago : PVC4Pipes Training and Presentation Packages - 2014
Author(s) : GREINER Jean-François, TAN Steve, WALMSLEY Alastair
In order to make it easy for the PVC pipe manufacturers to train their sales forces in a professional and consistent way across Europe and to give them a set of clear reference data, PVC4Pipes has taken a first initiative in developing a Training Toolkit, a set of Power Point slides, which provide information about...
2012 Barcelona : Pipe accelerated norch test: PANT method
Author(s) : Vanspeybroeck
As the resistance to notches of the new PE 100 RC materials continuously improves, the classical control methods - as mentioned in the product standards - of PE has to improve consequently. Indeed, the resin compound producers have now pipe qualities with notch resistance far beyond 1000 h. It was necessary to "look...
2012 Barcelona : Polyethylene Pipe and Hydroelectric Development
Author(s) : Sandstrum Steve
The term “hydroelectricity” conjures images of massive concrete dams and vast reservoirs that harness
the power associated with moving water. More recently, however, technological advancements and
environmental awareness have resulted in renewed interest in small-scale hydroelectric projects. These
2012 Barcelona : Training Toolkit for Training the Sales Forces of PVC Pipe Manufacturers across Europe
Author(s) : Jean-Francois Greiner, Steve Tan, Alastair Walmsley and a set of industry experts
In order to make it easy for the PVC pipe manufacturers to train their sales forces in a
professional and consistent way across Europe and to give them a set of clear
reference data, PVC4Pipes has developed a Training Toolkit, a set of Power Point
slides, which provide information about PVC-U and PVC-C Pipe Systems,...
2006 Washington DC : Evaluation of Electrofusion Welders
Author(s) : Vanspeybroeck
Since 1997 electrofusion welders have been evaluated in Belgium on continuous basis.Parallel during this decade, traceability according to ISO 12176-4 : “Plastics pipes and fittings - Equipment for fusion jointing polyethylene systems - Part 4: Traceability coding” has been introduced by the Belgium gas...
2006 Washington DC : PE 4710: WHAT’S IN A NAME?
Author(s) : Steve D. Sandstrum, White G. Jee
Polyethylene pipe produced from resins meeting the criteria for the PE 100 designation
were first introduced on an international scale in the late 1980’s. Since, that time these
piping products have grown to become recognized as the international standard for longterm performance in the use of polyethylene pipe. The...
2006 Washington DC : S4 Critical Pressure and Critical Temperature
Author(s) : Maeger, Vanspeybroeck, Lamborn, Mamoun, Leevers, Oliphant
As polyethylene pressure pipes enter the global marketplace under an ever-wider range of
operating conditions, there is increasing emphasis on their rapid crack propagation
performance. It is important that both producers and end-users are able to rely on the
robustness of the rapid crack propagation test results and...
2004 Milan : High Density PE Water Distribution Systems
Author(s) : Sandstrum
The use of polyethylene pipe in potable water systems has grown considerably over the past thirty years on both a domestic (North America) and international (Global) basis. Factors driving this growth have included material improvements, standards development, expansion of innovative construction techniques and...