Webinar Highlights: Discovering the unmatched benefits of PB-1 for Pressure Pipe Systems

"What Makes PB-1 the Ideal Choice for Your Next Project?" This was the title of the webinar hosted by the Polybutene Piping System Association (PBPSA) on May 29, 2024. This event was specifically designed for pipe system designers, consultants, engineers, installers, and property owners keen on adopting more advanced and versatile pressure pipe systems.

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Webinar PB-1 2024

The technical and operational benefits of PB-1

The webinar focused on the extensive benefits of Polybutene-1 (PB-1), recognized as the most technically advanced material for pressure pipe systems. The presentation highlighted several key advantages of PB-1, including:

  • Significantly Lower Material Consumption: PB-1 allows for a more efficient use of materials, reducing waste and promoting sustainability.
  • Higher Throughput and Reduced Power Consumption: Over the lifetime of the pipe system, PB-1's efficiency leads to notable energy savings.
  • Excellent Sound and Water Hammer Attenuation: This property significantly enhances the quality of life for property inhabitants by minimizing noise and hydraulic shock.


Additionally, the webinar addressed crucial questions such as:

  • Implications of a Higher SDR Class: Understanding the practical benefits of higher Standard Dimension Ratio (SDR) in piping systems.
  • Advantages of PB-1 Over Alternative Thermoplastics: Comparing PB-1 with other materials such as PVC, PEX, PE-RT, and PP-R.
  • Operational Cost Reduction: Strategies for minimizing operational costs throughout the lifespan of a piping system.


Expert Presenters

The session was led by two esteemed experts from LyondellBasell:

  • Patrick van Beek, Marketing Manager PB-1 at LyondellBasell and Chairman of PBPSA.
  • Werner Rothhöft, Application Development & Technical Service Engineer at LyondellBasell.


Webinar Recording

For those who missed the live event or wish to revisit the insights shared, the recording of the webinar is available for viewing. You can also download the slide deck to review the detailed information presented.


Appreciation and Future Events

PBPSA extends its gratitude to all participants and speakers for their contributions to the success of this webinar. The positive feedback received underscores the value of such informative sessions. For further questions or comments, attendees are encouraged to contact PBPSA member companies, which include RWC (John Guest), Thermaflex, Nueva Terrain, GF Piping Systems, Wavin, and LyondellBasell.


Stay Informed

Looking ahead, PBPSA plans to organize more webinars to continue educating and informing the industry. Interested individuals are encouraged to sign up for the PBPSA mailing list to receive invitations and stay updated on future events.

Stay connected and continue exploring the forefront of piping system technology with PBPSA!