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An automated repair method of water pipe infrastructure using carbon fiber bundles

[+] Author Affiliations
Sean Wisotzkey, Heath Carr

Fibrwrap Construction, LP (USA)

Ed Fyfe

Fyfe Co., LLC (USA)

Proc. SPIE 7983, Nondestructive Characterization for Composite Materials, Aerospace Engineering, Civil Infrastructure, and Homeland Security 2011, 79832C (April 19, 2011); doi:10.1117/12.880182
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  • Nondestructive Characterization for Composite Materials, Aerospace Engineering, Civil Infrastructure, and Homeland Security 2011
  • San Diego, California, USA | March 06, 2011

abstract

The United States water pipe infrastructure is made up of over 2 million miles of pipe. Due to age and deterioration, a large portion of this pipe is in need of repair to prevent catastrophic failures. Current repair methods generally involve intrusive techniques that can be time consuming and costly, but also can cause major societal impacts. A new automated repair method incorporating innovative carbon fiber technology is in development. This automated method would eliminate the need for trenching and would vastly cut time and labor costs, providing a much more economical pipe repair solution.

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Topics

Carbon ; Water
Citation

Sean Wisotzkey ; Heath Carr and Ed Fyfe
"An automated repair method of water pipe infrastructure using carbon fiber bundles", Proc. SPIE 7983, Nondestructive Characterization for Composite Materials, Aerospace Engineering, Civil Infrastructure, and Homeland Security 2011, 79832C (April 19, 2011); doi:10.1117/12.880182; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.880182


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