Palermo Plastics Pipe (P3) Consulting will aid plastic pipe
manufacturers (resin companies and pipe companies) to achieve
HDB (Hydrostatic Design Basis) and MRS (Minimum Required
Strength) pressure ratings through the Hydrostatic Stress
Board (HSB), assist with HSB special cases, develop or revise
industry standards (ASTM, CSA, AASHTO, ISO), write petitions
to the DOT, and/or aid in marketing plastic pipe products
to the end user.
B. End users
Palermo Plastics Pipe (P3) Consulting will aid end users,
primarily gas utilities, to evaluate or qualify plastic
pipe products (primarily polyethylene and polyamide 11),
revise industry standards, and/or conduct failure analysis
of plastic pipe products. P3 Consulting will also present
technical seminars at gas company locations to provide background
on polyethylene pipe, polyamide 11 pipe or new plastic piping
materials for the gas industry.
Palermo Plastics Pipe (P3) Consulting will work with laboratories
or research organizations to keep abreast of domestic and
international standard test methods and standard specifications,
and/or write proposals for and then guide research projects
for plastic pipe.
D. Litigation Cases
Palermo Plastics Pipe (P3) Consulting is available for litigation
cases involving plastic pipe products, particularly plastic
pipe used for natural gas distribution.