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Main Title Performance Evaluation of Innovative Water Main Rehabilitation Cured-in-Place Pipe Lining Product in Cleveland, Ohio.
Author J. Matthews ; W. Condit ; R. Wensink ; G. Lewis
CORP Author Battelle Memorial Inst., Columbus, OH.; National Risk Management Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH. Office of Research and Development.; National Risk Management Research Lab., Edison, NJ. Water Supply and Water Resources Div.
Year Published 2012
Report Number EPA/600/R-12-012; EP-C-05-057
Stock Number PB2012-109459
Additional Subjects Rehabilitation ; Wastewater conveyance systems ; Water distribution systems ; Performance evaluations ; Renewal technologies ; Water mains ; Demonstration projects ; Metrics ; Failures ; Water pipelines ; Sanexen Aqua-Pipe(Trade Mark) ; Water main rehabilitation ; Cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) lining ; Cleveland (Ohio)
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NTIS  PB2012-109459 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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Some utilities are seeking emerging and innovative rehabilitation technologies to extend the service life of and repair a greater portion of their infrastructure systems. However, information on new technologies is not always readily available and easy to obtain. To help provide this information, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) developed an innovative technology demonstration program to evaluate technologies that have the potential to increase the effectiveness of the operation, maintenance, and renewal of aging water distribution and wastewater conveyance systems and reduce costs. This program also could be used to make the technologies' capabilities better known to the industry. This report describes the performance evaluation of a Sanexen Aqua-Pipe(Trade Mark) cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) lining product for water main rehabilitation that was demonstrated in Cleveland, Ohio. The demonstration approach began by developing a demonstration protocol to provide a consistent approach for conducting the project by outlining the approach to plan, coordinate, and perform the demonstration. Specific metrics evaluated under this program included technology maturity, feasibility, complexity, performance, cost, and environmental impact. These metrics were used to identify five emerging and innovative water main rehabilitation technologies for potential demonstration, one of which was the use of a structural CIPP lining, which has potential as a structural alternative to traditional open-cut techniques used in water distribution pipes. The CIPP lining demonstration was completed over the course of a week on seven lining runs spanning a total of 1,996 ft of 6 in. cast iron water main and each lining run passed post-installation pressure testing. A total of 17 of the 63 service connections (27%) had to be reinstated externally due to connections that were flush, located in folds, blocked, deformed during cleaning, or misaligned with the corporation stops. The evaluation metrics showed that the technology is innovative since it has been used at little more than 20 sites in the U.S. with several utilities expressing their willingness to use the technology in the future. The technology met the project rehabilitation requirements and is considered to be beneficial for small, medium, and large utilities in need of structural alternatives to replacement. The project lasted 10 weeks: two weeks for bypass/excavation; seven weeks for pipe preparation, liner installation, and reconnection with the pipe out of service; and one week for site restoration.