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ASTM Plastic Pipe and Fittings compilation includes 26 papers.

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January 27, 2012 - STP 1528, Plastic Pipe and Fittings: Past, Present and Future, includes 26 peer-reviewed papers that cover latest information, as well as historical perspectives, on plastic piping products worldwide. Various topics include service life analysis of corrugated high density polyethylene piping for drainage applications; designing AASHTO specification storm water chambers; stress cracking test method; discussions on Polyamide 11 and Polyamide 12; and plastic pipes for trenchless applications.

ASTM International - West Conshohocken, PA

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ASTM International Releases New Compilation on Plastic Pipe and Fittings

Press release date: January 18, 2012

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., -A new ASTM International compilation, STP 1528, Plastic Pipe and Fittings: Past, Present and Future, includes 26 peer-reviewed papers that cover the latest information, as well as historical perspectives, on plastic piping products worldwide. Topics covered in STP 1528 are: Historical Reviews-an overview of the PVC piping industry and polyethylene corrugated pipe industry in North America; development of ASTM D3350, Standard Specification D3350 Polyethylene Plastics Pipe and Fittings Materials, and its influence on polyethylene piping compounds, and much more. Design-service life analysis for corrugated high density polyethylene piping for drainage applications; designing storm water chambers to meet AASHTO specifications; design and performance of plastic drainage pipes, and more. Testing and Failure Analysis-stress cracking test method for corrugated high density polyethylene piping; qualification test method for high density polyethylene butt fusion joining; tensile testing of restrained joint PVC pipes; and failure analysis of plastic pipe and other hydraulic structures. New Materials and Applications-discussions on Polyamide 11and Polyamide 12; and use of plastic tubing to replace cast iron piping in steam heating applications. Installation-plastic pipes for trenchless applications; trenchless case history; calibration case study of installation loads on fusible PVC piping in directional drilling; and axial response of HDPE pipes in directional drilling installations. STP 1528, Plastic Pipe and Fittings: Past, Present and Future, is available for $110 USD in print (407 pages; 6" x 9" soft cover; ISBN: 978-0-8031-7514-3; Stock #: STP1528) or as an e-book (ISBN: 978-0-8031-8892-1; Stock #: STP1528-EB). To purchase ASTM publications, search by stock number on the ASTM Web site (www.astm.org), or contact ASTM Customer Relations (phone: 610-832-9585; service@astm.org). ASTM International is one of the largest international standards development and delivery systems in the world. ASTM International meets the World Trade Organization (WTO) principles for the development of international standards: coherence, consensus, development dimension, effectiveness, impartiality, openness, relevance and transparency. ASTM standards are accepted and used in research and development, product testing, quality systems and commercial transactions. ASTM Staff Contact: Marsha Firman, Phone: 610-832-9612; mfirman@astm.org

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