ASTM pipe committees make an impact on water systems and safety
By Cicely Enright
Published in the July/August Issue of ASTM Standardization News

While it’s not completely clear how much you need to drink each day (eight glasses is an easy but not necessarily final answer), most of us expect that we’ll have clean water to drink.

That clean water comes out of the tap because of public infrastructure systems — systems that carry water from lakes, groundwater, and rivers to treatment plants. Following disinfection and filtration, another part of the system distributes water to individuals and companies.

… “Standards have been the backbone of the concrete pipe industry,” says Josh Beakley, P.E., vice president of engineering at the American Concrete Pipe Association. “Without standards, we don’t really have an industry…”

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09Nov 2015

This is a demonstration of the comparative flammability of polypropylene pipe (PP), reinforced concrete pipe (RCP), and high density polyethylene pipe (HDPE). Dry hay is ignited in three 18 in. by 18 in. pipes and allowed to burn. This is an unedited test conducted on October 21, 2015.