PPI's new webpage contains answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about polypropylene pressure pipe systems. Published on PPI’s website directly at https://plasticpipe.org/bcd-pp-faqs, the PP FAQs webpage is free of charge and was developed as another tool to help and benefit the industry. PPI is the major trade association representing the plastic pipe industry.
“Polypropylene, or PP, is one of the most common types of plastic materials,” explained Lance MacNevin, P. Eng., director of engineering for PPI's Building & Construction Division, which developed the webpage. “For pressure pipe, there are two types of polypropylene materials — PP-R and PP-RCT — and this new FAQs webpage contains more than twenty frequently asked questions regarding those materials, and the pipe and fitting systems made from them, along with detailed answers.”
The new webpage was developed in consultation with PPI member firms that provide PP-R and PP-RCT pipe and resins in North America. The topics covered are relevant to specifying engineers, distributors, and installers.
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This FAQs webpage is one of several PPI resources related to the design and installation of pressure pipe materials which are published as a service to the industry by PPI’s Building & Construction Division. Other resources for PP pressure piping systems include the PP information webpage and the Plastic Pipe Design Calculator.
Additional information about PPI Building & Construction Division can be found online at https://plasticpipe.org/BuildingConstruction.