Fibrwrap Construction Rehabilitates Large Diameter PCCP For The Lower Colorado River Authority
Pipeline Rehabilitation Solutions
The Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) owns and operates fossil and hydro power stations, manages the lower Colorado River and supplies water in Texas. LCRA’s Fayette Power Station is a three-unit fossil power plant and two of their units use pre-stressed concrete cylinder pipe (PCCP) to deliver cooling water to the turbines. After conducting a condition assessment of the cooling water system, their site and corporate engineering team specified carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP) materials for critical and necessary structural rehabilitation of portions of the PCCP pipelines. CFRP technology would be the most cost-effective solution – able to provide a fully structural rehabilitation during a standard maintenance outage with limited access conditions.