Synopses & Reviews
Plastic piping is now the preferred material in countless applications -- municipal water and sewer lines,drain/waste/vent lines, and chemical waste drainage, to mention just a few -- because plastics are durable, easy and safe to install, environmentally sound, and cost-effective. This compendium of over 40 articles is written by a professional involved in plastic fluid handling products for over 45 years. Divided into three general areas, this unique resource promotes the use of plastics in general and plastic piping systems, in particular. The articles include listings of the major advantages of plastics plus descriptions of the many varied piping products and markets served by thermoplastic piping systems. It is certain to be an eye-opener and educational tool for the experienced and novice designing and specifying engineer, installer, end-user, code official, purchasing agent, and engineering student.
Table of Contents
General Plastics Articles -
Celebrating 100 Years and Going Strong.
Chemicals and Plastics.
Defining Bioplastic Terminology.
Facts, not Myths, Build Healthy Communities.
Internet-Cure or Blessing for Plastics.
Pearls of Plastic.
Plastics and PETA.
The China Study.
Transformation from a Radical to a Rational Environmentalist. Vinyl and the Planet of APES.
Potable Water for a Honduran Village.
The History of North American Plastic Piping Distributors. General Plastic Piping Articles
Why Plastic Piping?
The Evolution of Pipe.
How to Select the Proper Thermoplastic Industrial Piping Material.
Plastic Piping Systems and the Internet.
Life Cycle Assessment and Plastic Piping.
Plastic Piping Systems...Here’s to Your Health.
Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions with Plastic Piping.
Joining Thermoplastic Industrial Piping Systems.
Fairy Tale or Reality. Trenchless Piping and Plastics.
Advantages of Flexible Groove-coupled Plastic Piping Systems.
Plastics Learn their Role in Plumbing System Design .
Sustainable Piping Systems for Green Building. Plastic Materials and Products Articles
- ABS...The other Piping Material.
CPVC Piping Systems.
Environmentally Sound Piping Systems.
PVC...Pipe’s Most Versatile Material. Super Pipe.
Facts Regarding PVC Piping and the Environment.
Recycling PVC Piping Systems.
Homeowners Embrace PEX for Hot and Cold Water Distribution.
The Ultimate Piping Material.
Why Specify Plastic Valves.
Plastic Piping System Fabrications.