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Introduction & History (adapted form workbook & CD)

The information provided is to enhance the user's knowledge, proficiency and a comfort level in designing, specifying, and installing TIPS. For maximum educational benefit, the joint use of the One-day PowerPoint CD and Workbook in recommended. For purposes of clarity, TIPS is all piping excluding the following applications and product groups: Irrigation, above- ground fire sprinkler systems, residential swimming pools, gas distribution and transmission, municipal/commercial/residential potable water, sewer, drain and vent, plastic-lined metal piping, flexible tubing, composite piping, and Thermosets (glass reinforced resins).



Injection Molding

History of Thermoplastic Piping Materials

Material Characteristics

Physical Characteristics

  • Specific Gravity
  • Tensile Strength
  • Modulus of Elasticity
  • Flexural Strength
  • Izod Impact Strength
  • Coefficient of Thermal Expansion
  • Thermal Conductivity
  • Heat Resistance
  • Abrasion Resistance
  • Flash Ignition Temperature
  • Flammability Rating
  • Limiting Oxygen Index
  • Flame Spread/Smoke Development Indices