Pipe Stiffness PVC vs. Fiberglass


PVC's most commonly used pipe stiffness is 46 psi for sewer applications and  righfully so. PS46 was not pulled out of thin air, significant testing was done    by Utah State University.

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2018 Open House Promo

Based upon the success of our 2016 and 2017 Open House and all the positive feedback we got, we decided to host a similar yet more comprehensive and improved event in 2018 at our Grand Island, Nebraska headquarters. 

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PVC Pipe for Performance and Value to Water Utilities

Our nation’s water infrastructure, the system that delivers drinking water, wastewater, and storm water to our communities, received a D grade from the American Society of Civil Engineers. The professional association reported that a large portion of the country’s water system is in poor to fair condition and is mostly below standard, with many of the pipes in the ground approaching the end of their service life. 

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Permeation of PVC and HDPE Pipe-Advantage PVC

In the pipe world, “permeation” is the movement of chemicals through a pipe wall or gasket. Chemical permeation is a design consideration for potable water pipe, since there may be adverse effects on the fluid inside the pipe. 

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Five Things You Might Not Have Known About the City of Calgary's Water Main Network

Water main breaks cause traffic delays and headaches for Calgary commuters. They create a big mess and keep crews working round the clock to get repairs done as quickly as possible. And sometimes, they can happen more than once in the same spot within a matter of weeks.

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City of Burton, Michigan Receives Award for PVC Water Pipe Project, Saves Taxpayers $651,000


Water and sewer rates are increasing across the country. With pipe representing 60% of the cost of water and sewer projects, focusing on pipe material selection is the first step in helping to reduce costs.

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PVC Pipe Manufacturing

Even though the manufacturing process may seem rather simplistic, there are many steps to producing a high quality PVC pipe.

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PVC, the Piping Material with Longevity in Mind

What is the expected longevity and sustainability for PVC pipe? Take the time to read the latest report from the Utah State University Buried Structures Lab.

 

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Hit the Spot

What's the spot? It's the space between the two insertion lines on each spigot end of Diamond Plastic's PVC pipe. Why is it important? Because hitting the spot guarantees that you haven't over inserted or under inserted your pipe. 

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Abrasion Studies Reveal PVC Superiority

How does PVC perform in abrasive conditions? Find out, right now! 

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