Pipeline Design and Construction Using High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Pipe

by Stephen P. Tanner, Penfield & Smith, United States,
Ronald N. Sickafoose, Penfield & Smith, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Pipeline Design and Installation


All pipelines and pipe materials must be designed and constructed to address the limitations of the pipe and fittings in order to insure acceptable performance of the line. Conventional pipeline materials such as PVC, DIP, and cement lined steel are all essentially rigid discrete pipe sections joined by semi-flexible or non-flexible joints which are subject to separation by pulling or deflection. The paper presents a table summarizing the characteristics of semi-flexible and non-flexible pipelines made from PVC, ductile iron, and cement lined steel.

Subject Headings: Polyethylene | Pipe materials | Steel pipes | Pipeline design | Construction management | Density (material) | Plastic pipes | Pipe joints

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