Posted: Wednesday 6th April 2016

The British Plastics Federation (BPF) Pipes Group has launched a new reference guide to aid designers, consultants and contractors in the specification of polyethylene pipes and fittings.

With the many standards and certifications to comply with in the water industry, knowing which ones are relevant and current can often be a minefield. The new guidance document introduced by the BPF Pipes Group has been designed to provide a single reference point for specifiers looking to select polyethylene pipe and fittings products.

Installing the correct pipeline material for a specific application is vital in the water industry to protect both the public and the environment. The new comprehensive guide outlines the approvals and regulations that apply to PE pipe and fittings being used for water supply, drainage and sewerage applications, with a detailed section on products that come into contact with drinking water.

A living document which will be regularly updated the guide ensures the water industry can obtain the necessary knowledge and information to confidently make the most appropriate specifications for polyethylene pipe and fittings applications.

Commenting on the new guidance document, Dominic O'Sullivan, chair of the BPF Pipes Group's pressure pipes and fittings working group, said: "This new guidance document is a positive step to ensuring the successful selection and operation of polyethylene pipelines within water applications."

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