EPD: Bi-oriented pipe system for water distribution
The European Plastics Pipes and Fittings Association (TEPPFA) deems it important to have an insight into the integral environmental impacts that are encountered during the life-span of particular pipe system applications. With this framework in mind, in 2010 TEPPFA has set up an LCA/EPD project with the Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO) which resulted in an EPD. The present EPD is the update of the EPD issued in 2013 – foreground data remained the same, with only the datasets being updated to the latest available version (Ecoinvent 3.3 and Industry 2.0 replaced Ecoinvent 2 datasets). It outlines the various environmental aspects, which accompany the Bi-oriented Polyvinylchloride (PVC-O), MRS 31,5 MPa pipe system for water distribution, from the primary extraction of raw materials up to and including the end of life (EoL) treatment after its reference service life time.