Field failure analysis: Pinhole mode of failure of polyolefin pipes

A. Caratus, Z. Zhou, Arif Masud, A. Chudnovsky

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

Pinhole mode of polyolefin pipe failure in water distribution systems is commonly assumed to result from a sharp object impingement and attributed to inadequate installation practice. The cases of this mode of failure are investigated by direct observations of field failure combined with review of installation, service condition and stress analysis of the problem in question.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSociety of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference
Subtitle of host publicationPlastics Encounter at ANTEC 2007, Conference Proceedings
Pages924-928
Number of pages5
StatePublished - Oct 2 2007
EventSociety of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference: Plastics Encounter at ANTEC 2007 - Cincinnati, OH, United States
Duration: May 6 2007May 11 2007

Publication series

NameAnnual Technical Conference - ANTEC, Conference Proceedings
Volume2

Other

OtherSociety of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference: Plastics Encounter at ANTEC 2007
CountryUnited States
CityCincinnati, OH
Period5/6/075/11/07

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics

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