Latest developments in new build and rehabilitation of pipe systems

AMI's international conference on Sewerage & Drainage Pipe 2009 brings together top experts from the civil engineering and pipe industries to discuss the latest developments in new build and rehabilitation of pipe systems. The conference takes place from 15-17 June 2009 at the Maritim Hotel in Cologne, Germany and kicks off with a market study from Noru Tsalic of Applied Market Information. There is extensive construction work being undertaken across the world as funds from the development agencies are being channelled towards restoring ageing sewer networks and installing up to date systems. A variety of techniques and materials are being utilised including new pipe systems, trenchless pipe laying and relining of decaying pipes. Professor Madryas of Wroclaw University in Poland has studied the use of plastic pipes in sewage systems in the region. Dr-Ing Heinz Doll of LGA Bautechnik has looked at rehabilitation in sewage systems using close-fit pipes with a surrounding layer of mortar. Brandenburger Liner has been involved in rehabilitation of an ovoid pipeline using light-curing lining systems. The cost-effectiveness and durability are under debate, as civil engineers work to find the best solution for each situation. STFA Marine Construction in Turkey has just succeeded in repairing marine outfall pipes in the Kucukcekmece project. Frank & Krah Wickelrohr provided a cost-effective system of large diameter PE 100 pipes in Bremen Asset International has studied the performance of buried large HDPE pipes. Hessel Ingenieurtechnik has examined the use of PE pipes in relining waste water systems where environmental stress cracking is a potential problem. Friatec has reviewed the use of polyethylene in sewerage and non pressure drainage. Plasson provides expertise in PE welded connections and Sica has techniques for producing thermoformed sockets. The latest development in sealing pipe joints is the replacement of thermoset rubber with TPE such as that supplied by DSM Thermoplastic Elastomers. Industrie Polieco, MPB has new steel reinforced pipes and there are new developments in PVC - Solvin has been involved in research on twin wall pipes. In terms of composite pipe, Flowtite Technology (part of the Amiantit Group), has long-term experience including a 30 year study of chemical resistance. This year there have been particular advances in polypropylene materials for this sector, with new materials from Borealis Polyolefine, LyondellBasell and Ineos Olefins and Polymers Europe. This conference brings together experts in plastic pipes from practical experience in durability and installation to new material development. Sewerage & Drainage Pipe 2009 offers excellent international networking opportunities for the industry, from civil engineers to pipe producers and suppliers. Research will be presented on the latest market trends, case studies and technical issues.
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