Plastic pipe exceeds iron pipe in durability, longevity and performance. Independent studies by the American Water Works Association Research Foundation and the Plastics Pipe Institute show PVC and PE , respectively last longer than 100 years.
Not so with iron pipe. The National Research Council of [...]
Mayors across the country are getting the word from one of their own that PVC is saving her city money and providing a more reliable water infrastructure for its residents.
Printed in the March 2011 issue of U.S. Mayor, an article written by Pleasanton, Calif., Mayor [...]
Corrosion is the chemical or electrochemical reaction between a material, usually a metal, and its environment that produces a deterioration of the material and its properties. In the United States, cast iron and ductile iron pipe make up the majority of our nation’s aging water [...]
Water main breaks are an everyday occurrence in North America, with over 800 breaks reported daily. One of the major contributors to this problem is pipe material. The National Research Council of Canada conducted a study on pipe break rates and generated findings that point [...]
Plastic pipe offers a wide range of benefits, one of the most appreciated benefits is its low cost. In a comparison study with ductile iron, costs for materials, labor and equipment, and backfill of a small job were evaluated. Plastic pipe came out on top [...]
Plastic pipe’s foremost benefit for any project is its longevity. In 2009 research institutions Jana Laboratories, American Water Works Research Foundation, and Australia’s national science agency, analyzed, tested, and studied PE and PVC pipe manufactured in North America. The results concluded that PE and PVC [...]
Plastic pipe lends itself to a wide range of innovative and cost-saving installation methods.
Horizontal directional drilling- is a trenchless method of installing underground pipes, by using a surface drill that horizontally inserts the pipe into place. This process poses minimal impact to the [...]
Today, PVC is the second-most used plastic in the world, and part of a $20 billion-a-year industry, according to the Polymer Science Learning Center at the University of Southern Mississippi. More than half of all PVC manufactured is used in the construction business — the [...]