Laboratory and field tests have been used to characterize the performance of Galvalume corrugated steel pipe. Galvalume, galvanized, and aluminum-coated Type 2 sheet were subjected to laboratory tests designed to measure corrosion resistance in salt spray (ASTM B 117), cyclic standing water, and full immersion. Abrasion resistance and asphalt adhesion were also tested. In all tests Galvalune sheet demonstrated the best relative performance. Results of field tests that compared nearly 1,000 ft each of Galvalune and galvanized corrugated steel pipe at 16 sites in the northeastern United States substantiated the laboratory predictions. After 9 to 9.5 years, the Galvalune inverts and intermittently wet zones inside the pipe, where service is most severe, were overall in much better condition than those of the galvanized pipes.

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 69-76
  • Monograph Title: Symposium on durability of culverts and storm drains
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00450737
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309038103
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Feb 28 1986 12:00AM