2018 Las-Vegas : Extrusion of thick wall pipes using a new bimodal PE 4710/PE 100 resin
Author(s) : Vivek Rohatg, Gregor Hiesgen, Mark J. Lamborn, Ashish M. Sukhadia, Douglas E. Simpson, David W. Borrego, Pamela L. Maeger
Maintaining dimensions within specifications is problematic for the extrusion of large diameter thick-wall polyethylene (PE) pipe (> 75 mm wall) due to sag caused by insufficient resin melt strength. However, sag can be controlled through careful resin selection and optimization of the pipe cooling process. This paper...
2018 Las-Vegas : Investigation of the failure behavior of polyethylene electrofusion sockets
Author(s) : Isabelle J. Berger, Andreas Frank, Gerald Pinter, David Nitsche, Dirk Petry
Electrofusion (EF) sockets constitute a well-established and practically proven technology for the joining of polyethylene (PE) pressure pipes. As for the pipes, the potential lifetime of such welding connections is beside other properties also depending on the resistance against slow crack growth (SCG). The current...
2018 Las-Vegas : The world's first class 3 safety related nuclear PE4710 piping project - 10 year review
Author(s) : Lonnie Corley, Dane Chang, Harvey Svetlik, Matt Brandes, Thomas Musto, Frank Schaaf, David Fink
This paper presents a brief overview of a challenging project at the Callaway Nuclear Power Plant where HDPE was utilized to replace degraded steel buried piping in a Safety Related water system. Callaway was the first Nuclear Power plant to obtain NRC approval and successfully place the HDPE piping system into...
2016 Berlin : Asset management of polyethylene gas networks
Author(s) : Ian Aldridge, Declan Robinson, Dave Smart, Chris Reed, Martyn, Greig, Trevor Stafford, David Christie-Lowe, Alec Erskine
For the UK polyethylene (PE) gas pipe network, the first installations now exceed 40 years in the ground, with an original design life of 50 years. It was thus timely to review the current condition and performance history of these first generation PE materials. A major 4 year project was started in 2010 to examine...
2016 Berlin : Assured quality of butt fusion and electrofusion welding of PE100 pipe
Author(s) : David Chrystie-Lowe
The many benefits of PE100 pipe materials include flexibility and toughness in addition to being relatively light products that are not subject to corrosion and expected to last well beyond the design lifetime . It is also a distinct advantage that end-load resistant joints can be made using butt fusion (BF) and...
2016 Berlin : Big data, big difference
Author(s) : Nick Mark, Eric Bridgstock, David Carey
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...
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...
2016 Berlin : Quality control testing of joints in gravity flow plastic pipes
Author(s) : David Becerril García, Jacinto Cortés-Pérez, Ian D. Moore
Joint performance of joints in gravity flow buried pipelines is very important since joint failure could produce structural or service limits to the system. Standards have been developed to evaluate that joints have the necessary structural and leakage capacities which specify test methods that are not clear and do...
2014 Chicago : Prediction of residual lifetimes of small diameter polyethylene pipes
Author(s) : Márton Bredács, Andreas Frank, David Nitsche, Andreas Riha, Gerald Pinter
Within this paper the property and lifetime profile of four small diameter PE water pipes for house supply, which were installed between 1968 and 1992 in Vienna and Graz, Austria, were studied. Based on thermo analytical and structure analytical test methods the materials show still expected values for PE even after...
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 : The water for the world™ initiative: reflection on 5 years of experience
Author(s) : Jane Toogood, Dorothea Wiplinger, Christophe Salles, David Walton
Securing access to safe water and sanitation is recognised as one of the world’s most
pressing societal and environmental challenges.
Launched in 2007 by Borealis and Borouge,‘Water for the World’ is a programme
platform to advance solutions, expertise and know-how to address this challenge.
Activities are grouped in...
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,...
2004 Milan : 20+ Years Experience with PE Pipe for Water in the UK
Author(s) : Headford, Hill, Wilson
The United Kingdom is the most highly developed PE pressure pipe market in the world.
Following pioneering work done in the USA and Germany, it was the UK that was first to
adopt PE on a large scale for gas, and then for water distribution. The 100% PE policy of
British Gas, and wide range of sizes used (at low...
2001 Munich : Butt Fusion Welding of Large Diameter/Thick Wall Pipes
Author(s) : Hill, Wilson, Headford
Butt fusion welding is the most reliable and unobtrusive method of joining PE pipes
(and spigot fittings) of virtually any size-except perhaps the smallest where other methods
are usually preferred. It is the dominant method of jointing both medium and large pipe
sizes, but for different reasons. In medium pipe sizes...