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NEW TECHNICAL PAPER - PVC vs Ducile Iron (DI) Pressure Pipe for Water Mains

A new bulletin out today from John F. Houle P.E, the Techincal Director of Uni-Bell PVC Pipe Association demonstrates the difference and clear superiority of PVC pressure pipe over Ductile Iron for water mains. The bulletin included a two page report that directly compares the two pipes across a range of areas including potability, pipe stiffness, hydraulics and fittings to name a few. The report show the differences in the pipe types and the benefits of using PVC pipe vs Ductile Iron.

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Ductile Iron vs PVC – PVC Pipes Corrosion Free

In this third part in our debate about some of the claims of the benefits of Ductile Iron over PVC, we compare the durability of pipes as well as the quality of the pipes.

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Ductile Iron vs PVC– PVC Pipes Environmental Sustainability

This second part in our debate about some claims of the benefits of Ductile Iron over PVC, we look at total lifecycle and sustainability of the product.

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Ductile Iron vs PVC–Superior Toughness of PVC Pipes

The US is currently going through a major period of infrastructure debate with old systems now in desperate need of repairs / replacement. One particular lobby group is heavily involved in pushing Government bodies and local authorities to replace outdated pipe systems with old technology Ductile Iron pipes. This lobby group is actively pushing claims of Ductile Iron being superior to PVC Pipes. 

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