The current edition of the Cast Iron Pipes Manual has been updated and is ready for you to download as an E-Book in pdf format. By going to the European Association for Ductile Iron Pipe Systems · EADIPS®/Fachgemeinschaft Guss-Rohrsysteme (FGR®) e. V. website at www.eadips.org you can download the entire book or just individual chapters of it. This offers the numerous advantages of a modern E-Book which you can use interactively for your work. The search engine on the Adobe Reader provides the reader with various ways of searching the pdf for terms and passages of text and having the search results displayed in order with bookmarks.

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As at the time of going to press, you can order the latest version of the “Ductile iron pipe systems” manual as a perfect-bound booklet by going to www.eadips.org/e-book/. European Association for Ductile Iron Pipe Systems · EADIPS®/ Fachgemeinschaft Guss-Rohrsysteme (FGR®) e. V.

Contents :-
  1. Introduction
  2. Ductile cast iron as a material
  3. Production of pipes, fittings and valves
  4. Quality management
  5. Design of pipes
  6. Design and marking of fittings
  7. Valves
  8. Push-in joints
  9. Restrained socket joints
  10. Mechanical joints – wide-tolerance couplings and flange adaptors
  11. Safeguarding with concrete thrust blocks
  12. Durability
  13. Gaskets
  14. Coatings
  15. Linings
  16. Structural design
  17. Hydraulic design
  18. Welding of ductile iron pipes
  19. Transport, storage and installation
  20. Pressure tests
  21. Commissioning of ductile iron pipelines for drinking water
  22. Use of ductile iron pipes for trenchless installation techniques
  23. Some new main applications for ductile iron pipes
  24. Standards, directives and technical rules
  25. Index.

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