Durability of Clay Pipe

by S. A. Bortz, Illinois Inst of Technology, Research Inst, Chicago, IL, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Advances in Underground Pipeline Engineering


Clay pipe, manufactured in accordance with ASTM C-700, has unusual resistance to attack by chemical agents. The pipe is highly stable in hydrochloric and sulfuric acid and subject to corrosive attack only by hydrofluoric acid and concentrated caustics at high temperatures. Vitrified clay is designed to convey the widest range of materials that a community or industry can discharge into it. It will not rust, shrink, elongate, bend, deflect, corrode, oxidize or deteriorate. Clay pipe is used in many applications where aggressive effluent must be carried. The paper is directed toward establishing references to show that clay pipe is demonstrating outstanding durability making it a cost effective material for use in sanitary and industrial waste sewer lines.

Subject Headings: Clays | Pipes | Corrosion | Pipe materials | Pipeline materials | Material durability | Sewers | Acids

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