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S&T Project 20059 Final Report: Economic Analysis of Prestressed Concrete Cylinder Pipe Maintenance

The periodic costs associated with the condition assessment and maintenance of PCCP assets represent an ever-increasing proportion of Reclamation’s and/or a managing Water District’s operation and maintenance budget. There is an outstanding question on the economics of an approach where periodic inspections and repairs are conducted versus a no-action, reactive approach where emergency repairs are conducted after eventual failure. Using a least cost analysis, the goal of this research was to investigate the economics of each approach. An analysis of three asset management scenarios was conducted and it was concluded that proactive maintenance and monitoring is indicated to be more cost effective than a reactionary management approach.
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Generation Effort S&T Project 20059: Life-Cycle Costs of Prestressed Concrete Cylinder Pipe (PCCP) Maintenance
Location Name Western US
Type Uploaded file(s)
File Type PDF
Publisher Bureau of Reclamation
Publication Date Thursday, September 30th, 2021
Update Frequency not planned
Last Update Monday, November 1st, 2021


The findings and conclusions of this work are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the views of the Bureau of Reclamation.