concrete pipe Articles

  • GPR goes underground: Pipe Penetrating Radar

    Abstract: Pipe Penetrating Radar (PPR) is the underground in-pipe application of ground penetrating radar (GPR) either robotically or by manned entry to reveal wall thickness, delamination, voids, and other conditions that enable more precise determination of pipeline integrity and verifications for trenchless technology rehabilitation. PPR, when applied to pipe-bursting applications, can ...


    By SewerVUE

  • Comparison of core sampling and visual inspection for assessment of concrete sewer pipe condition

    Sewer systems are costly to construct and even more costly to replace, requiring proper asset management. Sewer asset management relies to a large extent on available information. In sewer systems where pipe corrosion is the dominant failure mechanism, visual inspection by closed circuit television (CCTV) and core sampling are among the methods mostly applied to assess sewer pipe condition. This ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Asphaltic Concrete Parking Lot

    As discussed we have prepared a capital cost estimate for the two options to pave Whistler Parking Lot 1; one for paving with an 80 mm asphaltic concrete surface and one with a gravel pave surface based on a total area of 6,400 sq. meters. The cost of the paved parking lot includes an oil water and sediment control device (Vortechnics), several catch basins and associated drainage piping. Good ...


    By Invisible Structures, Inc.

  • Quantitative pipe condition assessment with Pipe Penetrating Radar

    Abstract Pipe Penetrating Radar (PPR) is the underground in-pipe application of GPR, a non-destructive testing method that can detect defects and cavities within and outside mainline diameter (>18 in / 450mm) non-ferrous (reinforced concrete, vitrified clay, PVC, HDPE, etc.) pipes. The key advantage of PPR is the unique ability to map pipe wall thickness and deterioration including voids ...


    By SewerVUE

  • Locating pipes and cables case study

    GPR can be used to determine the location and depth of metallic, non-metallic, plastic, concrete and asbestos-concrete utilities, and cables (power, signal, etc.) Locating of  City Utilities The VIY3-300 GPR was used for locating of city utilities (water, gas, sewer, etc.). This profile shows city utilities at a depth of 1.2 and 2.0 meters (wave speed is 130 meters per ...


    By Transient Technologies LLC

  • New hydraulic pipe spreader bars

    Dave McGuinness, International Business & Product Manager, Schoenbeck GmbH & Co. KG, Germany, presents a new hydraulic spreader bar that is specially designed for deploying concrete coated pipes. Due to customer demand, Schoenbeck GmbH & Co. KG has developed a further unique piece of pipe handling equipment specially designed for deploying ...


    By Schoenbeck GmbH & Co. KG

  • Combined application of Pipe Penetrating Radar and LIDAR for large diameter pipe inspection

    Abstract: Pipe Penetrating Radar (PPR) is the underground in-pipe application of ground penetrating radar (GPR), a non-destructive testing method that can detect defects and cavities within and outside mainline diameter (>18 in./450mm) non-metallic (reinforced concrete, vitrified clay, PVC, HDPE, etc.) underground pipes. Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) has become an accepted method for ...


    By SewerVUE

  • Relining with corrugated steel pipe, Mississauga, ON

    Owner: Ministry of Transportation, Ontario Consultant: Morrison Hershfield Contractor: Underground Services Limited Location: Mississauga, Ontario With over 320,000 vehicles per day the intersection of Highways 401, 403 and 410 in Mississauga, Ontario, is one of the busiest in North America. At the same location can be ...


    By Armtec

  • Completing Condition Assessments using In-pipe GPR as Pipe Penetrating Radar

    Abstract This paper describes the development of Pipe Penetrating Radar (PPR), the underground in-pipe application of GPR, a non-destructive testing method that can detect defects and cavities within and outside mainline diameter (>18 in / 450mm) non-metallic (concrete, PVC, HDPE, etc.) underground pipes. The method uses two or more high frequency GPR antennae carried by a robot into ...


    By SewerVUE

  • Balancing growth and conservation - Precast concrete manholes become part of the stormwater solution

    When American Fork, Utah, decided to approve construction of a 175-acre commercial center, the city engineers had to consider the environmental effect it would have on a 45-acre wetland right next door. Under the EPA´s Phase II Storm Water Rules, adapted in late 1999, almost any city large enough to require a storm sewer system must balance growth with the environmental impacts of ...


    By BaySaver Technologies, Inc.

