Since the beginning of carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) lining of pipes in the late 1990s, thousands of feet of pipe have been lined with CFRP in hundreds of projects across the United States. In the last decade, the author has been directly involved in the initial and final development of this technology and has applied it to pipes with various diameters, distress conditions, design loads, etc. in more than one hundred project
This paper presents the recent enhancements to Tarrant Regional Water District’s (TRWD’s) geographic information system (GIS)-based structural evaluation tool, how this tool is used to improve asset management capabilities,
The Carlsbad Desalination Project uses a pipeline to deliver water from a seawater desalination plant located near sea level to the San Diego County Water Authority’s Second Aqueduct connection facility located at an elevation of
Prestressed concrete cylinder pipeline (PCCP) condition assessment methods include an acoustic wave propagation testing technology (ePulse) to identify sections of pipeline with reduced structural stiffness. A recent innovation, ePulse,
Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) composite lining systems are used by major municipalities throughout the United States to structurally rehabilitate and upgrade large diameter pipelines. For internal Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer (CFRP)
Arizona Public Service Company’s Cholla Power Plant has four units with circulating water lines made of 66 in. to 72 in. diameter prestressed concrete cylinder pipe (PCCP) in Units 2, 3, and 4. PCCP in these three units has been in
Hydrostatic pressure tests of prestressed concrete cylinder pipe (PCCP) with bands of broken wires and lined with carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) have shown that certain CFRP laminates used as liners for remediation of distressed
A rash of failures in PEX-AL-PEX piping in residential domestic hot water and hydronic heating systems in the United States and Canada led to an investigation into the nature and cause of the failures. Failures, which occurred after less...
Two-part series on BUILDERonline.com. Part One, titled “Winterization 101: The Science of Frozen Pipes,” provides a basic overview of why pipes freeze and break, and what can be done to prevent this from happening. ...