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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New Pipeline Brings Natural Gas to Rural Residents of Maine

It costs less, burns cleaner and is readily produced in North America, but the infrastructure is simply not in place to bring natural gas heat to many rural residents of Maine. Summit Natural Gas of Maine is out to change that. They have already installed more than 130 miles of pipeline in central Maine, but that’s just the start. Over the next five years, they plan to invest $460 million into the construction of transmission …

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