Published Date: 07/10/2020
The purpose of this UKWIR project was to review Asbestos Cement (AC) mains installed in various environments across the UK and Ireland and to develop deterioration and failure prediction models for pipes and joints in collaboration with the Water Services of Australia Association (WSAA) AC pipeline collaborative research project.
The report details the factors that were found to affect failure rates and deterioration of AC mains, and the models developed for forecasting failure rates. It also includes information on condition assessment technologies suitable for AC pipes, and recommendations for the levels of field investigation required to validate the models.
The outputs also contain a model calibration kit including Python scripts that can be used by data analysts to recalibrate the models based on individual company data.