FRP for Pipelines Case Studies

120-Inch Dominion Pipe

A carbon fiber-reinforced polymer system was used as a liner to provide corrosion protection and nominal hoop tension strength on a 120-inch diameter steel pipe at a nuclear power plant in Yorktown...

36-Inch Pipeline Rehab Beneath Planned Railroad

Howard County, Maryland receives one-third of its water supply by means of the Southwest Transmission Main, a 10-mile long pipeline ranging in diameter from 36 inches to 66 inches. In 2006, the Coun...

66-Inch I-25 Steel Pipeline Rehabilitation

Denver Water experienced a catastrophic failure in February 2008 when a section of a 66-inch steel pipeline that conveys water to the northern part of the City failed under I-25 due to a sudden sur...

66-Inch I-270 PCCP Pipeline Rehabilitation

In March 2013, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) contracted a third party inspection company to perform an electromagnetic survey to assess the condition of their 2,990 feet of 66-inch PC...

Beacon Street Tyfo® Project

A 48-inch cast iron water main was installed in the Brookline area of Boston in 1870 to provide additional potable water supply to residents. Almost 150 years later, this pipeline today now supplie...

External Fiber Strengthening of Pipeline Saves Industrial Facility from Shutdown

Fibrwrap Construction aided a large industrial facility in the United States by renewing a 300-ft. cast iron pipeline constructed in the 1920s. The pipe, with pipe segments ranging from 24 inches t...

Mississippi River Power Corporation Pipe Rehab

Carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP), a repair alternative for failing pipe sections and joints as well as other emergency applications, offers a shortened construction schedule, minimal curing time...

Nuclear Power Plant Pipe Rehabilitation

The client determined that they needed to structurally strengthen their 84-inch diameter discharge headers on four 84-inch diameter pipelines after many spot repairs to remediate leaking issues which ...

Penstock Rehabilitation Using CFRP

In 2012, power output dropped at Mississippi River Power Corp.'s 4.6-MW Brian J. Gallagher Generating Station, on the Mississippi River in Ontario, Canada. The turbine was taken offline inspected a...

Refinery Flare Line Repair

In 2014, a client was looking to rehabilitate several long sections of a flare header system by encapsulating it with welded steel. The refinery's inspection department had identified wall thinning on...

Schuylkill River Crossing

In Spring of 2014, Reading, Pennsylvania needed to upgrade the capacity of 42-inch force main running beneath the Schuylkill River. Working with Entech Engineers, the city devised a solution with a mu...

Tampa Uses the Tyfo® System to Rehabilitate Pressure Pipeline

Tampa's Harbour Island, located near downtown Tampa, Florida, is an affluent area with waterfront access across the street from the city's convention center. When Tampa recently upsized a large for...

US Army Corp of Engineers-Zoar Levee 36-Inch Box Culvert Joint Strengthening

The Village of Zoar, Ohio was founded in 1817 by 200 German separatists seeking to escape from religious persecution in their homeland. The village thrived for over 80 years as one of the most succ...