This is a review on the long‐term behavior of polyolefin pipes used in hot‐water environments. Included in the review is work done on pipes of crosslinked polyethylene, isotactic poly(butene‐1), isotactic polypropylene and medium‐density polyethylene, and in particular the extensive work performed at Studsvik, Sweden. A collective view of the changes in antioxidant concentration profiles and molecular/physical structure accompanying hot‐water exposure is presented. Failure at high stress levels is pr…
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