October 2019 Vol. 74 No. 10


PPI Publishes MAB Guidelines for Pipe Bursting with HDPE Pipe

A new step-by-step instruction document for the pipe bursting installation of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) PE 4710 pipe has been published by the Municipal Advisory Board, an independent, non-commercial adviser to the Municipal & Industrial Division of the Plastics Pipe Institute (PPI). MAB Guidelines for PE 4710 Pipe Bursting of Potable Water Mains (MAB-5-2019) is available free of charge via the Publications section of plasticpipe.org.

The new publication is for static pipe bursting to replace potable water mains using HDPE piping systems that conform to AWWA standards. The document includes multiple sections, such as pro-forma text for project submittals, minimum contractor qualifications, planning tips, installation details and more, to provide an efficient, leak-free project.

MAB-5-2019 can be adopted in conjunction with the MAB Model Specifications for PE 4710 Buried Potable Water Service, Distribution and Transmission Pipes and Fittings, or modified by the specifier to fit the project. These guidelines are for use by utilities while developing project specifications, as well as for sewer force main replacement.

PPI is the major North American trade association representing all segments of the plastic pipe industry and is dedicated to promoting plastic as the materials of choice for pipe and conduit applications. •


Plastics Pipe Institute, (469) 499-1044, plasticpipe.org

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