News | July 18, 2019


AMERICAN provides your pipe, valve and hydrant solutions including 4-inch ductile iron to 12-foot spiral-welded steel pipe for raw, potable, waste and effluent water; 12.75-inch to 24-inch steel pipe for oil and natural gas; 2-inch to 66-inch gate valves; and the American-Darling and Waterous brands of municipal and industrial fire hydrants.

AMERICAN has eight manufacturing facilities in the U.S. with inventory on the ground at 11 locations in 10 states, and our more than 100 highly trained and experienced sales and technical professionals can help solve your toughest challenges.

You can depend on the resilient products and resourceful people at AMERICAN. We’ve been doing business by the Golden Rule – treating our customers the way we want to be treated – for 114 years. Because that’s the Right Way.

Join us at ASCE 2019 for the following presentations:

Tuesday, July 23; 2:00 – 2:30 pm. Broadway 3
535433 - Corrosion Protection of Ductile Iron Pipe for a Large Diameter Transmission Main Project
32 miles of transmission main for Tri-County Water Authority, and test results from corrosion monitoring equipment.

Primary Author
Tyler Bolen, Senior Sales Engineer, AMERICAN Ductile Iron Pipe

John Overstreet, A level treatment license. DSIII Transmission/Distribution Certification. General Manager, Tri County Water Authority, Independence, Missouri

Jeff Slaughter, CIP Level 2. NACE Cert Nos 34559, 37373. Research Engineer, AMERICAN Ductile Iron Pipe

Wednesday, July 24; 10:00 – 10:30 am. Broadway 1
535521 - What is Pipeline Resilience?
What does resilence mean in particular for pipelines? Industry experts weigh in, and summaries are made concerning material strength, toughness, and fatigue; joint performance; sustained performance including resistance to corrosion; and life cycle considerations.

Maury D. Gaston, M.ASCE; M. AWWA: Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering; Chairman, Alabama Iron and Steel Council; Director and past Chairman, state of Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame; Past Chair, Auburn University Alumni Engineering Council; Manager of Marketing Services, AMERICAN Ductile Iron Pipe / SpiralWeld Pipe

Wednesday, July 24; 8:00 – 8:30 am. Midtown 1
535483 - A 60-Year History of the Efficacy of Polyethylene Encasement of an Iron Pipe Installation in an Aggressive Soil Environment
Results of examination of a 60-year-old iron pipe that has recorded no corrosion-related failures in some of the most aggressive soils in the country. Comparisons are also made to the results of prior inspections, providing a record of performance for the encasement method and polyethylene material used.

Primary Author
Dirk Barrios, General Manager, Lafourche Parish, Louisiana, Water District No. 1

Gregg Horn, MASCE, VP-Technical Services, Ductile Iron Pipe Research Association

Visit us at Exhibits #501 and #503

Source: AMERICAN - American Cast Iron Pipe Company

AMERICAN - American Cast Iron Pipe Company