Pipes IX Conference – latest developments in pipe production

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  • 15 local and international speakers confirmed
  • Keynote speaker Mike Schüssler will kick off the event

Experts from around the world will present the latest developments in the field of plastic pipe manufacturing at the upcoming Pipes IX Conference, hosted by the Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers’ Association (SAPPMA) at the Bytes Conference Centre in Midrand, South Africa, on the 08. September 2015. Keynote speaker Mike Schüssler will kick off the day’s discussion, followed by Prof Kobus van der Walt of the North-West University who will be discussing the country’s water crisis.

Other confirmed speakers include:

  • High speed corrugated pipe manufacture: properties and installation
    by Rachid Zahidi (Unicor)
  • New technology in HDPE pipe extrusion
    by Dieter Mueller (Battenfeld, Cincinnati)
  • Pressure Management in Water Reticulation Systems
    by Willem Wegelin (WRP)
  • PE100–A “Must”…What is next? Polyethylene for pressure pipes with further increased resistance to crack
    by Ulrich Schulte (Germany)
  • The importance of HDPE and PVC SANS permit conditions to the specifier and end user
    by Ian Venter (Marley Pipe Systems)
  • High strength spirally wound pipe and fibre reinforced spirally wound pressure pipe and pipe fittings for large diameters
    by Marcus Hawerkamp (Bauku)
  • Innovate…before it’s too late
    by Kirtida Bhana (Plastics|SA)
  • Pipe Behaviour, Soil Behaviour & Soil-Pipe-Interaction
    by Dr Mark Webb (SSIS)
  • Trenchless Technologies: a specifically engineered pipe
    by Mike Smart (Genesis Consulting Engineers)
  • Electrofusion: A suitable alternative to buttwelding
    by Pranesh Maniraj (Marley Pipe Systems)
  • Importance of assessing sewer condition before rehabilitation
    by Alaster Goyns (Pipeline Installation & Professional Eng Services)
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