THE LONG TERM DURABILITY OF PVC RAINWATER SYSTEMS – PERFORMANCE AFTER 25 YEARS OF SERVICE

Papers # 2012 Barcelona

This paper presents results of test carried out on rainwater products that have been exposed to natural weathering for 25 years in Northern Europe. Samples of down pipe and gutter were removed from both north and south facing aspects of a property during renovation and subjected to a range of mechanical and physical tests that rainwater products must pass when new. These include tensile strength and elongation at failure, Vicat softening temperature, reversion, and impact strength. The results indicate that, even after 25 years of service, the PVC rainwater products still pass most of the tests required both at the time of manufacture and by current European Standards. Key words : Durability, rainwater, gutter, downpipe

Please note that the whole article content is available on PPCA website onlySource : 2012 Barcelona


Related papers

REHABILITATION OF ABANDONED DN1000MM STEEL PIPE WITH PE100 IN MALAYSIA

Author(s) : KianLin Ng, WengKeong Tan, KumHoong Lou 2018 Las-Vegas

Heavy and constant trucked container traffic combined with an accelerated ground settlement in a coastal reclaimed land caused a DN1000mm cement-lined mild steel water pipeline that crossed under it to sink by more than 6m from its original buried depth. This then caused the internal & external cement lining to...

FIBER REINFORCED LARGE DIAMETER POLYETHYLENE PIPE

Author(s) : Shi Jingdong, Tan Gangqiang 2016 Berlin

FIBER REINFORCED LARGE DIAMETER POLYETHYLENE PIPE (GRPE) consists of fiberglass as the middle layer, and HDPE as inner and outer layers to provide required strength and stiffness. This composite pipe is made by spirally winding under hot melt condition, pipe pressure ranges is from 0.8 to 1.6 MPa. The fiber reinforced...

PVC4Pipes Training and Presentation Packages - 2016

Author(s) : Jean-Francois Greiner, Steve Tan, Alastair Walmsley 2016 Berlin

PVC4Pipes, a non-profit association founded in Brussels in 2003, whose main purpose is to support and stimulate the use of PVC pipe systems, has recognized the need to improve the knowledge and the perception in the market of the quality and environmental sustainability of PVC pipe systems. So a series of...

PVC4Pipes Training and Presentation Packages - 2014

Author(s) : GREINER Jean-François, TAN Steve, WALMSLEY Alastair 2014 Chicago

In order to make it easy for the PVC pipe manufacturers to train their sales forces in a professional and consistent way across Europe and to give them a set of clear reference data, PVC4Pipes has taken a first initiative in developing a Training Toolkit, a set of Power Point slides, which provide information about...

HOW MUCH RECYCLED PVC IN PVC PIPES?

Author(s) : J.Fumire and S.R.Tan 2012 Barcelona

This paper demonstrates the excellent recyclability of rigid PVC and the strong possibilities of incorporating recyclate into foamed PVC pipes. Calculations show that it is the availability of rigid PVC recyclate, partly due to the long service lives of PVC pipes, which is the limiting factor in further extending the...

Training Toolkit for Training the Sales Forces of PVC Pipe Manufacturers across Europe

Author(s) : Jean-Francois Greiner, Steve Tan, Alastair Walmsley and a set of industry experts 2012 Barcelona

In order to make it easy for the PVC pipe manufacturers to train their sales forces in a professional and consistent way across Europe and to give them a set of clear reference data, PVC4Pipes has developed a Training Toolkit, a set of Power Point slides, which provide information about PVC-U and PVC-C Pipe Systems,...

Innovative PVC Pipe Systems for Increased Safety and Improved Economics

Author(s) : S.R.Tan, and A. Bos 2004 Milan

PVC has become the world’s most versatile thermoplastic, with a wider range of uses than any other plastic material. PVC products deliver substantial performance benefits, making it the material of choice in many applications and sectors of our modern society. In the past, PVC products have been selected against...

Progress in PVC Pipes - Quality, Consistency and Sustainability

Author(s) : Bos, Tan 2001 Munich

The paper examines the production of PVC and its conversion into PVC-U pipes. Advances in chemistry, process engineering and the design of extrusion equipment have led to significant improvements in quality and consistency of both PVC polymers and pipes made from them. At the same time, pipe productivity has risen...

Wimmera Mallee Pipeline Project

Author(s) : Whittle, Resenberger, Tan 2008 Budapest

Members of the Association

BOREALISBOROUGEFormosa Plastics CorporationINEOS O&PIRPCKorea Petrochemical IND. Co., LTD (KPIC)LyondellBasellPetroChina Dushanzi Petrochemical CompanyPRIME POLYMERSABICSCG Chemicals & Thai PolyethyleneSinopecTASNEE
TOP