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What does NDE need to achieve for cast iron pipe networks?

Rainer, Alexander, Capell, TF, Clay-Michael, N, Demetriou, M, Evans, TS, Jesson, David, Mulheron, Michael, Scudder, L and Smith, Paul (2017) What does NDE need to achieve for cast iron pipe networks? Infrastructure Asset Management, 42 (2). pp. 68-82.

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Grey cast iron water pipe networks have been installed around the world, often 100–180 years ago. Cohorts (which can be defined by age, size, casting technology and geographical location, to specify but a few groups) degrade at different rates due to environmental and in-service issues, which can lead to a significant loss in mechanical performance. Hence, the management of these assets can be extremely problematic in terms of identifying priorities. The current paper considers the causes of such degradation, the consequences for defining accurate and up-to-date condition assessment protocols and hence the type and urgency of rehabilitation strategies. It follows that understanding the integrity/life expectancy of water networks requires non-destructive evaluation (NDE) of large-diameter cast iron trunk mains, with particular reference to the kinds of defects that are likely to be present and the issues that make assessment difficult. From this, recommendations are outlined for asset managers required to specify NDE protocols, based on an understanding of the nature of the material and conditions in the field.

Item Type: Article
Subjects : Mechanical Engineering Science
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Mechanical Engineering Sciences
Authors :
Capell, TF
Clay-Michael, N
Demetriou, M
Evans, TS
Scudder, L
Date : 17 May 2017
DOI : 10.1680/jinam.16.00020
Copyright Disclaimer : This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Uncontrolled Keywords : materials technology rehabilitation, reclamation & renovation water supply
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 07 Apr 2017 14:22
Last Modified : 16 Jan 2019 17:13

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