Condition Assessment & Rehab of Asbestos Cement Pipelines, January 24, 2017


Asbestos Cement (AC) pipes form substantial portion of water and wastewater pipe inventory in many municipalities. AC pipes were favoured to replace metallic pipes because of their relatively better corrosion resistance properties. However, as the AC pipes are reaching the end of their useful service life, the longevity and serviceability of deteriorating pipes is a major concern in many jurisdictions. This workshop will present the AC pipe material properties, failure modes and mechanisms, testing and condition assessment, and rehabilitation and replacement techniques.

Location: Mississauga Grand, 35 Brunel Rd, Mississauga, ON L4Z 3E8

Tentative Schedule:

7:30 – 8:30| Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 9:00 | AC Pipe Characteristics and Modes of Failure, Rizwan Younis, University of Waterloo

9:00– 9:30| Locating the AC: Techniques in Locating Non-metallic Pipe without Tracer Wire, Lawrence Arcand, T2 Utility Engineers

9:30 – 10:00 | An Overview of Condition Assessment and Testing Methods for AC Pipes, Paul Murray, Echologics

10:00– 10:15 | Refreshment and Networking Break

10:15– 10:45 | Condition Assessment of AC Pipe and How it Fits into the Asset Management World, Alain Lalonde, Echologics

10:45 – 11:15 | Autonomous MSI, Electroscan, and PPR in AC Pipes, Gord Henrich, Pipelines Integrity Technology/Csaba Ekes, SewerVue

11:15 – 12:00 | Overview of Rehabilitation Techniques for AC Pipes, John Matthews, Pure Technologies

12:00– 12:45 | LUNCH

12:45 – 13:30 | Environmental Regulations and Considerations for Rehabilitation of AC Pipes, John Matthews, Pure Technologies

13:30 – 14:00 | Rehabilitation of AC with Composite Slipliner Pipe (CSLP), Chris Penic, Ontario Excavac

14:00 – 14:15 | Refreshment and Networking Break

14:15 – 14:45 | The Ins and Outs of CIPP for AC Watermains, Geoff Britnell, Fer-Pal Construction

14:45– 15:15 | CIPP for Watermain: A Case Study of Protecting Against Failure, Geoff Britnell, Fer-Pal Construction

15:15– 15:45 | Pipe Bursting for Asbestos Cement: Is Pipe Reaming the Preferred Way?, Andy Braithwaite, Braithwaite Drilling Supply


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