Accession Number : AD0763902

Title :   Plastic Pipe for Interior and Exterior Cold Water Distribution Systems.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB CHAMPAIGN ILL

Personal Author(s) : Mikucki,Walter J.

Report Date : MAY 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : This report evaluates the suitability of unreinforced plastic piping for use in small diameter (less than or equal to 4 in.), interior and exterior potable cold water distribution systems. Special consideration was directed toward the storage, handling, fabrication and installation techniques peculiar to plastic pipe. Also included are guidelines for the design and installation of plastic piping systems. Three major resins were considered: ABS, PVC and PE. PE PIPE IS SUITABLE ONLY FOR LOW PRESSURE APPLICATIONS; PVC and ABS pipe meet the study criteria of being able to withstand a pressure of 150 lb/in.2 (Author, modified-PL)

Descriptors :   (*PIPES, PLASTICS), WATER, ACCEPTABILITY, POLYETHYLENE PLASTICS, POLYVINYL CHLORIDE, ACRYLONITRILE POLYMERS, BUTADIENES, STYRENE PLASTICS

Subject Categories : Pumps, Filters, Pipes, Tubing, Fittings & Vlvs

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE