IAPD

July 2010 | Focus: Pipes, Valves and Fittings

Vinyl valves in chemical processing lines.
Why specify plastic valves?

Maybe the question is, why not specify plastic valves? Engineers need to take a good look at their materials. Find out what specific features plastics valves have that will convince you to never think twice about any alternative material. Read more.


Use of plastic piping systems in renewable energy applications
Ternion Bio's BioBlade system uses Harvel® EnviroKingUV® pipe to create state-of-the-art photobioreactor systems.

You know that use of renewable resources is becoming globally and locally necessary. But perhaps you do not know where plastic piping fits in to the movement. Find out exactly how plastic piping can and will play a key role in the development of renewable energy sources. Read more.


GF Piping Systems' PROGEF Polypropylene Piping System is used for a steel mill's acid recovery and acid regeneration lines.
PP piping systems solve corrosion problems in steel manufacturing plants
As a result of the increase in automatic processing, steel mills utilize a variety of piping products, and the types of materials used in these processes have a significant effect on the mill's production efficiency. Find out why polypropylene seems to be the optimum solution for any potential production issues. Read more.


Metal pipe prices and ease of installation create opportunity for CPVC
Noveon's trio of high performance CPVC products — FlowGuard Gold®, BlazeMaster® and Corzan® pipe and fittings — enhance construction projects with a quieter plumbing system that eliminates "banging" from water hammer and a long-lasting fire sprinkler system that protects lives.

Ever been in desperate need for a less expensive material for your piping needs? Chlorinated polyvinyl chloride is your solution. Not only is CPVC cost efficient, but it is also cost effective. Find out why CPVC is the right choice. Read more.


View to cross section of partially finished channel.
Concrete protective liners
Municipal and industrial sewage applications and sewage treatment plants all rely greatly on concrete structures. Find out what you need to know about concrete protective liners, including what they are made of, how they work and why they can so successfully protect sewage plants and applications from the harsh components of sewage water. Read more.


Test your knowledge

What do you know about plastic piping? (Answers are available at http://iapd.org/popquiz.html.)

1. Contraction and expansion of plastic piping materials are based on the following criteria:
 
        a.  temperature, humidity and pipe diameter
        b.  pressure, temperature and pipe diameter
        c.  pressure, temperature and humidity
        d.  temperature, humidity and pipe length
 
 
2. The flow rate for plastic pipe should not exceed:
 
        a.  2 feet per second
        b.  5 feet per second
        c.  10 feet per second
        d.  25 feet per second

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In this issue

Why specify plastic valves?
Don't think twice about other materials — choose plastic.

Use of plastic piping systems in renewable energy applications
Plastic piping will play a key role in the development of renewable engergy sources.

PP piping systems solve corrosion problems in steel manufacturing plants
Prevent potential production issues with polypropylene.

Metal pipe prices and ease of installation create opportunity for CPVC
CPVC — cost-efficient, cost-effective...you can't beat that deal.

Concrete protective liners
Protect your sewage plants and applications from harsh conditions.

Test your knowledge
What do you know about plastic piping?


Learn how plastics can improve your bottom line at the 2010 IAPD Plastics Expo, the only show in North America dedicated to semi-finished plastic shapes, parts, pipes, valves and fittings.

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