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Copper soldering – the dos and the don’ts(2)

Each month the Copper Development Association of South Africa (CDAA) brings insight into the dos and the don’ts of copper soldering.

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Pipe stiffness explained: PVC and Ductile Iron

By PVC Pipe Association

Pipe stiffness is the measure of a flexible pipe’s resistance to deflection (ovalisation) under load. A flexible pipe is any pipe that can deflect 2% without suffering damage. Both Ductile Iron (DI) and PVC meet this requirement and are considered flexible pipes. Some specifications require DI pipe due to its ‘strength’ in resisting external loads. While this was true in the era of thick-walled DI class pipe, the thinner walls of DI Pressure class pipe have made PVC the stronger option.

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Electronic systems: touch free and hassle free

By Fiona Ingham

As is the case with new technology, the development of electronic systems has not been without its problems, but as the technology develops, so the benefits increase.

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The use of plastic pipes in gas

By The South African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association

With the availability of natural gas in neighbouring countries, such as Mozambique and Namibia, and the discovery of offshore gas reserves in South Africa, the gas industry in South Africa is set to undergo rapid expansion.

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