Performance in service
Water Main Breaks Rates in the USA and Canada: A Comprehensive Study
S. Folkman, Utah State University, Buried Structures Laboratory, 2018
Large Diameter PVC Pipe - Canadian Experience*
G. Lefort, Plastic Pipes XIV, Budapest, September 2008
Combined loading of buried thermoplastics pressure pipes*
F. Alferink, M.Wolters, L-E. Janson, Plastic Pipes XII, Milan 2004
Long term performance prediction of existing PVC water distribution systems (presentation)
Boersma, A., & Breen, J. (2005). Long Term Performance of Existing PVC Water Distribution Systems. In Proceedings of the 9th International PVC Conference (pp. 307-315). Brighton, 26-28th April.
Long term performance prediction of existing PVC water distribution systems (paper)*
Breen, J., Boersma, A., Slaats, P. G. G., & Vreeburg, J. H. G. (2004). Plastic Pipes XII, Milan.
Long Term Performance of PVC Pressure Pipes in a Large Rural Water Supply Scheme*
M. W. Stahmer and A.J. Whittle, Plastics Pipes XI, Munich, September 2001
PVC pipe performance in water mains and sewersP.C. Kirby, Proc. Int. Conf. Underground Plastics Pipe, ASCE, New Orleans, March 30 - April 1 1981, pp. 161-174
PVC-O DN800: Efficient Transformation from Soil to Irrigated Land*
Herran, D. (2021). Plastic Pipes Conference XX, Amsterdam.
Testing and Evaluation of Nanoadditives in U-PVC Pipes*
Boccaleri, E., Palin, L., Rombolà, G., & Milanesio, M. (2021). Plastic Pipes Conference XX, Amsterdam.
The Design of Thennoplastics Pipes: A Recent Update*
Alferink, F., Bjiirklund, I., & Kallioinen, J. (1998). Plastic Pipes Conference X, 1998, Gothenburg.
A review on the durability of PVC sewer pipes: research vs. practice
Konstantinos F. Makris, Jeroen Langeveld & François H. L. R. Clemens (2020). Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, 16:6, 880-897, DOI: 10.1080/15732479.2019.1673442
Unlocking Model Predictions of PVCU Pipes Lifetimes for the Dutch Water Utilities*
Van Laarhoven, K., & Moerman, A. (2021). Plastic Pipes Conference XX, Amsterdam.
Evaluation of different specimen geometries and testing configurations for the assessment of the degree of gelation of unplasticized poly(vinyl chloride) pipes using the essential work of fracture approach
Rodolfo Jr, A., & John, V. M. (2022). Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 276 (Part A), 108880.
Application of fracture mechanics for the characterization of PVC pipes. I. Evaluation of the applicability of the EWF technique in specimens produced directly from pipesAntonio Rodolfo Jr., Journal of Vinyl and Additive Technology, 2021
Application of fracture mechanics for the characterization of poly(vinyl chloride) pipes. II. Evaluation of a ring-type specimen for fracture mechanics testingAntonio Rodolfo Jr., Vanderley M. John, Journal of Vinyl and Additive Technology, 2021
100-year lifetime for PVC-U and PVC-Hi pressure pipe systems buried in the ground for water and natural gas supplyPosition paper, TEPPFA and PVC4Pipes, 2019
Quality assessment of the PVC gas grid in the Netherlands
René Hermkens, Kiwa Technology, PVC4Pipes Event, 2019, Bologna
70 years experience with PVC pipes*
T. Hülsmann and R. E. Nowack, Plastics Pipes XII, Milan, 2004
Validation of the Long Life of PVC Pipes*
S. Folkman, Plastics Pipes XVII, Chicago, September 2014
Lifetime Expectancy of PVC Pipelines for Sewer Systems*
H. Meerman, Plastics Pipes XIV, Budapest, September 2008
Predicting the residual life of PVC sewer pipes*
A. Whittle & J. Tennakoon, Plastics Pipes XII, Milan, 2004
PVC Pipes in Gas Distribution: Still Going Strong!*
R. Hermknes, M. Wolters, J. Weller and R. Visser, Plastics Pipes XIV, Budapest, September 2008
