AC pipe in North America: inventory, breakage and working environments

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)PS.1949-1204.0000064
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TypeArticle
Journal titleInternational Journal of Pipeline Systems Engineering and Practice
Volume1
Issue4
Pages156172; # of pages: 17
SubjectWater pipelines, deterioration, working conditions, municipal water, water distribution systems; Water mains
AbstractThis paper summarizes data from the inventory, breakage, and working environment portions of the survey. The survey obtained relatively complete inventory information for pipe length, size, years of service, breakage condition, and water quality. Information about the nature of the soils surrounding AC pipes was limited. The survey indicated that utility managers' perceptions of water and soil environments were not always consistent with water and soil test results. Survey data analysis identified pipe age, water quality, and pipe size as important factors contributing to the failure of AC pipes in North America.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
NRC number53535
21149
NPARC number20374348
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Record created2012-07-23
Record modified2016-05-09
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