PERFORMANCE OF ALUMINUM RIVETED CULVERT IN CALIFORNIA--1978 COOPERATIVE CALTRANS--KAISER ALUMINUM SURVEY

Performance of aluminum riveted drainage pipe has been updated from the 1970-71 survey. After 14 to 18 years' service, Alclad 3004 riveted drainage pipe continues to demonstrate good resistance to most soils throughout the State of California. There is no evidence of any serious corrosion in lap joints. Corrosion is still confined to the thin protective cladding layer at most locations. Although a few instances of culvert perforations have been reported, most have occurred under conditions outside the recommended pH and resistivity limits. In no instance has there been a structural failure, actual or impending. The recommendation is made that Alclad 3004 pipe be accepted by the State of California within the proposed pH and resistivity guidelines. (FHWA)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corporation

    Center for Technology
    Pleasanton, CA  USA 

    California Department of Transportation

    1120 N Street
    Sacramento, CA  USA  95814
  • Authors:
    • Summerson, T J
    • Hogan, R J
  • Publication Date: 1979-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 124 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00325363
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA/ZCFT-79/39 Final Rpt., FCP 45I3-254
  • Contract Numbers: D-4-161
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 15 1981 12:00AM