tute (PPI) from 1996 until 2003. As
Technical Director, Dr. Palermo was chairman of the Hydrostatic
Stress Board (HSB) on which he has served for 20 years to
develop pressure rating methods for plastic pipe; and chairman
of the Technical Advisory Group for ISO/TC 138 for international
plastic piping systems. Dr. Palermo has developed standards
for plastic pipe and fittings in several standards bodies;
ASTM F17, CSA, AASHTO, and ISO/TC 138.
Most of Dr. Palermo’s expertise has
been in the natural gas distribution industry. He has been
a member of the AGA Plastic Materials Committee for 20 years,
the Gas Pipe Technology Committee for seven years, an instructor
for the DOT inspector training school for 15 years, and
a member of the Plastic Pipe Database Committee since its
inception four years ago. Dr. Palermo also developed PPI’s
one day Technical Seminar for the gas distribution industry.
Dr. Palermo currently serves as a member
of PPI, CSA B137, CSA Z662 (Clause 12 Chairman), AGA, GPTC (Manufacturer's Division Chairman), ASTM F 17 (Division I Director) and D 20, and ISO/TC 138.