Accession Number : AD0769600

Title :   Theater of Operations Water Supply--Feasibility of Manufacturing and Using Plastic Pipe in the Theater of Operations.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB CHAMPAIGN ILL

Personal Author(s) : Mikucki,Walter J.

Report Date : OCT 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 171

Abstract : This study determined the feasibility of manufacturing and using plastic pipe and fittings for potable water distribution systems in the theater of operations. Available plastic pipe, fitting production, fabrication methods, and equipment were reviewed. Concepts were developed for extruding plastic pipe up to 6 in. in diameter and fabricating fittings from pipe stock. Comparison of shipping weight and volume, material cost, and installation manhours for purchased metal, plastic pipe, and theater of operations-produced plastic pipe was made using 1500-man and 3000-man troop camp bills of materials as a basis. The comparison showed that the portable plant concept was most economical and that the use of plastic pipe would significantly reduce installation manhours. (Author, modified-PL)

Descriptors :   (*Water pipes, Plastics), (*Extrusion, Water pipes), Manufacturing, Pipe fittings, Feasibility studies, Pilot plants, Military operations, Tactical warfare, Utilization

Subject Categories : Pumps, Filters, Pipes, Tubing, Fittings & Vlvs
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE