Plastic Piping Handbook

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Complete coverage of the plastic pipe industry and its application in the liquids and gas fields.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071634007
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 8/22/2001
  • Pages: 576
  • Product dimensions: 1.18 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Meet the Author

DAVID A. WILLOUGHBY, P.O.E. has 21 years of experience in engineering, technical writing, and management in the natural gas, pipeline, and petroleum facility industry. His experience includes gas transmission and distribution systems, petroleum facilities from conception through design, construction and testing, economic evaluation, and project field supervision. Mr. Willoughby is registered by the Council of Engineering Specialty Boards as a Petroleum Operations Engineer.

Mr. Willoughby is currently a Projects Manager for the consulting engineering firm of Rummel, Klepper & Kahl. Mr. Willoughby works in the Natural Gas, Petroleum, and Pipeline Division out of RK&K's Richmond, Virginia office.

Prior to working for RK&K, Mr. Willoughby served for twenty-four years in the United States Marine Corps, with his last eighteen years of service as a Petroleum Engineer. During this period, Mr. Willoughby held increasingly responsible positions in project management, petroleum operations and engineering, hydraulic design and analysis, pipeline design and operation, and petroleum facility design and operations.

Mr. Willoughby lives in Prince George County, Virginia with his wife, Betsy. They have three daughters, Cheryl, Shannon, and Sarah.

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Table of Contents

About the Author
Ch. 1 General Information 1.1
Ch. 2 Plastic Piping Characteristics 2.1
Ch. 3 Fluid Flow 3.1
Ch. 4 General Design Procedures 4.1
Ch. 5 Above Ground Pipe Design 5.1
Ch. 6 Buried Pipe Design 6.1
Ch. 7 Pipe Handling and Construction 7.1
Ch. 8 Horizontal Directional Drilling 8.1
Ch. 9 Chemical Resistance of Plastics and Elastomers 9.1
Ch. 10 Sliplining Sewers 10.1
Ch. 11 Testing 11.1
Ch. 12 Protecting Public Safety Through Excavation Damage Prevention 12.1
Ch. 13 Brittle-Like Cracking in Plastic Pipe for Gas Service 13.1
App. A Specifications for Materials and Construction for a Natural Gas System
App. B Transportation of Natural or Other Gas by Pipeline: Minimum Federal Safety Standards
App. C Plastic Piping Systems Components
App. D Plastic Pipe Fittings
App. E: Glossary
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