Valves, pipework and associated equipment in dams - guide to condition assessment (R170)

If you are responsible for the maintenance, operation and safety of dams, whether as an owner, engineer or specialist contractor, this guide will arm you with practical advice on recognising problems that can arise from the deterioration of valves, pipework and associated equipment. The guide sets out a logical step-by-step process for condition assessment, involving location, inspection, monitoring, evaluation of results and remedial measures. It describes how the hazard and risk posed by each element of a dam's pipework system are influenced by its structural and service condition. While the content is concerned with existing reservoirs and is not intended as a design guide for new works, much of the information is relevant to new construction as well. Illustrated by a number of case studies.

Keywords: dams and reservoirs.

ISBN: 978-0-86017-469-1

Author: R A Reader, M F Kennard and J Hay

Number of pages: 160 (paperback)

Publisher: CIRIA

Date of Publication: January 1997