Studies Track Trends In Water Pipeline Breaks And Grout Gel Times

Vipulanadan, C.
October 2011
Underground Construction;Oct2011, Vol. 66 Issue 10, p28
Trade Publication
The article reports on a national survey conducted by the Center for Innovative Grouting Materials and Technology (CIGMAT) Research Center in the U.S. in 2008 and 2009 to examine water pipeline conditions in the country. Findings of the survey reveal that maximum pipeline breaks varied from 0.3 to 12 per day in various cities. It indicates the classification of water pipeline failures and their potential causes which include corrosive soils, hydrogen embrittlement, and transient conditions.


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