Effects of Hydrocarbon Permeation on Plastic Pipe Strength and Fusion Performance

The objective of this project is to develop a validated method to be used by any plastic testing laboratory to quantify the effects of hydrocarbon permeation on: 1) the fusibility of plastic pipe, 2) the life expectancy of existing fused joints that have been subjected to hydrocarbon permeation, 3) the Hydrostatic Design Basis (strength) of plastic pipe, and 4) the impact on slow crack growth.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $649916
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

    U.S. Department of Transportation
    East Building, 2nd Floor 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Holohan, Vincent

  • Performing Organizations:

    Gas Technology Institute

    1700 South Mount Prospect Road
    Des Plaines, IL  United States  60018
  • Principal Investigators:

    Lever,  Ernest

  • Start Date: 20140101
  • Expected Completion Date: 20151231
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01577992
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: DTPH56-14-H-00001
  • Files: RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 8 2015 11:29AM