Butt Fusion Joint Integrity and Evaluation of NDE Technologies

The program objective is to improve and/or validate the butt fusion process by developing novel analytical solutions and new test approaches to ensure the safe long-term performance of polyethylene (PE) butt fusion joints. This will be accomplished through comprehensive testing and evaluation of combined effects of circumferential stresses and other in-service stresses acting on buried in-service PE joints. Additionally, the program will provide for an in-depth evaluation of the state-of-the-art nondestructive evaluation (NDE) technologies to determine the most suitable or most promising technology to apply or recommend for further development.


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  • Status: Active
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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:

    Kieba, Max

  • Performing Organizations:

    Northeast Gas Association

  • Principal Investigators:

    Fabiano, Angelo

  • Start Date: 20070715
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20100108
  • Source Data: RiP Project 31156

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01492484
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: DTPH56-07-T-000010
  • Files: RiP
  • Created Date: Sep 10 2013 1:01AM