DAY 1 | Monday, September 4, 2017

9:00 - 10:00 Registration
10:00 - 10:15 Opening Jan Venter SAPPMA CEO
10:00 - 10:15 Dr Roelof Botha - Economist
11:15 - 11:45 Tea/Coffee Break
11:45 - 12:15 Zoran Davidovski [TEPPFA / Austria]
Main barriers to plastic pipes
Bernard Reeksting [Consultant / SA]
Guidelines for successful use of reprocessed plastic materials in polyethylene manufacture
12:15 - 12:45 Tony Radoszewski [PPI / USA]
Manufacturing and Infrastructure in the Age of Trump
Kirtida Bhana [Plastics|SA]
The Power of Influence and Millennials
12:45 - 13:15 Bruce Hollands [PVC Pipe Ass / USA]
Life Cycle assessment of PVC Water and Sewer pipe and comparative sustainability analysis of pipe materials
Manglin Pillay [SAICE / SA]
Are engineering institutions still relevant in modern South Africa?
13:15 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 14:30 Hans Pierik [PE100+] / USA]
No-Dig Technical Guide will support expansion of PE100 Industry
Jean-Pierre De Grève [PVC4Pipes / Belgium]
Evolution and benefits of PVC pipes
14:30 - 15:00 Dr Steven Folkman [Utah State University / USA]
A simple design procedure for PVC pipe to account for cyclic pressure loading
Dr Andreas Frank [Polymer Competence Centre / Austria]
Lifetime prediction of PE100 and PE100 RC pipes based on slow crack growth resistance
15:00 - 15:30 Ignacio Munoz [Molecor / SPAIN]
What is new in PVC-O
Gert Claasen [Safripol / SA]
HDPE PE100 Pressure Pipe Material
15:30 - 15:45 Tea/Coffee Break
15:45 - 16:15 Terence Hobson [Sun Ace / SA]
Africa challenges and the PVC pipe manufacturer
Renier Snyman [DPI Plastics / SA]
Common causes of premature failures of plastic pipes
16:15 - 16:45 Albo van Hateren [KIWA / Netherlands]
Residual quality of excavated uPVC gas and water distribution pipelines
Mike Smart [Genesis Consulting / SA]
Polyolefin Structured Wall and Pressure Pipe Technology

45 Cocktail function / Evening entertainment

DAY 2 | Tuesday, September 5, 2017

9:00 - 9:30 Prof Fanie van Vuuren [UP / SA]
Research on biofilm growth in pipes and its impact on the hydraulic capacity as well as controlling mechanisms
Dane Tallen [Baerlocher / Germany]
PVC stabilization for pipes
9:30 - 10:00 Dr Predrag Micic [Qenos / Australia]
Electrofusion Joining performance of very large Pressure Pipes produced with MFR5<0.2 g/10min PE100
Rob Spekreÿse [Rollepaal / Netherlands]
Quality in PVC-O
10:00 - 10:30 Dr Michael Pluimer [Crossroads Eng Services / USA]
Evaluation of the Long-Term Performance of corrugated HDPE Pipes Manufactured with Recycled Materials for Railroad Applications
Robin Bresser [Borealis / Austria]
Quality and standards to ensure sustainable plastic plumbing systems
10:30 - 10:45 Tea Break
10:45 - 11:15 Abe Stears [SATAS / SA] Graham Marsberg [PESC / SA]
Testing and Certification
Alaster Goyns [Pipes cc / SA]
Feedback from International No-Dig 2017: use of plastics in pipeline rehabilitation
11:15 - 11:45 Ricardo Pascual [Aenor-CEIS / Spain]
Infrastructure for Quality: Stakeholders involved
Ilija Radeljic [Pipelife / Norway]
Challenges in the development of the market for large dia pipes for marine installations
11:45 - 12:15 Ian Plaatjes [SABS / SA]
SABS - the way forward
Willem Wegelin [WRP / SA]
Issues to consider when designing for an intermittent water supply environment
12:15 - 13:00 Lunch
13:30 - 14:00 Dragisa Dubocanin [Reinert Ritz / Germany]
Pipeline from Turkey to Cyprus
Richard Gundersen [BBE Projects / SA]
Behaviour of jointing systems due to the combination of thermal and pressure cycling in a hot environment
14:00 - 14:30 Ritesh Patel [Astral Pipes / India]
Effect of different minerals on sound level of PP Mineral filled pipes
Nasrin Kashefi [NSF International / USA]
Ensuring quality compliance of plastic pipe systems
15:00 - 15:15 Closing comments Zoran Davidovski


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