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Record number 490295
Title Quantitative non-destructive evaluation of push-fit joints
Author(s) Arsenio, A.M.; Vreeburg, J.H.G.; Rietveld, L.
Source Urban Water Journal 11 (2014)8. - ISSN 1573-062X - p. 657 - 667.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/1573062X.2013.806562
Department(s) Environmental Technology
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2014
Abstract Ultrasound, closed-circuit television (CCTV) and Panoramo (R) are capable of inspecting drinking water pipes and joints of any pipe material. The three tools were tested for their accuracy and reproducibility for gap width sizing in double-socket push-fit joints. The tests were performed at laboratory scale (PVC pipes and joints) in the field (asbestos cement pipes and joints) and in three full-scale tests (PVC) inside pipes used to supply drinking water. In the laboratory tests both accuracy and reproducibility were evaluated. In the field and full-scale tests only reproducibility of the tools was tested. CCTV proved to be the most accurate and reproducible for the application. This straightforward approach is considered to be a surrogate measure for joint's condition.
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