Gas pipework installation in buildings: new plastics or traditional copper?

Hendrikl J. Roebers, Mannes Wolters

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    New installation materials are an attractive alternative to traditional steel and copper ipework. In most countries however, new materials may not be used due to national regulations or laws rejecting the use of these. This paper presents experiences with the new installation materials in the Netherlands during the last eight years, starting from the introduction of these, with pilot projects, to complete introduction of new pipework sys tems. Special attention has been paid to the safety of the pipe works and to the necessity of having additional safety devices. A particular point to note is the high temperature resistance of materials, a major issue in various national regulations. This presentation also contains the latest developments in standardisation. Furthermore, some recommendations are given for the procedure for introduction of new materials.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings Plastic Pipes Symposium XIII
    Place of PublicationWashington, DC
    Number of pages9
    Publication statusPublished - 2 Oct 2006
    Event13th International Plastic Pipes Conference 2006 - Washington, United States
    Duration: 2 Oct 20065 Oct 2006
    Conference number: 13


    Conference13th International Plastic Pipes Conference 2006
    Abbreviated titlePlastic Pipes XIII
    Country/TerritoryUnited States


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