Rehabilitation of Pipelines Using Fiber-reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites

1st Edition

Editors: Vistasp M. Karbhari
Hardcover ISBN: 9780857096845
eBook ISBN: 9780857096920
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 5th May 2014
Page Count: 314
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Rehabilitation of Pipelines Using Fibre-reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites presents information on this critical component of industrial and civil infrastructures, also exploring the particular challenges that exist in the monitor and repair of pipeline systems.

This book reviews key issues and techniques in this important area, including general issues such as the range of techniques using FRP composites and how they compare with the use of steel sleeves. In addition, the book discusses particular techniques, such as sleeve repair, patching, and overwrap systems.

Key Features

  • Reviews key issues and techniques in the use of fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) composites as a flexible and cost-effective means to repair aging, corroded, or damaged pipelines
  • Examines general issues, including the range of techniques using FRP composites and how they compare with the use of steel sleeves
  • Discusses particular techniques such as sleeve repair, patching, and overwrap systems


Engineers and designers in the pipeline and fibre-reinforced polymer areas and manufacturers of pipelines

Table of Contents

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  • 1. Types of pipe repaired with composites: water supply and sewage pipelines
    • 1.1. Introduction
    • 1.2. Pipeline asset management
    • 1.3. Rehabilitation options for large-diameter pipelines
    • 1.4. Motivation for repairing pipes with CFRP composites
    • 1.5. Conclusions
  • 2. Trenchless repair of concrete pipelines using fiber-reinforced polymer composites
    • 2.1. Introduction
    • 2.2. Background
    • 2.3. CFRP liner design
    • 2.4. Material selection
    • 2.5. Methods of repair
    • 2.6. Quality control measures
    • 2.7. Future trends
    • 2.8. Further sources of information
  • 3. Repair of corroded/damaged metallic pipelines using fiber-reinforced polymer composites
    • 3.1. Wet lay-up
    • 3.2. FRP laminates
    • 3.3. Sandwich composite pipe
    • 3.4. Supported penstocks
    • 3.5. Repair costs
  • 4. Comparison of fiber-reinforced polymer wrapping versus steel sleeves for repair of pipelines
    • 4.1. Introduction
    • 4.2. Background
    • 4.3. Principle of operation
    • 4.4. Comparison of capabilities
    • 4.5. Advantages and disadvantages
    • 4.6. Welding onto an in-service pipeline
    • 4.7. Preventing burn-through
    • 4.8. Preventing hydrogen cracking
    • 4.9. Summary and conclusions
  • 5. Time-dependent probability analysis of fiber-reinforced polymer rehabilitated pipes
    • 5.1. Introduction
    • 5.2. Infrastructure management
    • 5.3. Material considerations
    • 5.4. Evaluation of pipe rehabilitation
    • 5.5. Conclusions
  • 6. Use of Clock Spring® as a permanent means of pipeline repair
    • 6.1. The history of Clock Spring®
    • 6.2. The Clock Spring<sup


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About the Editor

Vistasp M. Karbhari

Vistasp M. Karbhari is President of the University of Texas at Arlington, USA. Professor Karbhari has an international reputation for his research on the use of composites in civil engineering.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Texas at Arlington, TX, USA