thermoplastic pipe Articles

  • Repairing thermoplastic joints – Doing it right the first time

    The most common method for repairing leaking joints is hot gas welding at the fillet formed by the fitting socket entrance and the pipe. Hot gas welding of thermoplastics piping system joints is quite similar to the acetylene welding or brazing process used with metals. The fundamental differences are that the plastic rod must always be the same material as the pieces to be joined and heated gas, ...


    By IPEX, Inc.

  • Mosaic Stadium, Regina: Home to the Roughriders and IPEX Case Study

    From the beginning the owner was interested in the use of thermoplastic piping systems for drain, waste, and ventilation (DWV), potable water and chilled water lines, but research needed to be done. After looking at price and installation-time comparisons with copper and steel pipe, the most cost-effective choice with the quickest install time was thermoplastic ...


    By IPEX, Inc.

  • World`s Largest Pipe Contract Awarded to Fabricated Plastics for Expansion of Petrochemical Complex in Texas

    When Fabricated Plastics Limited of Maple, Ont., was given the contract to supply all the piping required for the expansion of a plastics resin plant in southern Texas, it proved to be the largest single pipe contract ever awarded. In terms of variety of pipe and chemical service requirements, it was also one of the most complicated and demanding, with different molded laminates and pipe lining ...


    By Fabricated Plastics Limited

  • Myths about PVC

    I hear myths about PVC all the time.  I have been in the industry for just over 20 years and have run across many different polymers, but none as flexible and diverse in use as PVC -- otherwise known as polyvinyl chloride.  PVC was first discovered in the 1800’s, and then rediscovered and ...

  • Increasing safety in waste water treatment plants – Case Study

    BP in Geel/Belgium runs the largest PTA plant in Europe. Purified Terephthalic Acid (PTA) is the preferred raw material for the most common plastic products of daily life. It serves to make polyester fibers, polyester films, PET bottle resins, and to other polyester thermoplastic products. BP produces around 30 million tones per year which is 30 % of the worlds production of PTA. The TPA ...

  • Plastics case study - RheTech

    RheTech found that HammerTek Smart Elbows could convey highly abrasive finished product with few signs of wear after a year in service. The sweeps previously used lasted only three or four months. RheTech, Inc. of Whitmore Lake, Michigan, a designer, manufacturer and marketer of proprietary thermoplastic polyolefin alloys and compounds uses such additives as minerals, fiber reinforcements and ...


    By HammerTek Corporation

  • 6 Factors to Consider When Selecting a Watermaker

    When it comes to the critical choice of selecting a watermaker for your offshore, marine or industrial location you have very important factors to consider. 1.  When your equipment breaks or needs ...


    By H2O Inc.

  • The search for sustainable plastics

    As petroleum-based polymers foul our oceans and litter our lives, researchers seek more environmentally friendly ways to meet demand for durable, versatile materials. The fate of the world’s oceans may rest inside a stainless steel tank not quite the size of a small beer keg. Inside, genetically modified bacteria turn corn syrup into a churning mass of polymers that can be ...


    By Ensia

  • Tundra Tough - Treatment plants specially designed for cold climates provide a solution for two seasonal cabin complexes in Denali, Alaska - Case Study

    Grizzly Bear Cabins and Campground in Dcnali, Alaska, needed a larger onsite system to handle a major expansion. Across the road, the undersized system for Dcnali River Cabins complex also needed replacement. ...


    By BioMicrobics, Inc.

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