Evaluation and Method for Qualification of Fiber Reinforced Composite Repair Techniques for Transmission and/or Distribution Pipelines

The objective of the proposed project is to develop a method for qualification of fiber reinforced composite repairs while simultaneously evaluating the products that are currently available for operators. There is no existing standard for the application and use of composite repairs and field trials are limited to the existing conditions during the repair. In addition, a lack of published data increases the risk for improper installation and use of composite repairs under inappropriate conditions, such as exceedingly wet soils, over-protection with cathodic protection systems, and pipelines susceptible to mechanical damage. Thus a guideline for appropriate use, proper preparation, and compatible conditions must be developed. The end result would be a "buyer's guide" for operators and a reference manual providing data concerning appropriate usage, application, and conditions for the use of composite repair patches.


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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:

    Det Norske Veritas, Incorporated

    5777 Frantz Road
    Dublin, OH  United States  43017
  • Principal Investigators:

    Hill, Davion

  • Start Date: 20080701
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20091229
  • Source Data: RiP Project 35324

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01493243
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: DTPH56-08-T-000016, 243208
  • Files: RIP
  • Created Date: Sep 20 2013 1:00AM