SPHERES OF INFLUENCE
BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION DIVISION (BCD)
BCD provides pressure piping solutions for building and construction applications (withing the building premises) such as hot and cold-water plumbing distribution, water service radiant heating and cooling, snow and ice melting, geothermal, and fire protection. BCD works with leading associations and industry organizations like ASTM, ASME, ASPE, AWWA, ASHRAE, CIPH, IAPMO, ICC, IGSHPAM NSF, RPA, and CSA Group.
MISSION: To promote the expanded acceptance and use of higher reliability plastic pressure pipe and tubing system in building and construction environments by providing research, education, and code/standard development with a focus on delivering sustainable and safe plastic system solutions that enrich people’s lives.
POWER & COMMUNICATION DIVISION (PCD)
PCD concentrates on high density polyethylene (HDPE) conduit solutions for the power and communications industries for applications that include buried conduit, horizontal directional drilling installations and aerial uses. PCD works with leading associations and industry organizations like AASHTO, ASTM, NEMA, UL and CSA Group.
MISSION: To expand knowledge of the uses and benefits of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) conduit for power and communications applications.
The Drainage Division focuses primarily on gravity flow drainage applications, using single-wall or smooth interior profiles. The division engages agricultural, municipal sanitary, highway, mining, and construction industries, providing solutions for storm water, sanitary, and subsurface drainage. The division actively works with research institutions and organizations like AASHTO, ASTM, FHWA, ASCE, TRB, ADMC, NCHRP, DOT, AND CSA Group.
MISSION: To champion the advancement of corrugated polyolefin pipe in storm water management, sewer and drainage application by serving as the premier education and technical information resource.
ENERGY PIPING SYSTEMS DIVISION (EPSD)
EPSD serves the needs of the oil & gas gathering industry, and natural gas distribution systems where plastic piping delivers the majority of all natural gas in North America and represent 95% of newly installed pipes. The division collaborates with associations and industry organizations like AGA, ASTM, API, GPTC, GPA and CSA Group.
MISSION:To promote the acceptance and responsible use of plastic pressure pipe and systems in energy markets including gas distribution and oil and gas gathering by providing re-search, education, and code/standard development with a focus on delivering safe and sustainable plastic system solutions.
MUNICIPAL & INDUSTRIAL DIVISION (MID)
MID engages in potable and reclaimed water systems, sanitay sewer systems, municipal, private and rural water utilities and various industrial pip applications. The division works closely with numerous industry associations like AWWA, ASTM, ASME, ASCE, NASTT, NSF, FM, NRWA, and CSA Group.
MISSION: To educate and promote to engineers, utilities, contractors and the public use of high-performance high density polyethylene (HDPE) as the material of choice for water pipe systems due to its longevity, durability, corrosion resistance, fatigue endurance, leak prevention and low life-cycle cost.
HYDROSTATIC STRESS BOARD (HSB)
Since the 1950’s, the PPI SHB continues to contribute to the confidence level of plastics for use in virtually all types of pipe infrastructure. PPI HSB focuses on addressing critical industry issues where solutions enhance thermoplastic pipe systems.
WHO IS HSB: A 25-member voluntary board comprised of individuals recognized in the thermoplastic pipe industry for their expertise about the various materials, pipe solutions, ingredients, and additives.