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22-Year Stress Relaxation And Strain Limit Testing of PVC Pipes

Review of testing conducted on PVC gravity sewer pipe.  

70 Years of Experience with PVC Pipes

This report concerns 70-year old pipe in Germany that was removed and tested. 

Choosing the Right Pipe-Design Life review of various pipe materials

A Utility Infrastructure Magazine article reviewing the life expectancy of various water main materials in Ft. Worth.   

Edmonton Testing of PVC pressure pipe

This article, entitled "Trust but Verify," provides testing results on PVC pipes that were in service for 17 and 27 years.

testing of 22-year old pvc pressure pipe

This article, entitled "PVC Pressure Pipe Excavation Reveals 22 Years Old and Fit As A Fiddle," provides test results on PVC pressure pipe after more than two decades of service. 

Time Will Tell

An article reviewing the performance of PVC pipe in sewer applications in various U.S. municipalities.

Timeline Giving PVC pipe milestones

Over 1 million miles of PVC gravity pipe are in service today. This timeline highlights significant developments in the history of PVC pipe. 

Timeline of pipe materials developed by the National Research Council of Canada

PVC has a long history as a water main material; it is now the most widely used material for that purpose in the U.S. 

Timeline of PVC pressure pipe standards and history used in water and force main applications

There are over 1 million miles of PVC pressure pipe in service today. This timeline summarizes the history of PVC’s development.

 

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