Camille George Rubeiz
Papers # 2010 Vancouver
This paper summarizes the performance of water and gas piping systems during six earthquakes in the US, Japan, Thailand and Columbia. Also, the paper will present data from the UK and Sweden about the performance of pipes in non-earthquake environments. The paper will assist design engineers and owners in selecting pipe materials based on the past performance of the materials and based on the recommendations from the American Water Works Association and the American Society of Civil Engineers.
Author(s) : Nigel Jones, George Macovaz, Alan Whittle, and Mark Heathcote
Key Words : PVC, Green Building Until recently the Australian green building rating tool effectively created a disincentive to use PVC pipe. The PVC industry in general and the PVC pipe industry in particular worked with the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) and associated stakeholders to establish an...
Author(s) : Camille George Rubeiz
In the U.S., 38 billion gallons of water are treated every day for domestic and public use, but 2.5 billion gallons of this treated water is lost because of leaks from corroded or damaged potable water piping system. According to the American Water Works Association, leaks in main water lines can reach up to 1,000...
Author(s) : Rubeiz
High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) piping systems have been available since 1948. In 1955, ASTM established the Plastics Pipe Committee. In 1978, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) approved HDPE for water tubes that were up to 75mm (3”) in diameter. In 1990, AWWA developed the first edition of the AWWA Standard...
Author(s) : George Rubiez