Proposed Standard Will Aid in Pipeline Repair
ASTM International’s committee on plastic piping systems (F17) is developing a proposed standard that will provide procedures for rehabilitating or reconstructing pressure pipelines and conduits used for water, sewer, gas, and petroleum.
The proposed standard (WK60068) describes the robotic application of a structurally independent spray in place pipe (SIPP) inside pipelines. Such application is useful for the rehabilitation of pressure pipelines constructed of steel, cement, cast and concrete iron, and other related materials that can host spray-applied thermosetting linings. The linings have been certified by the material manufacturer through third parties, for SIPP lining of pressure pipelines.
Kent Weisenberg, CEO/CTO of SippTech and committee chair, notes that the only current SIPP standard available to municipal and industrial engineers is for structurally interactive lining systems, where there needs to be cohesive strength with the host pipe for the lining to be effective.
Municipal and industrial engineers will find this standard most useful for specifying lining projects that require a structurally independent rehabilitation method for pipe systems.
ASTM welcomes participation in the development of its standards. Become a member at www.astm.org/JOIN. The next meeting of ASTM International’s committee on plastic piping systems is Nov. 5, 2018, Washington Hilton, Washington, DC, USA.