Plastic Pipe Systems: Failure Investigation and Diagnosis

1st Edition

Authors: Mehdi Farshad
Hardcover ISBN: 9781856174961
eBook ISBN: 9780080463933
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 21st August 2006
Page Count: 224
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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

Key Features

  • Wide target audience
  • Only book covering the entire subject
  • Unique approach based on long experience


composite manufacturers, designers and end-users; pipeline engineers; materials scientists; public utilities companies; oil and gas companies; consultants

Table of Contents

  1. Plastic pipes 2. Fracture of Pipes 3. Buckling failure 4. Dimensional & Colour changes 5. Blisters and Delamination 6. Stress corrosion 7. Abrasion 8. Obstruction 9. Glossary 10. Bibliography


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About the Author

Mehdi Farshad

Affiliations and Expertise

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