Use of Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites for Pipeline Rehabilitation
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Use of FRP (particularly carbon fiber reinforced polymer) in infrastructure rehabilitation was first tried experimentally in the 1980s and first applications on pipeline rehabilitation started in the late 1990s. FRP has been gaining momentum in the past decade particularly for pipeline rehabilitation mainly due to having the highest strength to weight ratio in the industry and inertness to corrosion. The goal of this presentation is to educate the audience on the fundamentals of pipeline rehabilitation with FRP including materials, design, installation, and QA/QC processes applied in a typical project.
Key concepts to be covered:
- Key parameters in pipe rehab
- FRP material properties
- Use of FRP for infrastructure rehabilitation
- Design principles
- Project examples
Meet your presenter:
V. Firat Sever, PhD, PE, BCEE
- Pipeline Division Manager at QuakeWrap, Inc.
- Worked as a field engineer and consulting engineering pipelines for 15 years, before joining QuakeWrap in 2018.
- Serving on National Pipeline Committees of WEF, NASSCO, and AWWA.
- ASCE Pipelines 2015 Technical Chair.
- Specialties: Underground infrastructure rehabilitation with trenchless technologies, pipeline design.