Plastic pipe conference 2019 TECHNICAL PAPERS


Held at the Philadelphia Marriott West from April 17-19, the SPE Plastic Pipe Conference featured expert presentations related to polymers and pipe & fittings as well as professional development for engineers interested in learning to specify and design plastic piping systems and components, and how plastic systems save costs and reduce failures.

Specific presentations from the conference can be downloaded by clicking links below.



Materials, Testing, New Products

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

Taha ABDULLA and White G. JEE – Sasol Chemicals North America LLC

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 with PEEK Performance Characteristics for HTHP Applications
Akshay PONDA – Evonik Industries – USA

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

Ensuring Highest Quality Pipe at Lowest Cost Per Foot by Employing Proven Innovative Technologies




Case Studies and Histories


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

Emergency Sewer Force Main Rehabilitation in Valley Forge National Historic Park
Ted COMPTON – 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

Steve SANDSTRUM – Borealis - USA

The Use of Pe-Xa Coils in Hot and Cold Water and Condensate Systems
Aviv SCHEINMAN – PEX Industrial - CANADA

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

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