Failure Analysis of a Water Supply Pumping Pipeline System
AbstractThis paper describes the most important results of a theoretical, experimental and in situ investigation developed in connection with a water supply pumping pipeline failure. This incident occurred after power failure of the pumping system that caused the burst of a prestressed concrete cylinder pipe (PCCP). Subsequently, numerous hydraulic transient simulations for different scenarios and various air pockets combinations were carried out in order to fully validate the diagnostic. As a result, it was determined that small air pocket volumes located along the pipeline profile were recognized as the direct cause of the PCCP rupture. Further, a detail survey of the pipeline was performed using a combination of non-destructive technologies in order to determine if immediate intervention was required to replace PCC pipes. In addition, a hydraulic model was employed to analyze the behavior of air pockets located at high points of the pipeline. View Full-Text
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Pozos-Estrada, O.; Sánchez-Huerta, A.; Breña-Naranjo, J.A.; Pedrozo-Acuña, A. Failure Analysis of a Water Supply Pumping Pipeline System. Water 2016, 8, 395.
Pozos-Estrada O, Sánchez-Huerta A, Breña-Naranjo JA, Pedrozo-Acuña A. Failure Analysis of a Water Supply Pumping Pipeline System. Water. 2016; 8(9):395.Chicago/Turabian Style
Pozos-Estrada, Oscar; Sánchez-Huerta, Alejandro; Breña-Naranjo, José A.; Pedrozo-Acuña, Adrián. 2016. "Failure Analysis of a Water Supply Pumping Pipeline System." Water 8, no. 9: 395.
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