May 2022 Pipeline Inspector Blog
May 10, 2022
120 Year Old Cast Iron Water Mains in Guyana to be Replaced
Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) officials have reported a new GY$800 million project that entails replacing their 120-year old cast iron water mains with new HDPE pipes. Mr. Aubrey Roberts, the Executive Director of Design of Infrastructure & Water Resources appeared on 103.1 FM to express his confidence in the new materials. He explained that the new pipes can withstand pressure up to 200 PSI and that there is no need for lead joints since the new pipes will be joined via fusion welding. Executive Director of Operations, Jawaharlall Ramjung explained that the old mains have already outlived their typical lifespans and the only option would be to fully replace them. Official reports show that in 2021, the leaky old mains were repaired every three months and in quarter one of 2022, leaks have already been repaired nearly monthly. GWI has already stockpiled the new pipes and estimate that approximately 270,000 kilometers of pipe will be changed. Click here to read more.
May 23, 2022
ASPE Announces the Plastic Pipe and Fittings Association has Become a Sponsor
The Plastic Pipe and Fittings Association (PPFA) has become an affiliate sponsor of the American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE). The PPFA is a trade association that advocates for the use of plastic piping by providing important information on systems design and installation in addition to the environmental benefits of thermoplastic pipe. ASPE Director of Education and Affiliate Relations, Brian Henry mentions that the sponsorship will have many benefits for his organization and help "ensure that our members have the knowledge they need to deliver save and sustainable plumbing systems." According to PPFA Managing Director, Jeff Church, the PPFA will be working with the ASPE to educate members about the benefits and proper use of plastic pipe, ensuring that new systems are made for a sustainable future. ASPE's Affiliate Sponsor that began in 2012 has now grown to connect many of the industry's top manufacturers to its thousands of members. To read more, click here.