Tennessee approves corrugated HDPE pipe

Published: July 3, 2013 3:39 pm ET
Updated: July 3, 2013 3:41 pm ET

Related to this story

Topics Public Policy, Construction, Extrusion, Pipe/Profile/Tubing

IRVING, TEXAS — The Plastics Pipe Institute Inc. reports that the Tennessee Department of Transportation has approved large-diameter, corrugated high density polyethylene pipe for storm water drainage.

TDOT approval came after its year-long field test, which was completed in mid-2012. According to PPI in Irving, the test showed no notable defects, deflection or stress on the pipe that was buried at a height depth of three to four feet.

Since 2007, TDOT has allowed the corrugated HDPE pipe to be used for cross drains, transverse median drains and storm drain systems with up to 18 feet of fill light.

The new approval for storm water drainage covers longitudinal installation, an application that, for HDPE pipe, had been limited to side drains under driveways.

“We estimate that longitudinal installation accounts for more than 80 percent of HDPE pipe use in storm sewer drainage,” said PPI Executive Director Tony Radoszewski.

Timewell Tile Inc., a PPI member in Timewell, Ill., manufactured pipe for the test site in Dickson County, Tenn., which used 84 feet of 24-inch diameter pipe and 90 feet of 36-inch pipe.

 


Comments

Tennessee approves corrugated HDPE pipe

Published: July 3, 2013 3:39 pm ET
Updated: July 3, 2013 3:41 pm ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story


More stories

San Antonio launching curbside recycling of plastic bags

July 21, 2014 3:06 pm ET

Curbside plastic bag recycling is coming to one of the largest cities in the country.    More

Image

Grocery store chain says bag recycling up by 10 percent

July 21, 2014 2:54 pm ET

Kroger Co., with more than 2,600 stores in 34 states and sales nearing $100 billion, saw plastic bag recycling increase by 10 percent last year.    More

Image

Engineered Plastic Systems cited for recycled content wording

July 18, 2014 4:04 pm ET

Elgin, Ill.-based Engineered Plastic Systems, LLC (EPS) is under fire for using phrases such as “made entirely of recycled plastic synthetic...    More

Image

Bag ban stalls, bottle bill may be headed to Massachusetts voters

July 18, 2014 12:26 pm ET

A proposed state-wide bag ban that drew much attention when it was proposed last spring has since stalled out, and a decades-long effort to include...    More

Image

Retail and consumer products giants team up to recycle more film

July 17, 2014 12:58 pm ET

Consumers in Canada are gaining a new option to recycle their plastic bags and films through an expanded program being launched by that country's larg...    More

Market Reports

Injection Molders Market Report & Ranking 2014

This special package contains our 132-page 2014 Market Report on the Injection Molding segment and our exclusive 2014 RANKINGS database of 500+ Injection Molders for a discounted package price.

Learn more

Plastics Recycling Market Review & Outlook 2014

This special report from Plastics News examines the North American plastics recycling industry and provides insight into indicators that impact market viability, including Resin pricing trends for virgin and recycled market material and historical Resin production trends for post- consumer and industrial waste.

Learn more

Shale Gas Market - Analysis of North American Region

This report highlights the impact of shale-based natural gas on the North American plastics market and features an in-depth analysis of production trends in the United States during 2013 and a forecast for 2014 and beyond.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

September 10, 2014 - September 12, 2014Plastics Caps & Closures 2014

February 4, 2015 - February 6, 2015Plastics News Executive Forum 2015

More Events