Piping Materials Library

Fact Sheet

Piping Materials Library


At its inception, the AGA Plastics Materials Committee (PMC) established a goal to provide member companies with various means to help them enhance the “integrity” of their underground plastic pipe distribution systems. By “integrity” we mean the safety, security, robustness, efficiency and very long term trouble-free performance of plastic natural gas piping systems.

Because “integrity” is a fundamental objective of plastic pipelines, the PMC formed a separate Subcommittee on pipeline integrity to focus specific attention to this critical subject. The PMC Pipeline Integrity Subcommittee observed a number of technical papers have been and continue to be published that contain very useful information in regard to plastic pipeline integrity. The Piping Materials Library is intended to distribute those papers

The Piping Materials Library includes publications that are copyrighted by third parties and copying, republication or distribution in violation of those copyrights is prohibited.  AGA as received a limited license from the authors of copyrighted works included in the Piping Materials Library. The limited license permits AGA to include and provide these documents on the AGA members-only section of the AGA website for viewing by AGA members and may not include further copying, publication or distribution.


The Piping Materials Library contains an ever-increasing collection of papers, articles and other written material the PMC Integrity Subcommittee believes will be of benefit to those responsible for maintaining and enhancing the integrity of their plastic natural gas distribution systems. This library of material will be updated on a periodic basis.