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Handbook of PVC Pipe Design & Construction, 5th Edition

  • Uni-Bell PVC Association
  • ISBN-10: 083113450X
  • ISBN-13: 9780831134501
  • 0 Pages | Hardcover
  • COPYRIGHT: 2013 Published
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About the Product

At 600 pages, the Handbook of PVC Pipe Design and Construction is extraordinarily comprehensive. Written by the Uni-Bell PVC Pipe Association (, it was prepared with the objective of being the most comprehensive reference text on PVC pipe and fittings. For the engineer, the Handbook of PVC Pipe Design and Construction provides practical engineering and construction information. It also delivers recommendations for the design and use of underground PVC piping systems in both pressure and non-pressure applications. The handbook is in broad use by engineers across North America. The utility and consulting engineering sectors as well as in universities and technical institutions are prime users.


  • Four new chapters - General Construction, PVC Pressure Pipe Installation, PVC Non-Pressure Pipe Installation, Trenchless Installation of PVC Pipe, Molecularly Oriented Polyvinyl Chloride Pipe (PVCO)

  • Updated and improved graphs and tables

  • More open page format

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Preface
Chapter 2: Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Pipe
Chapter 3: Raw Materials
Chapter 4: Resistance to Aggressive Environments
Chapter 5: PVC Pipe Manufacturing and Testing
Chapter 6: Pressure Pipe and Fittings, Design and Selection
Chapter 7: Superimposed Loads on Buried Pipe
Chapter 8: Design of Buried PVC Pipe
Chapter 9: Special Design Applications
Chapter 10: Hydraulics
Chapter 11: General Construction
Chapter 12: PVC Pressure Pipe Installation
Chapter 13: PVC Non-Pressure Pipe Installation
Chapter 14: Trenchless Installation of PVC Pipe
Chapter 15: Molecularly Oriented Polyvinyl Chloride Pipe (PVCO)
Chapter 16: Unit Conversion Tables