|About this Abstract
||Materials Science & Technology 2019
||Failure Analysis: Industry Specific Failures
||Why Threaded Plastic Couplings Fail in Service
||Dennis L. McGarry, Greg Chojecki, David Riegner
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
PVC and CPVC threaded couplings are frequently used in potable water and other water transport systems. Frequent delayed failures occur in these couplings. This presentation will propose appropriate inspection and testing techniques to be used in order to develop the basis for a root cause determination. This presentation will also present a method to estimate the stress induced by joining these threaded connections.