More than 20 technical presentations and case studies involving plastic pipe applications related to water, sewer and gas systems plus new developments in composite plastic pipes, among other areas, will be featured at the Plastic Pipe in Infrastructure and Industrial Applications Conference on April 16 and 17, 2019, near Philadelphia. The event is hosted by the Philadelphia chapter of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE; Bethel, CT).
Distinct programs are scheduled for each of the two days. “The first day will have scientific and engineering papers on plastic pipe resins and compounds, and pipe test methods, design and analysis,” said Conference Chair Jim Mason of Mason Materials Development LLC. “The second day will be devoted to applications, case studies, project reviews, failure analyses and other more applied content relevant to a broad range of professionals. Another goal of the conference is to demonstrate how plastic pipe cuts costs, reduces failures and provides a sustainable, long-life system.”
Continuing education content is designed for civil, environmental and mechanical engineers, as well as technicians and managers, involved in the design, specification, construction and operation of plastic piping systems.
“SPE has constructed the program for anyone wanting to learn about the latest in pipe design for industrial and commercial systems and the municipal and residential infrastructure,” said Sarah Patterson, Technical Director for the Plastics Pipe Institute. She will present her whitepaper, “Be in the Know on Quality Pipe,” on April 17 at 9 AM. “There will be many excellent presentations from industry leaders ranging from how to properly design a thermoplastic pipeline to discussions about the latest trends in composite pipe,” added Patterson.
The conference will be held at the Philadelphia Marriott West (West Conshohocken, PA) and will include networking events and exhibits. Go to the event website for more information and to register to attend.