Characterization of Copper Tubing and Pipe Ruptures




Abstract: Copper tube and pipe ruptures due to freezing can be distinguished from those produced by overall, system-wide hydrostatic pressure increases. The distinction is observed as long as the fluid line freeze-rupture process is understood. In addition, macroscopic inspection of the involved systems or materials are all that is required to make this distinction.

Authors: G. Wayne Maltry

Keywords: copper, freeze, hydros tatic, pipe, pressure, rupture, tube

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