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Graphitic corrosion of cast iron trunk main: implications for asset management

Logan, R, Mulheron, MJ, Jesson, DA, Smith, PA, Evans, TS, Clay-Michael, N and Whiter, JT (2014) Graphitic corrosion of cast iron trunk main: implications for asset management In: Urban Water II - Second International Conference on The Design, Construction, Maintenance, Monitoring and Control of Urban Water Systems, 2014-05-27 - 2014-05-29, Portugal.

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Abstract

Failures of (large diameter) cast iron trunk water mains can be catastrophic in the damage they can cause and it is therefore imperative to understand how cast iron deteriorates in order to help predict those areas of a water supply network which are at greatest risk of failure. Cast irons undergo a localized form of corrosion known as graphitic corrosion. Although a well reported phenomena, the mechanisms of graphitic corrosion are not fully understood. Scanning electron microscopy, in conjunction with energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy, was used to characterise the microstructure and chemistry of the graphitic corrosion that occurs on the external surface of the pipe during time in service. It was found that that the graphite flakes within the cast iron are deteriorating during the corrosion process. High levels of chlorides are often found at the corrosion interface, within graphitic pits in the pipe wall. The implications of these observations on the development of models used to predict the remaining service life of buried trunk main are discussed.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Logan, RUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Mulheron, MJUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Jesson, DAUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Smith, PAUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Evans, TSUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Clay-Michael, NUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Whiter, JTUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 27 May 2014
Identification Number : 10.2495/UW140351
Contributors :
ContributionNameEmailORCID
http://www.loc.gov/loc.terms/relators/EDTMambretti, SUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
http://www.loc.gov/loc.terms/relators/EDTBrebbia, CAUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 28 Mar 2017 13:11
Last Modified : 31 Oct 2017 16:50
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/805784

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