Quality of PVC Sewage Pipes in the Netherlands - Management SummaryJ. Breen, TNO Report MT-RAP-2008-01066/mso|2, TNO Science and Industry, April 2008
Expected Lifetime of Existing Water Distribution Systems - Management SummaryJ. Breen, TNO Report MT-RAP-06-18692/mso, TNO Science and Industry, May 2006
Old PVC-U water pressure pipes: An investigation into the design and durabilityF. Alferink, L-E. Janson and L. Holloway, PVC '96, Brighton, 1996, pp. 87-96
The Durability of a Low-Pressure Gas Distribution System of Ductile PVC*
T. Meijering, M. Wolters & R. Hermkens, Plastics Pipes XII, Milan, 2004
Long-term Behaviour of Buried PVC Sewer Pipes*
L-E. Janson, Plastics Pipes IX, September 1995
Old PVC Gravity Sewer Pipes: Long Term Performance*
F. Alferink, E. Guldbaek and J. Grootoonk, Plastics Pipes IX, 1995
The Long Term Behaviour of Buried uPVC Sewer Pipe*
D. Walton and W.J. Elzink, Plastics Pipes VII, Bath, September 1988
Physical Ageing of Buried PVC Sewer Pipes as Affecting Their Long Term Behaviour*
L-E. Janson, Plastics Pipes VII, Bath, September 1988
In-service durability of uPVC water mains*
S.J. Lancashire, Plastics Pipes VI, 1985
Plastics Pipes - How Long Can They Last
Janson, L.-E. (1996). KP Council, November 1996.
Long Term Performance of PVC Pressure Pipes
The Plastics Industry Pipe Association of Australia – PIPA. (2012).
Literature Search on Use of Flexible Pipes in Highway Engineering for DOTD’s Needs
Jafari, N. H., & Ulloa, H. O. (2020). Report No. FHWA/LA.17/638. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Louisiana State University.
Durability and Performance of Gravity Pipes: A State-of-the-Art Literature Review
Zhao, J. Q., Kuraoka, S., Baker, T. H. W., Gu, P., Masson, J-F., Boudreau, S., & Brousseau, R. J. (1998). Publication No. NRCC 42868, NRC-IRC-9465. National Research Council of Canada.
60 Jahre Erfahrungen mit Rohrleitungen aus weichmacherfreiem Polyvinylchlorid (PVC-U)
Nowack, R. E. (Dipl.-Ing.), Barth, E. (Dipl.-Phys.), Otto, I. (lng.-Oec.), & Braun, E. W. (Dr.). (1995, January).
Long-Term Studies of PVC and PE Pipes Subjected to Forced Constant Deflection
Janson, L.-E. (1991). Report No. 3, KP-Council.
PVC Pipe Longevity Report: Affordability and the 100+ Year Benchmark Standard
Folkman, S. (2014). Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Faculty Publications. Paper 170.
Drinking water quality
Migration of substances from unplasticized polyvinylchloride into drinking water. Estimation of conservative diffusion coefficients
P.V. Mercea, C. Losher, H. Benz, M. Petrasch, C. Costa, V.W. Stone, V.Toşa, Polymer Testing, 2021.
Resistance of PVC pipes against disinfectants*
J. Fumire, Plastics Pipes XIV Conference, Budapest, 2008
Leak Tightness of PVC Fittings with Hydrogen
Hermkens, R., & Jansma, S. (2022). Kiwa Technology B.V.
How much recycled PVC in PVC pipes?*
Fumire, J. & Tan, S.R. (2012). Plastic Pipes Conference XVI, Barcelona.
Closed Loop Recycling Opportunities for PVC
Leadbitter, J., & Bradley, J. (1997). IPTME Symposium, Loughborough University, 3-4 November 1997.
Slow Crack Growth Resistance of Reprocessed PVC*
Frank, Andreas, Messiha, Mario, et al. (2021). Plastic Pipes Conference PPXX, Amsterdam.
Effects of repeated extrusion on the properties and durability of rigid PVC scrap
Yarahmadi, Nazdaneh & Jakubowicz, Ignacy & Gevert, Thomas. (2001). Polymer Degradation and Stability. 73. 93-99. 10.1016/S0141-3910(01)00073-8.
A Cost Benefit Analysis of PVC Pipes Recycling*
Marangoni, A. (2021). Plastic Pipes Conference XX, Amsterdam.
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