Plastic Pipe Failure, Risk, and Threat Analysis

The primary objective of the proposed research is to determine the failure risks and threats to plastic gas pipes by conducting failure analyses including a root-cause analysis to identify defects that lead to failure initiation and growth and prioritizing the risks and threats using risk assessment techniques and to identify an inspection technology to mitigate plastic pipe failures, risks and threats.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $494838.00
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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:

    Binns, Terri

  • Performing Organizations:

    Gas Technology Institute

    1700 South Mount Prospect Road
    Des Plaines, IL  United States  60107
  • Principal Investigators:

    Maupin, Julie

  • Start Date: 20060501
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20090430
  • Source Data: RiP Project 35381

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01493807
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: DTPH56-06-T-000004
  • Files: RIP
  • Created Date: Sep 24 2013 1:00AM