This paper presents and discusses the significant role played by joints in the failures registered in drinking water distribution networks. The three most important failure mechanisms related are presented and a procedure to detect them through the visual measurement of the gap between pipes inside a joint is proposed. The procedure is proved to be a valuable source of information on joint condition after the assessment of a 600-m DN500 PVC pipe.
Failure mechanisms and condition assessment of PVC push-fit joints in drinking water networks
André Marques Arsénio, Ilse Pieterse, Jan Vreeburg, Rob de Bont, Luuk Rietveld; Failure mechanisms and condition assessment of PVC push-fit joints in drinking water networks. Journal of Water Supply: Research and Technology-Aqua 1 March 2013; 62 (2): 78–85. doi: https://doi.org/10.2166/aqua.2013.026
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