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AWWA PIPE STANDARDS & MINIMUM SAFETY FACTOR
Uni-Bell strongly supports thermoplastic pipe standards that are clearly written and formatted to allow for straightforward comparisons. We encourage all members of the pipeline community to stay informed and to express their support for clear, consistent AWWA pipe standards and a minimum safety factor of 2.0 (maximum DF of 0.5).
Ductile Iron Standard Changes
A series of articles from PVC Pipe News, including one on a new standard for ductile iron discussing changes in pipe wall thicknesses as well as thickness class and pressure class designations.
Environmental product declaration
First ISO-compliant, peer-reviewed, industry-wide EPD in North America. Benchmarks the impacts of 7 PVC pipe products across their life cycles. Fully transparent and verified by NSF International as an industry best practice.
PVC vs. Fiberglass for gravity sewers
This comparison of PVC and fiberglass gravity sewer pipes is based on decades of flexible-pipe research and field experience. A review of the properties and capabilities of both materials shows PVC to be the better choice.
Thermoplastics Design Guide
A Uni-Bell technical report on the design and selection of thermoplastic pressure pipe.