Fused piping system solves sinkhole dilemma

Problem: Underground leakage from a faulty 6” clay pipeline — estimated to be 100 years old — was causing sinkholes to form on one of Downtown Tulsa’s original brick-lined alleyways. The city was forced to close the alley which blocked public access and the only access nearby workers had to their company’s parking lot. The need to rehabilitate the street was urgent. Solution: The city’s Sewer Operations & Maintenance crew replaced the 6” clay pipe …

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Polyethylene Pipe Installation Revitalizes 1800s Neighborhood

Leavenworth, founded in 1854, is the oldest city in Kansas. Workers have actually found some wooden pipelines in their unearthing, but many are cast iron that have long-served their time for the city’s some 36,000 residents. Today they are corroded and they leak and burst.

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New Horizons for Thermoplastics

PA12, a high-performance polyamide pipe, has found a niche in the oil and gas market allowing it to enter a realm that has long been dominated by metallic pipe. VESTAMID® NRG PA12, developed by Germany-based Evonik Corporation, can handle extreme stresses, but unlike other thermoplastic pipes it can also handle high-pressure systems. This expanded capability changes the game when choosing a pipe material for oil and gas transport. DTE Energy selected it for a compressed …

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