  • Robot Device for Pipe Inspection - Case Study

    In 2005, Pure Technologies (Pure), a provider of various structural monitoring and leak-detection technologies, set about to develop a pipeline assessment tool that could monitor and report on the condition of pre-stressed concrete cylinder pipes (PCCP) utilized in municipal water and sewer systems. The tool’s competitive advantage would be accurate assessment decoupled from the need to ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • 5 Pieces of equipment needed for the pipe bursting process

    Sewer pipe bursting looks a little bit like magic if you compare it to the traditional methods of sewer replacement. With the use of underground construction equipment, including directional boring equipment, sewer technicians are able to pull a new pipe through the old pipe without digging a hole into the top surface of the ground. The sewer pipe bursting method is the perfect pipe replacement ...


    By TRIC Tools Inc.

  • Applications of Pipe Penetrating Radar for Advanced Pipe Condition Assessments: the Clark Regional Wastewater District (WA) Case Study

    Abstract Pipe Penetrating Radar (PPR) is the underground in-pipe application of GPR, a non-destructive testing method that can detect defects and cavities within and outside mainline diameter non-metallic (reinforced concrete, vitrified clay, PVC, HDPE, etc.) underground pipes. The key advantage of PPR is the unique ability to map pipe wall thickness and deterioration including voids outside ...


    By SewerVUE

  • Impact-Echo Response of Hollow Cylindrical Concrete Structures Surrounded by Soil and Rock: Part I—Numerical Studies

    The studies summarized in this paper and the following paper in this issue demonstrate that the impact-echo method can be used for integrity testing of concrete pipes, mine shaft liners, and tunnel liners in contact with soil or rock. Results obtained from numerical (finite element) studies are presented in this paper (Part I), and results obtained from experimental studies on mine shaft liners ...


    By ASTM International

  • Forensic evaluation of a large reinforced concrete specimen using radar and ultrasonic pulse echo

    Non–destructive techniques play an important role in the condition assessment and evaluation of reinforced and pre–stressed concrete structures and also serve as a forensic tool in identifying various parameters such as thickness, presence of reinforcement, spacing, cover thickness, presence of other elements such as PVC pipes, steel embedment, honeycombs and voids. For exploring the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Global sensitivity analysis of an in-sewer process model for the study of sulfide-induced corrosion of concrete

    The presence of high concentrations of hydrogen sulfide in the sewer system can result in corrosion of the concrete sewer pipes. The formation and fate of hydrogen sulfide in the sewer system is governed by a complex system of biological, chemical and physical processes. Therefore, mechanistic models have been developed to describe the underlying processes. In this work, global sensitivity ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Advanced Condition Assessments: The benefits of using Pipe Penetrating Radar

    Abstract: Pipe Penetrating Radar (PPR) is the underground in-pipe application of GPR, a non-destructive testing method that can detect defects and cavities within and outside mainline diameter (>18 in/450 mm) nonmetallic (reinforced concrete, vitrified clay, PVC, HDPE, etc.) underground pipes. The key advantage of PPR is the unique ability to map pipe wall thickness and deterioration including ...


    By SewerVUE

  • Perforation of ABS pipes by boring bivalve Martesia striata: a case study

    Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) pipes are considered to be immune for boring organisms. However, inspection of the o0shore cooling water conduits of Lumut combined cycle power plant, Malaysia show that ABS pipes may not necessarily be immune for wood boring pholads, Martesia striata. M. striata caused heavy damage by drilling holes in ABS pipes used (about 5 years) for transportation of ...


    By Aquator B.V.

  • Who says you need multiple wire breaks for a PCCP pipe to fail?

    Abstract On Sunday, October 5, at about 2:30 a.m. a section of 72-inch prestressed concrete cylinder pipe (PCCP) failed. The 72-inch-diameter PCCP was nominally capable of sustaining an internal pressure of 281 psi. Previous examinations of the pipeline, utilizing the best available nondestructive examination techniques, provided little indication that this pipe section was at risk of ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • BOSS 2000 HDPE Storm Sewer Pipe, Stettler, AB

    Owner: Town of Stettler Installer: Woooden Construction Ltd. Designer: Associated Engineering Alberta Ltd. Location: 57 Street, Stettler, Alberta As part of a sanitary main replacement project, the Town of Stettler was faced with the challenge of replacing an aging storm sewer line under very low cover conditions. ...


    By Armtec

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