Final Program


Tuesday, April 16, 2019


Materials, Testing, New Products
9:00 am


Improved Methods for Determining the Design Basis of Polyethylene Pipeline Materials
Ernest LEVER – Gas Technology Institute - USA


A New Approach for Evaluating Long-Term Performance of Plastic Pipe
Ben JAR – University of Alberta - CANADA


The Application of Material Testing, Material Models and Finite Element Methods in Probabilistic Risk Models for Plastic Piping Systems
Ernest LEVER – Gas Technology Institute - USA


Performing Root Cause Failure Analysis of PE Pipes and Fittings Prevent Their Recurrence
Perry SHETH – National Grid - USA


Practical Aspects of Large Diameter HDPE Pipe Production
Steve SANDSTRUM – Borealis - USA


2:00 Lunch Break


PA11, a High-Performance Polyamide for Oil and Gas Piping Applications
Patrick DANG – Arkema - FRANCE


Non-Metallic Pipe Solutions for High Temperature High Pressure (HTHP) Applications. Recent Developments in Polyamide 12 UV Resistance for Above Ground and Buried Services along wit h PEEK Performance Characteristics for HTHP Applications
Akshay PONDA – Evonik Industries – USA


Coffee Break

Shaking Things Up – A New PVC Addresses Ground Shifting
Dave HUGHES – Modernizing Distribution - USA


Enhanced Orientation of PVC Pipe Using Acrylic Processing Aids
Manoj NERKAR – Dow Chemical Company - USA


Use of Fusible C900 PVC Pipe in The Potable Water Industry Alongside Ductile Iron Pipe Systems
Ed LOBELLO – Underground Solutions, Inc. - USA


Networking Reception


Wednesday, April 17, 2019


Case Studies and Histories
9:00 am


Be In The Know on Quality Pipe
Sarah PATTERSON – Plastics Pipe Institute - USA



Emergency Sewer Force Main Rehabilitation in Valley Forge National Historic Park
Jeremy BALKE – United Pipeline Systems - USA



Ductility and Durability of HDPE Pipe - A Directional Boring Case Study
Dustin LANGSTON – WL Plastics - USA



High Density Polyethylene (HDPE): An Overview of the First Ever ASME BPVC Section III, Class 3 Nuclear Piping Installation
Shane SCHUESSLER – ISCO Industries - USA



Heat Fusion Joining Procedure Qualification for Natural Gas Utilities with Polyethylene Distribution Systems
Bryan HAUGER– Bryan Hauger Consulting - USA



12:00 Lunch Break


The Three P’s of High Temperature Plastic Pipe
Steve SANDSTRUM – Borealis - USA



Pe-Xa Pipe in Energy Systems: Distribution Mains and Condensate
Kevin PRICE – PEX Industrial - CANADA


Cavitation Damage in High-Rise Piping Applications
Jim PASCHAL – Aquatherm – USA


Coffee Break Large Diameter Pe-Xa Pipe and Its Use in Industrial Processing and Mining
Aviv SCHEINMAN – PEX Industrial - CANADA


Pipe Welding Techniques: A Closer Look at PVDF Pipe for Demanding Applications
Averie PALOVCAK– Arkema Inc. – USA


Usage of 1 Inch to 160-Inch GRP-RTR-RPM-GRE Piping Systems in Under Ground, Above Ground, On Ground, Under Sea and Jacking Applications for Pressure Classes from Gravity up to 3000 psi
Sadath KAHN– Infrastructure Engineering and Construction Company – SAUDI ARABIA