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Thermoplastic Pipe (Chapter IV)

Pair, Claude H. and Hinz, Walter W. and Frost, Kenneth R. and Reid, Crawford (1973) Thermoplastic Pipe (Chapter IV). In: Pair, Claude H., (ed.) Supplement to Sprinkler Irrigation (3rd Edition). pp. 60-95. Sprinkler Irrigation Assn., Washington, D. C.

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Pipelines for conducting water are one of the fundamental componnents
of sprinkler irrigation systems. The materials used in the manufacture
of irrigation pipe listed in Chapter II are steel, asbestos-cement,
aluminum, and plastic. Plastic is the newest material being
used and information on its capabilities and limitations is necessary
for its proper use.
Plastic is a man-made organic polymer. There are numerous kinds
of plastics, but four major ones are used in pipe manufacture. These
Poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC)
Polyethylene (PE)
Acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS)
Polybutylene (PB)
Of these, only poly (vinyl chloride) (PVC) and polyethylene (PE) are
presently used to any great extent in sprinkler irrigation.

Item Type: Book Section
NWISRL Publication Number: 0276
Additional Information: See NWISRL Publication #284 Claude H. Pair was Editor-in-Chief
Subjects: Mass Import - unclassified
Depositing User: Dan Stieneke
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2010 21:54
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2017 18:17
Item ID: 751