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Plastic Pipe Systems: Failure Investigation and Diagnosis

  • ID: 1769560
  • Book
  • August 2006
  • Elsevier Science and Technology

Industrial and domestic piping is increasingly made from various plastics and composites, and these materials withstand heavy use over long periods. They are, however, affected by environmental and other factors over time and can degrade, causing major problems within piping systems. Farshad's book deals with why plastic pipes and systems fail, and with how to investigate and diagnose such failures. Pipes may buckle, fracture, change in dimensions and colour, blister and delaminate, corrode through stress, be abraded and obstructed: all these cause problems and lead to loss of efficient operation of a system. The author's experience is backed up by a large data-base of results

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Chapter 1: Plastic pipe systems

Chapter 2: Failure investigation of plastic pipes

Chapter 3: Fracture of plastic pipes

Chapter 4: Buckling of plastic pipes

Chapter 5: Weathering, color, and dimensional changes

Chapter 6: Voids, blisters, and delaminations

Chapter 7: Fatigue, corrosion, and wear

Chapter 8: Clogging of the pipe system

Chapter 9: The knowledge base of an expert system for failure diagnosis

Glossary of terms and definitions



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Mehdi Farshad Titular Professor, ETHZ, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland; Senior Research Scientist, EMPA, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research.
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