Index

A

acetal, 81, 263, 447, 450
acetal albatross, 263–4
acetal cracking, 451–2
acetal resin, 259, 264
acetal resin fittings
and polybutylene pipes failures, 259–68
acetal albatross, 263–4
degradation mechanism, 264–5
fracture, 259–60
literature review, 260, 262
pipe failures, 266–7
recent developments, 267–8
failure modes, 266
fractured, showing contamination from water supply, 262
section of hot water supply which failed and caused flood, 261
acetal/polybutylene problems, 452
acid storage tanks, 171–2
acrylic, 283
acrylic polymers, 303
acrylonitrile, 282
acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene, 200, 226, 269, 336, 430, 442, 448, 449
dark grey ABS pipe at Immingham storage facility, 254
fractured pipe from ...

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