2021 Amsterdam : ALLOWABLE SCRATCH DEPTH HISTORY & RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PE PRESSURE PIPE
Author(s) : Chris Ampfer, Gene Palermo, Ernest & Oren Lever
This paper looks at the origin of the 10% allowable scratch depth rule for polyethylene (PE) pressure pipe developed
in 1971 and research that has been performed over the years since its inception to determine the validity of this
rule. The 10% rule has been used by natural gas pipeline operators since the 1970’s to...
2021 Amsterdam : CHEAPER AND BETTER NETWORKS REALISED WITH PRACTICAL DESIGN SOFTWARE
Author(s) : Andreas Moerman, Flip van der Valk, Mirjam Blokker KWR, Tjakko Haaijer, Jan Vreeburg,
Drinking water companies with ageing networks are facing vast amounts of drinking
water network reconstructions during the coming decades. This development coincides
with the energy transition, which puts pressure on the available space underground.
These external drivers give drinking water companies an opportunity...
2021 Amsterdam : DRAINAGE HANDBOOK STRUCTURAL DESIGN PROCEDURE FOR CORRUGATED POLYOLEFIN PIPE
Author(s) : Joe Babcanec, P.E., Dan Currence, P.E.
The newly released Drainage Handbook provides complete guidance on corrugated
polyolefin pipe. Perhaps the biggest contribution this new handbook makes to the
advancement of both HDPE and PP corrugated plastic pipe is the design procedure
presented. The design procedure reflects the industry’s recommended practice for...
2021 Amsterdam : FROM MULTILAYER LAMINATES TO INDUSTRIAL PIPE APPLICATIONS – A GUIDELINE
Author(s) : Gerald Pinter, Johannes Wiener, Florian Arbeiter, Abhishek Tiwari, Otmar Kolednik
For pipe applications, catastrophic failure due to crack growth has to be prevented
by all means. Techniques to develop new and even tougher pipe materials are explored
in this contribution. The aim is to create a multi-layer architecture, that exhibits high
toughness as well as damage tolerance towards sharp notches....
2021 Amsterdam : MODIFIED PLAIN STRAIN GROOVED TENSILE TEST TO EVALUATE LARGE DIAMETER PE PIPES
Author(s) : Thomas R. Kratochvilla, Patrick Grünbeck, Christoph Bruckner, Raimund Eremiasch, Harald Wilhelm, Mario Vukelja
In the last decades pipe dimensions of extruded PE pipes have reached new orders
of size. Today, PE pipes with outer diameters of up to DN/OD 3500 mm are produced
and used for pressure pipe applications like seawater intake/discharge, outfall, sewage
and industrial process piping systems.
To test the long-term...
2021 Amsterdam : MULTILAYER POLYMER PIPES – THE INFLUENCE OF RESIDUAL STRESS ON FATIGUE LIFETIME
Author(s) : Lukas Travnicek, Pavel Hutar, Jan Poduska, Andreas Frank, Florian Arbeiter, Jaroslav Kucera, Jiri Sadilek, Gerald Pinter, Lubos Nahlik
The application of recycled material in pressure piping systems has been considered
lately – it was suggested, that the recycled polyethylene could be used as a part of a
multilayer pipe together with virgin material. This type of pressure pipes is not availableon the market yet, so their properties can be only...
2021 Amsterdam : ONLINE ENGINEERING TOOLS FOR DESIGN AND FIELD ENGINEERS
Author(s) : Dustin Langston
The design and installation of polyethylene systems can be complex, specifically due to
the many applications and environmental conditions that surround those systems.
Online design tools have been developed to address this complexity and the various
factors that must be considered. These online tools used widely in...
2021 Amsterdam : POLYPROPYLENE PIPE IN DEMANDING HYDRONIC HEATING APPLICATIONS
Author(s) : Steve Sandstrum, Chris Ziu
The market for high performance polypropylene (PP) piping systems in North America continues to
evolve. Generally, PP piping systems have performed exceptionally well in a variety of challenging
HVAC, industrial and plumbing applications. As a result, the engineering community in North America is
2021 Amsterdam : RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN INTEGRAL JOINT RESTRAINTS
Author(s) : Guido Quesada
An important breakthrough for belled PVC pipe was made around 2006, when the
first versions an integral joint restraint were released, after about two years in
development. This type of restraint comprises a casing, usually made of metal such
as ductile iron or stainless steel, a rubber seal, and a “C” grip ring,...
2021 Amsterdam : RIGHT STABILIZATION AND QUICK MEASUREMENT OF GEL CONTENT IN PE-XA PIPES
Author(s) : Alireza Sahaf Amin, Dr. Gholamreza Pircheraghi
PE-Xa pipes used in the hot water supply are required for high mechanical strength and high creep
resistance at high temperature. Because of the higher cross-link degree of PE-Xa pipes as compared
with other crosslinked pipes methods , these pipes which are made by peroxide crosslinking have
better performance in the...