II Underground Infrastructure of Urbanized Areas. Application of PEHD systems.
One day, two sessions, two discussion panels, eight lectures and a full room of participants: this was the 2nd Conference of Underground Infrastructure of Urbanized Areas - Application of PEHD systems. The event organized by Uponor Infra and Przedsiębiorstwo Wodociągów i Kanalizacji sp. z o.o. in Ruda Śląska PWiK was held on April 10 this year in Chorzów.
The event brought together representatives of three technical universities: Rzeszów, Warsaw and Silesian University of Technology. Significantly, all these people also take part in projects related to underground infrastructure in Poland.
Dr. Eng. Florian Piechurski from the Faculty of Environmental Engineering and Power Engineering of the Silesian University of Technology has assessed the ways and costs of producing rainwater retention tanks made of various materials.
The advantages of a well-prepared concept in the process of investment implementation in the area of water and sewage networks were discussed by Dr. Eng. Apoloniusz Kodura from the Department of Building Installations, Hydrotechnics and Environmental Engineering at the Warsaw University of Technology.
The use of polyethylene pipes and materials for atypical and demanding media in difficult field conditions was the main thread of the paper by Dr. Eng. Krzysztof Wrzosek from the Department of Building Installations, Hydrotechnics and Environmental Engineering at the Warsaw University of Technology. Dr. Wrzosek focused in his speech on the discussion of the Żelazny Most mining waste neutralization facility owned by KGHM.
Prof. Daniel Słyś and Prof. Józef Dziopak representing Rzeszów University of Technology (Faculty of Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, and Architecture) also took part in the Chorzów meeting. Prof. Słyś explained issues related to hydrodynamic modeling of sewage systems. He also described the most interesting cases of using sewage retention channels. Prof. Dziopak talked about effective ways of expanding sewage systems, including sewage retention.
Paweł Pill, a technical advisor at Uponor Infra, presented a paper entitled "Reliable polyethylene systems as a response to the growing expectations arising from the rapid development of urban infrastructure”. London is an example of a dynamically developing agglomeration that is why the conference program included a presentation by Simon Thomas (Asset International Ltd) presented by Jacek Tomczyk, head of the technical and development department at Uponor Infra. Mr. Tomczyk presented the construction of Lee Tunnel collector were large-scale PEHD Weholite pipes were used.
Łukasz Poterejko, head of the technical and investment department of Przedsiębiorstwo Wodociągów i Kanalizacji in Ruda Śląska, explained the issues related to the use of PE pipes for the construction of retention tanks in gravity stormwater and sewage systems.
Summing up the meeting, Edyta Zalewska called for everyone involved in the investment process to take care of the money invested in the underground infrastructure. “Let's take care of the use of good quality materials. Let's control these things. It is necessary because it happens that we have to repair newly constructed channels. There is a need not only to design good quality materials but also to control whether the supplier, the contractor actually builds the "quality" we have parameterized - she said.
We encourage you to take a closer look at the event video.