A Guide for the Design of Water Transmission Pipelines

This paper discusses the current design practices for the primary water transmission products in the Central and Eastern USA: concrete pressure pipe, ductile iron pipe and steel pipe. It details a more efficient approach to the design of the pipe materials and the preparation of equal alternate specifications. Today, the concrete, ductile iron, and steel industries all utilize the Pressure Class Design approach. The differences in the design of the three products is demonstrated using consistent performance criteria as established in the specifications. American Water Works Association (AWWA) design and installation manuals M-9, M-11, and M-41 cover concrete pressure pipe, steel pipe, and ductile iron pipe, respectively. The products are also covered by AWWA manufacturing and quality assurance standards. Utilizing these standards in a project's design specifications capitalizes on the hours of work and knowledge already invested by industry peers. This paper demonstrates the Pressure Class Design approach procedures and provides useful tools for engineers and owners in the design and specification of water and wastewater transmission lines.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 12p
  • Monograph Title: Pipeline Engineering and Construction: What's on the Horizon? Proceedings of the Pipelines 2004 International Conference, August 1-4, 2004, San Diego, California

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01003255
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0784407452
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 23 2005 3:39PM