Journal of Failure Analysis and Prevention

, Volume 4, Issue 1, pp 8–11 | Cite as

In pursuit of the perfect pipe

  • R. John Phillips
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Clean water and pipes that last forever? Sounds good to me. Water and waste removal piping systems have existed for centuries—advancing in technology in response to the demand from growing metropolises. Through the centuries, the quest for clean water and the need to transport water greater distances have been the primary motivators for improving water piping systems. As of late, however, water pipe system design has taken a more obvious step toward increased functionality and durability.


Piping System Zinc Coating Prevention Volume Polybutylene Iron Pipe 
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© ASM International 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. John Phillips
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  1. 1.Engineering Design & Testing Corp.Charleston District OfficeMt. Pleasant

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