2018 Las-Vegas : A new flexible jointing method of plastic (PE) pipes
Author(s) : Yilaing He, Tianjun Zhang
A new electrofusion PE belt is developed by reinforcing it with various layers of steel mesh. It’s of sandwich structure, consisting of steel mesh reinforcement, heating wire and polyethylene. One or more layers of steel mesh is encapsulated in the middle, and heating wire is embedded onto “inner side” of the belt....
2018 Las-Vegas : A recent survey of water main failures in the US and Canada
Author(s) : Steven Folkman
A recent survey again confirms that PVC pipe has the lowest break rate when compared with break rates of ductile and cast iron, asbestos cement, steel, and concrete pipe. Other results of interest to water utilities and engineers are discussed.
During 2017, Utah State University conducted a survey of utilities across...
2018 Las-Vegas : Biomimetic design concepts for the pipe architecture of tomorrow
Author(s) : Gerald Pinter, Florian Arbeiter, Johannes Wiener, Andreas Frank, Otmar Kolednik
In order to further increase the fracture toughness of pipes, biomimetic layer design of the pipe wall can be used. Therein, soft polymer interlayers can act as crack-arresters in a matrix of stiffer and inherently more brittle polymers. The effectiveness of the crack arresting role of soft interlayers in a...
2018 Las-Vegas : C-PVC-O, pushing limits beyond in molecular orientation
Author(s) : Ignacio Muñoz
During the last years PVC-O has become a popular product in pipe business due to the huge improvements of mechanical properties of PVC after orientation. At the same time, CPVC has become an important choice for hot water conduits in in-house applications. Molecor has started a research program to evaluate the...
2018 Las-Vegas : Considerations when restraining molecularly oriented PVC pipe
Author(s) : G.M. Quesada, K.H. Steinbruck
The benefits of molecularly oriented PVC pipe (PVC-O) are well known and documented. Numerous studies covering improved pipe impact, toughness, hydraulics, and life cycle have been published. There is less information about PVC-O pipe under pipeline hydraulic forces. The objective of this paper is to identify design...
2018 Las-Vegas : CPVC application in the fire sprinkler system in China
Author(s) : Jiang Tongjun, Fu Zhimin, Yang Yuanjin
This paper introduces the application of CPVC pipe in fire sprinkler systems in China. The advantages and differences of CPVC pipe versus to galvanized steel pipes, the improvement of related laws and regulations and the market outlook are discussed. The overall result is a change in the upstream and downstream...
2018 Las-Vegas : Design and qualification of PA-PERT pipe for oil and gas transportation
Author(s) : Liang Yu, Akshay Ponda, Dane Chang
Following the development of US shale oil and gas production since 2007, the demand for thermoplastic pipes with better corrosion resistance, and lower installation and operation cost than carbon steel pipe, has been growing significantly. Nylon 12 has been qualified for hydrocarbon transportation in offshore flexible...
2018 Las-Vegas : Effect of carbon black distribution on polyethylene pipes
Author(s) : Suleyman Deveci, Nisha Preschilla, Birkan Eryigit
Pipes with inhomogeneous CB distribution showed 80% less elongation than pipes with homogenously distributed CB. Polymer domains with less or no CB (windows) showed delamination from the polymer matrix as the material elongated, finally leading to fracture much earlier than expected.
In this study, we investigated the...
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 : Field test of Glass fiber reinforced polyethylene pipe system at soften ground
Author(s) : Mitsuaki TOKIYOSHI, Gentaro TAKAHARA, Joji HINOBAYASHI, Toshinori KAWABATA, Takashi KURIYAMA
Glass fiber reinforced polyethylene pipes and fittings are controlled for bending characteristics (Strength and stiffness) for vertical and axial directions of pipe by spiral cross winding method. Generally, to use this method, it takes much stronger for vertical strength than axials cause of extruded direction,...
2018 Las-Vegas : Innovations in production of corrugated pipes
Author(s) : J. Vlachopoulos, M. A. Lupke
A very tight-fitting bell-and-spigot inline coupler, minimizing the gap between connecting pipe segments, and a space efficient pulsating corrugator, requiring just three mold block pairs, were developed.
The author of a recent article in New York Times  claims that some 300 Billion dollars are needed to repair the...