Plastics Pipes in Hot Water Applications [all materials]

# 1998 Gothenburg

This paper gives an overview of the different plastic systems and the spectrum of application areas. The present situation and trends for the future are described for the system design and installation, the applied standardisation, the approvals by authorities and the market size. It is attempted to give a complete picture, but the focus of the discussions is on domestic installations and the raw materials PEX and PP-R which are the plastics most widely used here. Some comparisons to the traditional materials copper and steel are also made in the areas of environmental impact, market growth rates and advantages for the installer and end user.

Please note that the whole article content is available on PPCA website onlySource : 1998 Gothenburg


Related papers

Analysis of the pipe failures in the 2008 frozen-rain & snow, earthquake in China

Author(s) : Zhanjie Wang, Robin Bresser & Cindy Wang 2010 Vancouver

The performance of utility pipelines for gas and water during natural disasters such as earthquakes has always been a matter of great concern. In 2008, two unexpected and serious natural disasters occurred in China. The first was the unprecedented cold weather in January, covering 6 provinces in southern China which...

PE100+ Association’s Quality Promotional Activities in China

Author(s) : R.Bresser 2010 Vancouver

PE has been so successful in the gas and water distribution pipe markets of Europe largely because of its proven quality and reliability compared to other pipe materials. This has in part been due to the work of organisations such as the PE100+ Association in supporting high quality specifications and auditing...

New Possibilities for Silane PE-X Materials Using a Novel Crosslinking Catalyst System and Innovative PE Resins

Author(s) : Palmloef, Quaretta 2004 Milan

Silane crosslinking is one of the major methods used commercially today to bring about crosslinking of pipes. However, to achieve reasonable crosslinking rates it is necessary to add a catalyst masterbatch at extrusion. In addition some kind of post extrusion treatment at elevated temperature is necessary. Catalyst...

PE-X for Gas and Water Pipes

Author(s) : Palmloef, Haizmann 2001 Munich

In practice the career of peroxide cross-linked polyethylene started in 1972 with the underfloor heating of the sports arena in Munich as a snow and ice melting system, built for the Olympic games. Since then the propagation of PE-X has been unstoppable. The spread of applications followed with tap water pipes and...

Plastics pipe in hot water applications

Author(s) : Bresser, Palmloef 1998 Gothenburg

Over the past 15 years. plastics such as PE-X. PP. C-PVC. PB and PVDF have established their position also for hot water applications like industrial and domestic floor heating. drinking water installations. industrial piping and district heating. For example, roughly 8 % of all polyolefin pipe raw material in Europe...

Transferring High Standards outside Europe for Polyolefin Pipe Systems

Author(s) : Bresser 2001 Munich

Members of the Association

BOREALISBOROUGEINEOS O&PIRPCKorea Petrochemical IND. Co., LTDLyondellBasellPetroChina Dushanzi Petrochemical CompanyPRIME POLYMERSABICSCG Chemicals & Thai PolyethyleneSinopecTASNEE
TOP