The main advantages of concrete pipes over other pipe materials

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The longevity of concrete and the inherent robustness of precast concrete pipes has become an increasingly attractive characteristic as regulatory changes have focused increasing attention on the whole life value of assets. Concrete pipeline systems have been in use for over 160 years. This has given us evidence of what has worked and what has… Read more »

Why take extra risks with flexible pipes?

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A very interesting article in Water Active March 2014 edition “Identifying and Minimising Premature Pipeline Failure” by nodigmedia.co.uk The article makes a very strong and logical case for the use of laser profiling to determine the installed condition of flexible pipes, specifically ovalisation and degree of “out of shape” of the pipeline. The article explains… Read more »

Site Safety takes another step forward with Type 2 Concrete Pipe Lifter

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CPSA’s award-winning concrete pipe lifter has proved a great success, improving site safety whilst reducing time and cost during offloading and installation.  The pipe lifter range has now been extended with a Type 2 lifter suitable for larger pipes DN1350 to DN2000. Available to hire or buy, pipe lifters have such a significant impact on… Read more »

Surface Water Flooding: has the SuDS debate become “over-greened”?

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Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) have been evolving for at least two decades as a science.  Meanwhile, over the last 4-5 years the development of government policy into a set of workable strategies and standards seems to be repeatedly hitting the buffers. One key sticking point is a belief, upheld by many SuDS protagonists, that the… Read more »

Carbon footprint claims – who’s telling the truth? (part 2 of 2)

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CPSA has direct experience of the Supplier A Vs Supplier B claim/counter-claim culture.   We embarked on an  embodied carbon audit of precast concrete pipes and manholes in 2010 to PAS 2050 methodology, possibly the most “stringent” of the recognised methodologies at that time.  This work was independently validated by Carbon Clear and reviewed by the… Read more »

Newsletter: June 2013

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This Issue: Proprietary Sustainable Drainage Systems and Components Welcome to the Spring 2013 edition of Pipelines. As we head towards a new National SuDS Standard – anticipated in April 2014 – sustainable water management is now a major consideration in construction and the design and operation of surface water drainage systems (SuDS) continues to gather momentum…. Read more »

Newsletter: October 2012

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This Issue: 7th edition of “Sewers for Adoption” now available Welcome to the Autumn edition of Pipelines. In this issue, our lead article covers an important industry milestone with the recent publication of “Sewers for Adoption” 7th Edition. You will also learn about some useful on-line design tools that can help reduce the installed cost and… Read more »

Newsletter: May 2012

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This Issue: Safer, faster handling and installation solutions Concrete Pipe Lifter launched. Loading and offloading delivery vehicles and installation of pipes and manhole components requires great Health & Safety guidance and care. It is reported that more than 75% of major fall-from-vehicle incidents occur during loading and unloading activities. The HSE estimated in 2004/05 that the… Read more »

Newsletter: Winter 2011/2012

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Pipelines – A Newsletter from the Concrete Pipeline Systems Association New Standard launched for calculating carbon footprints European Standard EN 15804 “Sustainability of construction works – Environmental product declarations – Product category rules” is due out February 2012. It is expected to make a significant impact on how the carbon footprints (CFPs) of construction products are… Read more »