Evolving Advantages For Water Distribution Infrastructure


With a tried-and-true technology like ductile iron pipe, it can be easy to overlook some of the newer developments that are keeping this long-term water-industry standard relevant in the face of challenging operations. In this conversation with Maury Gaston of American Ductile Iron Pipe/American Spiral Weld and Derek Scott of American Flow Control, the benefits of new opportunities abound. On the piping side, the discussions range from pipeline lifecycle analysis to eye-opening test results of resilient, zinc-coated iron pipe with polyethylene encasement in the highly corrosive Everglades environment. On the fitting side, they discuss a new flow-control research facility, time-saving restrained joints that speed reliable assembly, and earthquake-resistant joints that accommodate both expansion and retraction.

AMERICAN - American Cast Iron Pipe Company