Ch.5 - Conduit assessments -surveys, integrity testing and leakage investigations. Ch.6 - Instrumentation and monitoring

David Nash

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Abstract

Reservoir owners and safety engineers have long known or suspected that conduit problems have led directly to a significant number of dam failures and incidents. The mechanisms and modes of failure are well understood, but what is lacking is a single guidance document providing comprehensive information.

This guide covers a wide range of aspects to conduits such as forms and materials used in their construction, failure modes, methods for inspection and assessment (ie surveys, integrity testing, and leakage investigations), and the instrumentation that can be used for such testing.

This stand-alone guide is aimed at reservoir owners and engineers concerned with reservoir safety. In addition, reference to other documents from the UK and those highlighting practice overseas has been provided where appropriate.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDams and reservoir conduits (C743)
Subtitle of host publicationInspection, monitoring, maintenance and repair
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherCIRIA
Pages40-70
Number of pages31
ISBN (Print)978-0-86017-748-7
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2015

Bibliographical note

Co-authors of this book are Hughes, A K, Bruggemann, D A, Gardiner, K D, (Atkins) and Blower, T, Deane, M, (Mott MacDonald)

Keywords

  • Dams
  • Geotechnical instrumentation
  • Non-destructive testing
  • Conduits

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    Nash, D. (2015). Ch.5 - Conduit assessments -surveys, integrity testing and leakage investigations. Ch.6 - Instrumentation and monitoring. In Dams and reservoir conduits (C743): Inspection, monitoring, maintenance and repair (pp. 40-70). CIRIA.