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Engineering & Design Considerations (adapted from workbook & CD)

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When engineering thermoplastic piping systems, follow generally accepted engineering piping practices. Plastic piping does have several unique engineering properties compared to non-plastic materials. This section will highlight these differences to ensure a effective and long lasting piping installation.

  • Plastic Piping Design Practices
  • Operating Pressure Determination
  • Temperature-Pressure Relationship
  • Pressure Losses
  • Thermal Expansion & Contraction
  • Thermal Stress
  • Pipe Hangers
  • Insulation of Plastic Piping
  • Below-ground Considerations

Expansion Loops & Offsets

Pipe Hanger