Water Research Foundation, Prestressed Concrete Cylinder Pipe Condition Assessment

United States


Water Research Foundation



Prestressed concrete cylinder pipe (PCCP) have been used for water transmission systems for more than sixty-five years. Therefore, utilities need effective means to identify distressed or deteriorated pipe, estimate levels of distress, analyze failure risks, and verify findings so they can effectively repair or replace these pipes before they rupture and disrupt operations. SGH received a grant from the Water Research Foundation to evaluate existing and developing technologies and to synthesize findings into a Best Practices Manual for utilities.