Development of a Pipeline Deterioration Model


Water utilities operate under tight budgets, and it is critical to understand and adequately plan for wastewater pipeline rehabilitation and replacement. Performance prediction and infrastructure deterioration models are crucial to assess the remaining service life of pipelines. 

This webcast focused on the findings of the WRF project, Development of Protocols and Methods for Predicting the Remaining Economic Life of Wastewater Pipes (4882). This project developed the Remaining Economic Life Analysis (RELAY) Tool, a gravity and force main pipe performance deterioration model that predicts the remaining economic life of wastewater pipe for infrastructure asset management. Webcast attendees should learn how this tool accurately predicts wastewater pipeline performance, estimates remaining life, and provides asset deterioration curves.

Sunil Sinha, PhD, Virginia Tech
Berk Uslu, PhD, GHD

Walter Graf, Research Program Manager, The Water Research Foundation

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