Project #913

Effects of Electrical Grounding on Pipe Integrity and Shock Hazard

$361,642
Completed
Principal Investigator
Steven
Duranceau
Research Manager
Roy L Martinez
Contractor
AECOM

Abstract

Evaluates the relationship between electrical currents and the service life of distribution pipe materials. Provides guidance to mitigate the potential for electrical shock hazard to utility personnel. Recommendations include those relating to shock protection issues, grounding electrical systems to metallic underground water pipelines, and external corrosion caused by current flow. Published in 1996. (Still available to Foundation subscribers as Order 90702.)