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Data and Report from S&T Project 23008: Embedded small diameter pipe refurbishment

This scoping level research conducted market research to identify potential refurbishment solutions for small diameter embedded pipes that suffered extensive corrosion in powerplants and dams, examples are drain pipes, vent pipes, and bypass lines. Small diameter metallic pipes were typically installed uncoated, and rarely condition assessments are conducted during comprehensive or periodic facility reviews (CFR’s) or (PFR’s). Reclamation’s aging infrastructure exceeds 70 years and corrosion has compromised the pipes. These pipe diameters are less than 24 inches and notoriously hard to repair or reline and could be embedded in mass concrete, making replacement not an option. Cured-in-Place Pipes (CIPP), Spray-in-Place Pipes (SIPP), Fiber Reinforce Polymers (FRP), cement mortar lining, and polymeric linings were investigated for suitable refurbishment techniques.
Generation Effort S&T Project 23008: Embedded Small Diameter Pipe Refurbishment
Themes Infrastructure and Assets
Tags Fiber Reinforced Polymer, Pipe Refurbishment, Cured-in-Place Pipe, Spray-in-Place Pipe
Reclamation Project
Reclamation Program Science and Technology Program

Location Information

Location Description The Bureau of Reclamation’s Technical Service Center (TSC) provides innovative solutions to water and power resource issues. The TSC consists of approximately 565 scientists, engineers, and other professional and office staff, and operates a world-class materials and hydraulic engineering laboratory. TSC's mission is to be Reclamation’s preferred provider of science and engineering services, and to be the preferred employer of engineers and scientists in the U.S. TSC values are founded on personal and professional integrity. The TSC is located at the Denver Federal Center, 6th and Kipling, Building 67, Denver, Colorado 80225-0007.
Location Tags Denver Federal Center
Location Parent
State(s) Colorado
Unified Region(s) Upper Colorado Basin
Timezone MT
Elevation 5,619 ft
Vertical Datum NAVD88
Coordinates (lat, long) See Location Details
Horizontal Datum WGS84