2018 Las-Vegas : Design of large diameter buried pipes
Author(s) : Anders Andtbacka, Frans Alferink, Peter Sejersen
The behavior of buried plastic pipes is already well described in standards and technical specifications and as well as proven in real life conditions. Plastics pipes in diameters up to around 400 mm are already in use for more than 60 years and pipes with larger diameters for more than 20 years now. All with good...
2018 Las-Vegas : Harmonizing the european hygienic requirements
Author(s) : Ilari Aho, Volker Meyer, Peter Sejersen
The lack of a cross-border acceptance of the approval of the hygienic requirements for plastic pipes systems is inefficient and expensive for the industry. The costs for testing of a pipe system range from a few thousand Euro to more than €30k /reference 3, 4/. The European Plastic Pipe and Fitting Association...
2018 Las-Vegas : HDPE Pipe as a Solution to Utilities Operating on a Manage to Fail Basis
Author(s) : Sarah Eisenstat, Peter Dyke
Many cities in the US are operating their water utility on a “manage to fail” basis, meaning they are replacing >100-year-old pipes at a cycle time of over 150 years. At this rate, most of the pipes will have failed before they can be replaced. Ft. Wayne, IN made the realization that PE pipe is the solution due to its...
2018 Las-Vegas : Modern PE pipe enables the transport of hydrogen
Author(s) : R.J.M. Hermkens, H. Colmer, H.A. Ophoff
To investigate the suitability of PE pipes for the transport of hydrogen on a specific industrial site, three topics were investigated. These topics are: the chemical resistance of PE to hydrogen, the permeation rate of hydrogen through PE and the electrofusion of PE pipes exposed to hydrogen. It can be concluded that...
2018 Las-Vegas : New en standard for infiltration units
Author(s) : Peter Verlaan
Ten years ago, The European Plastic Pipes and Fittings Association (TEPPFA) has taken the initiative to prepare a draft 'Standard for Infiltration units' based on existing national specifications, at that time (in particular) available in France, Germany, United Kingdom and the Netherlands.
This draft 'Standard for...
2018 Las-Vegas : Squeeze-off and rerounding of plastic pressure pipes
Author(s) : Juergen Wuest, Mirko Wenzel, Andreas Bilsing, Peter Postma, Werner Wessing
Within the scope of a DVGW (German Technical and Scientific Association for Gas and Water) research project the technology of squeezing-off for PE pipes at operating pressures higher than 1 bar and the extension to new materials with higher operating pressures were investigated. For this purpose the tightness of the...
2016 Berlin : Can PE and PVC gas distribution pipes withstand the impact of sustainable gases?
Author(s) : René Hermkens, Ernst van der Stok, Johannes de Bruin, Jeroen Weller
The replacement of fossil fuels like natural gas by sustainable gases such as biogas and hydrogen can mitigate global warming. There has been some debate about the impact of sustainable gases on the materials used in the gas grid. An extensive study of the behaviour of PE, PVC, POM and rubber materials was therefore...
2016 Berlin : Potentials of terahertz technology for the inspection of plastic pipes
Author(s) : Stefan Kremling, Thomas Hochrein, Peter Heidemeyer
In plastics industry, the use of terahertz technology opens up opportunities for novel non-destructive and contactless testing applications. For example, the thickness of individual layers of a foamed multilayered plastic pipe can be monitored contactless and continuously during the extrusion process. Furthermore,...
2014 Chicago : Sewer Installation Time – Comparing PVC with concrete
Author(s) : Peter Verlaan
Several scientific studies underline benefits that plastic sewers have over traditional materials like clay and concrete. A few scientific studies which confirm that statement are for example:
Teppfa SMP project The SMP [explanation?] project showed that plastic systems have 75% fewer leaks than concrete. The full...
2010 Vancouver : Acoustic Testing of Plastic Pipe and Construction Materials
Author(s) : Ali Ahmadnia, Peter Allan, Rob Withnall, and Jack Silver
The acoustic properties of polypropylene, polyethylene and PVC which are widely used in
the automotive, construction and pipe industries were measured. The acoustical parameter
selected for this study is ‘sound transmission loss’. Acoustic tests were conducted using a
Bruel & Kjaer acoustic tube with four microphones...
2010 Vancouver : Successful application of PP pipes for Ultra Pure Water pipeline
Author(s) : Albert Lueghamer, Markus Haager, Peter Eitzenberger
Ultra pure water (UPW) is an important resource in several industry sectors. A project in The Netherlands is presented where a pipeline for the transportation of UPW was recently built using PP pipes with a diameter of 280 mm (SDR 17.6). The project was unique in several ways. While typically UPW piping systems are...
2004 Milan : The Durability of a Low-Pressure Gas Distribution System of Ductile PVC
Author(s) : Meijering, Wolters, Hermkens
One of the options for a low-pressure gas distribution system is the use of ductile PVC pipes
and joints. The long-term performance of ductile PVC pipes has been reported in a number of
previous studies. In this paper the long-term performance of the socket joints, in which
elastomeric (NBR) sealing rings are used, is...
1998 Gothenburg : Ultrasonic Inspection of Butt-Fused PE-Joints
Author(s) : Horst, Weyn, Hermkens
For a long time the energy distribution companies in the Netherlands have expressed their need for ways of effectively assessing the quality of field-installed PE-pipe systems to prove integrity and reduce maintenance and repair costs. This becomes especially important with the increased use of these PE-systems for...