Pipe Selection

Water Main Breaks: U.S. & Canada

Water Main Breaks: U.S. & Canada

May 20, 2024 at 9:35 am 0 comments

Photos and charts courtesy of Utah State University. Analyzing Utah State University’s Third Study Examining Break Rates For all the out-of-sight, out-of-mind infrastructure we talk about in the water utility sector, water main breaks may be one of the more visible events that remind theRead More

Water main break study highlights correlation between material, diameter

Water main break study highlights correlation between material, diameter

March 4, 2024 at 9:42 am 0 comments

Utah State University (USU) has published new research on water main breaks in the United States and Canada, examining break rates and related factors such as pipe material and diameter. It is the third such study conducted by USU with previous versions in 2012 andRead More

PPI Municipal Advisory Board celebrates 15 years

PPI Municipal Advisory Board celebrates 15 years

May 8, 2023 at 7:13 am 0 comments

The Municipal Advisory Board (MAB) of the Plastics Pipe Institute (PPI) recently celebrated its 15-year anniversary. Formed in May 2008, the MAB serves as an independent, non-commercial adviser to the Municipal & Industrial Division of PPI, and is made up of industry experts who volunteerRead More

Application deadline nears for new UESI awards

Application deadline nears for new UESI awards

April 18, 2023 at 6:45 am 0 comments

To gain more recognition for the work of Utility Engineering & Surveying Institute (UESI) members, the organization has launched its Project of the Year and Younger Member of the Year awards. The two new UESI awards will be presented at UESI’s Pipelines 2023 Conference inRead More

The Water Pipe Market Shifts to Sustainable PVC in Times of Growth & Drought

The Water Pipe Market Shifts to Sustainable PVC in Times of Growth & Drought

April 3, 2023 at 8:34 am 0 comments

| By Gregory M. Baird Cities across the United States are struggling with maintaining existing infrastructure with supply chain disruptions and rising costs of equipment, manpower and supplies. Likewise, developers are faced with many challenges to plan, finance and build basic infrastructure and housing unitsRead More

Transmission Line Condition Assessment

Transmission Line Condition Assessment

June 24, 2022 at 1:06 pm 0 comments

How Best Practices Discussed in ASCE’s MOP 134 Are Essential to Both Condition Assessment and Asset Management Personnel By George Ruchti In the early morning hours of August 19, 2000, a natural gas transmission pipeline ruptured and ignited in New Mexico killing 12 people campingRead More

PPI appoints new board of directors chair

PPI appoints new board of directors chair

August 25, 2021 at 1:29 pm 0 comments

The Plastics Pipe Institute, Inc. (PPI), has announced that Douglas Keller, Technical Lead – Americas for Equistar Chemical’s Pipe Resins, is now the chair of its board of directors, a two-year appointment. Keller, who has been a member of PPI for 12 years, moves to theRead More

Plastics Pipe Institute celebrates 70 years

Plastics Pipe Institute celebrates 70 years

December 7, 2020 at 8:59 am 0 comments

The Plastics Pipe Institute, Inc. (PPI) is celebrating its 70th year. Formed in 1950 as the Thermoplastic Pipe Division of the Society of the Plastics Industry (SPI), PPI is now the leading North American trade association representing all segments of the plastic pipe industry, andRead More

Flow Test Conducted on First U.S. Cement-Mortar Lined Iron Pipe…At 97 Years Old

Flow Test Conducted on First U.S. Cement-Mortar Lined Iron Pipe…At 97 Years Old

October 21, 2020 at 11:23 am 0 comments

By L. Gregg Horn A recent hydraulic flow test on a 97-year-old distribution main demonstrated the longevity of cement-mortar lined (CML) iron pipe, and the consistent flow efficiency that translates into pumping cost savings. With energy costs among the higher factors of consideration in waterRead More

King County, Washington, Completes Challenging Sewer Bypass and Rehab Near Boeing

King County, Washington, Completes Challenging Sewer Bypass and Rehab Near Boeing

May 13, 2020 at 8:00 am 0 comments

By Brian Sliger, Erik Waligorski, Matoya Darby & Bob Isaac King County’s Eastside Interceptor (ESI) collects the majority of wastewater flows from the Puget Sound Area Cities of Kirkland, Bellevue, Mercer Island, Sammamish, Issaquah, Newcastle and Renton, and conveys it to the County’s South Treatment Plant.Read More