Achieving Maximum Crack Remediation Effect from Optimized Hydrotesting

The project will develop a working model to allow industry to predict the overall benefits of hydrotests. Such a prediction will be made with a consideration of various characteristics of a pipeline including the type of operation, stage of cracking, environmental susceptibility, steel metallurgy, and operation history. When hydrotesting is necessary, the model will help operators select the best parameters that would generate the most effective crack remediation.


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  • Status: Completed
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

    U.S. Department of Transportation
    East Building, 2nd Floor 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Merritt, James

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Alberta, Canada

    Department of Civil Engineering
    Edmonton, Alberta    T6G 2G7
  • Principal Investigators:

    Chen, Weixing

  • Start Date: 20080701
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20120203
  • Source Data: RiP Project 31140

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01492399
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: DTPH56-08-T-000008
  • Files: RiP
  • Created Date: Sep 7 2013 1:00AM