Project #2975

Long-Term Performance Prediction of PE Pipe

$594,880
Completed
Principle Investigator
Stewart
Burn
Research Manager
Dr. Jian Zhang
Contractor
CSIRO
Pipes
Asset Management

Abstract

Evaluates and recommends accelerated material life testing methods for buried polyethylene (PE) pipes. Reports the field performance of PE pipes that have been in service for approximately 30 years. Also develops life expectancy methodologies to enable utilities to predict the long-term performance of PE pipes. Research partner: CSIRO. Published in 2007.