Specification and Design Considerations for Thermoplastics in Commercial Water Applications
Recorded On: 05/14/2019
This one-hour webinar provides an overview of the various factors to be considered when replacing metals with thermoplastics in commercial water applications. The presentation will review, beyond pressure and temperature ratings, what other mechanical and environmental factors can affect the long-term performance of a water system. The various thermoplastics available for commercial water piping will be compared and their strengths and weaknesses identified and related to their molecular structure and morphology.
Overview of the causes of plastic material failure
Structure and morphology of piping thermoplastics
Mechanical and thermal considerations
Chemical considerations: degradation, ESC, permeability
Upon successful completion of the course learners will:
Be familiar with the various thermoplastics available for commercial water piping systems
Understand the advantages and disadvantages of the different types of thermoplastics
Be familiar with considerations in material specification and design when metal is replaced with plastic
Be familiar with designing around the strengths and weaknesses of the different types of plastics
This webinar is free to ASPE Members and is sponsored by Corzan Piping Systems.