Description

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

Readership

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

Details

No. of pages:
224
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2006
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier Science
Print ISBN:
9781856174961
Electronic ISBN:
9780080463933

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