2016 Berlin : Development of the ring fatigue testing method for composite pipes
Author(s) : Yuji Higuchi, Rei Hyuga, Kazushi Yamada, Hiroyuki Nishimura
Recently, thermoplastic-based composite pipes have been developed in order to satisfy the higher requirements for gas and water distribution. Although the stress rupture test is now the major test method used to evaluate the long-term performance of these pipes, developing a new, convenient test method making it...
2016 Berlin : Evaluation of earthquake damage of PVC pipes for water distribution in japan
Author(s) : Yuichiro Goto, Hiroyuki Nishimura
The damage of PVC pipes caused by the great earthquakes was investigated in Japan by various organizations including public and private institutions. As a result of these investigations it is found that high-impact modified PVC pipes with the long insertion length have the least failures. Moreover it is also reported...
2016 Berlin : Latest technology of saddle scraper for polyethylene pipe
Author(s) : Takehiro Fujii, Hideo Hirabayashi, Kazushi Yamada, Hiroyuki Nishimura
It is important to stabilize the scraped surface of the polyethylene pipe, even if some operator scrape the surface of the polyethylene pipe. In Japan this automatic saddle scraper is widely used for improving workability and plumbing quality
The newly developed “Automatic saddle scraper” consists of the casing unit...
2014 Chicago : Countermeasures against Deterioration in Non-Cross-Linked Polyethylene Pipes
Author(s) : Kazuhisa Igawa, Yuji Higuchi, Daisuke Tanemura, Kazushi Yamada, Hiroyuki Nishimura, Sakiko Fukunishi, Kazufumi Kohno, Hidekazu Honma, Hidekazu Sugimori
Recently, as awareness about energy-saving is increasing, high-efficiency energy systems have been developed and introduced. In addition, public and private sectors have simultaneously been implementing various efforts aiming to improve their prevalence rates. These initiatives are represented by the Cogeneration Gas...
2014 Chicago : Development of the Ring Creep Test Method for Composite Pipes
Author(s) : Yuji Higuchi, Tomohiro Tanishita, Kazushi Yamada, Hiroyuki Nishimura
Recently, PE resin-back composite pipes have been developed in order to satisfy the higher requirements for gas and water distribution. Although the stress rupture test is now the major test method used to evaluate the long-term performance of these pipes, developing a new, convenient test method making it possible to...
2012 Barcelona : Estimation concerning the damage tolerance of plastic pipes by third parties
Author(s) : Yuji Higuchi, Masaaki Ishikawa, Toshiaki Furuno, Eiji Okamura, Masahiro Mutoh, Hiroyuki Nishimura, Asami Nakai, Hiroyuki Hamada
Pipe materials that are resistant to damage by thirty-party works were investigated with attention to materials already used for other purposes. Pipes for underwater cables, water service and agricultural use, both multiple-layer and single-layer types, were selected for the test. Protective materials were also...
2012 Barcelona : Estimation of surface void initiation of polyethylene pipes immersed in chlorinated water
Author(s) : Hiroyuki Kurio, Yuuji Yamamoto, Kenji Mizukawa, Takayoshi Yarimizu, Kentarou Nakata, Satoshi Saitou, Hisao Hirota and Takashi Kuriyama
In this paper, an acceleration test has been done to evaluate of the resistance of polyethylene pipes to the chlorinated water with varying the concentration of chlorine and test temperature. The surface defects like a void due to the delamination of film about 10-micron meter thickness were observed after the...
2012 Barcelona : Protective Sheeting For Polyethylene Pipe
Author(s) : Tanaka Hiroaki
Polyethylene (PE) pipes for gas supply, which have been widely used in recent years,
have superiority in installability, seismic performance and corrosion resistance, while
their resistivity against external force such as from strikes by excavator bucket edges
is inferior to metal pipes. Under some installation...
2006 Washington DC : Fabrication and Evaluation of PE-Based Composite Gas Pipe
Author(s) : Higuchi, Nakai, Hamada
To realize a polyethylene pipe with high strength and a high modulus of elasticity, a
polyethylene based composite pipe was tentatively fabricated. To retain the plasticity of the
composite pipe, polyethylene yarns were used as reinforcement. It was an interface-less
composite because the reinforcement and the pipe...