Trelleborg’s pipe seals operation will deliver a conference paper on the evolution of elastomeric joints in plastic pipeline systems, testing methods and prediction of seal service life, at this year’s Plastic Pipes XIX Conference. The conference and exhibition run from September 24 to 26 in Las Vegas in the U.S., where Trelleborg will also exhibit its range of elastomeric sealing solutions on booth 5.
The technical paper will be presented by Product Manager, Julian West, and will discuss the evolution of pipe joints and how applying proven ISO methodology, calculated alongside stress relaxation factors, can predict the service life of a seal.
West says: “Over the years, many reports have been written about the lifetime of plastic pipes, but none on the lifetime of the seal. While the cost of seals and connectors is less than one percent of the total pipeline system cost, it is hugely critical in its performance. It is vital to position this topic firmly on the agendas of manufacturers, installers and utilities companies world-wide if we are to improve pipe performance. Trelleborg with its expertise in this area believes it is best placed to start this conversation.”
Visitors to Julian West’s presentation can learn how to achieve leak tightness from both infiltration and exfiltration in clean water and waste water pipeline systems with watertight seals that last, as well as gain practical knowledge on reliable pipe jointing. Current material standards will also be covered in his session, as well as physical and chemical stress relaxation using ISO methodology, to predict the long-term durability of elastomeric joints.
‘The Evolution of Elastomeric Joints in Plastic Pipeline Systems and the use of Long Term Stress Relaxation Testing to Predict Service Life’ will take place on Monday September 24 at 13:40, in hall 5A. The presentation is one of 100 other papers to be delivered during the event, which expects to attract approximately 450 attendees from across 40 countries.
Trelleborg’s pipe seals operation will also exhibit its range of plastic pipe seals, such as its trademarked Anger-Lock for water pipes, Din-Lock for wastewater and Rieber PIP-Lock for irrigation applications. Visitors can gain expert advice from the Sales Manager for the North Americas, Matt Resler on stand 5 in the Charleston ballroom of the Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas.