Squeeze-off of polyethylene pressure pipes: Experimental analysis

Yayla P., Bilgin Y.

POLYMER TESTING, vol.26, no.1, pp.132-141, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.polymertesting.2006.09.006
  • Journal Name: POLYMER TESTING
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.132-141
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes


Squeeze-off is used in routine or emergency situations to stop, or nearly stop, flow in polyethylene (PE) pipe by flattening the pipe between parallel bars. Gas and water industries utilizing PE pipe in their systems have designed squeeze-off procedures to suit their pipe material, environmental conditions and constructional needs, where it may be inconvenient and/or expensive to isolate and empty pipelines.