Accession Number : ADA306227

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

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL

Personal Author(s) : Mikucki, Walter J.

PDF Url : ADA306227

Report Date : MAY 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : This report evaluates the suitability of unreinforced plastic piping for use in sma 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 an installation techniques peculiar to plastic pipe. Also included are guidelines for the design and installation of plastic piping systems. Three major resins were considered: acrylon trile-butadiene-styrene (ABS), polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and polyethylene (PE). Polyethylene 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/sq in. An appendix recommends additions to Corps of Engineers Guide Specification CE 501, Cold Water Distribution. (MM)

Descriptors :   *PLASTICS, *WATER PIPES, POLYMERS, STYRENE PLASTICS, ACRYLONITRILE POLYMERS, DRINKING WATER, COLD WATER, BUTADIENES, PIPING SYSTEMS, POLYETHYLENE, POLYVINYL CHLORIDE.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE