Pipe Performance in Kentucky

  • Allen, David (PI)

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Description

OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this project are to: 1) document the appropriate installation and construction procedures to insure adequate pipe performance; 2) review guidelines for utilization of the various pipe materials, location, fill height, etc; and 3) make recommendations regarding necessary changes to current procedures. BACKGROUND: Kentucky currently pennits a variety of pipe materials to be utilized in various installations across the state. Due to the different physical characteristics of these materials, comparing the performance of these pipes may be difficult. The Transportation Center conducted a quick inventory of HDPE pipe installations in 2005 to document their performance to date. In addition four trial projects are being installed in 2006 to monitor the construction activities of various pipe materials. FY 2007 PROPOSED WORK: It is anticipated that installation procedures will be documented and the guidelines review will be initiated during the 2007 fiscal year. PROGRAMMED COST FY 2007: TOTAL ESTIMATED COST: $100,000 $220,000
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date7/1/066/30/07

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