Evaluation of Polyethylene Snap-Tite Pipe Liner

The objective of this research project was to evaluate the process and performance of lining an existing pipe culvert with a polyethylene pipe liner. The pipe liner used in this project is called Snap-Tite pipe liner. This process, referred to as pipe lining, was sought as an alternative to the conventional removal and replacement methods due to the fact that it is cost effective, minimizes disruptions to the traffic flow and has fewer possible impacts upon the environment. This project was located at SR 4018, Segment 50 Offset 800 in Erie County. In addition to adding the pipe liner, the liner was extended approximately 12 feet on the inlet side of the culvert so as to align the pipe with the stream and allow for flattening of the existing slope. The performance of the liner was monitored for buckling through yearly inspections for 4 years. Very little buckling was reported and a provisional special provision will be generated for Department use.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Date on Report Documentation Page is April 2007. Title on Report Documentation Page is: Evaluation of 63" Snap-Tite Pipe Liner.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

    Bureau of Construction and Materials, 1118 State Street, P.O. Box 2926
    Harrisburg, PA  United States  17105-2926

    Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

    Engineering Technology and Information Division, 1118 State Street, P.O. Box 2926
    Harrisburg, PA  United States  17105-2926

    Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

    Bureau of Planning and Research, 400 North Street, 6th Floor
    Harrisburg, PA  United States  17120-0064

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Sukley, Robin
  • Publication Date: 2006-7

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Maps; Photos;
  • Pagination: 21p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01144538
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-02-008+99-05
  • Files: NTL, TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 13 2009 12:38PM