Recently Hope Creek Nuclear Station identified seven distressed segments of its 144-inch circulating water pipeline in need of repair. Carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP), a trenchless structural repair system, was selected to strengthen the pre-stressed concrete cylinder pipe (PCCP). The PCCP lines at Hope Creek are the backbone of the circulating water system. CFRP is a repair material used to provide targeted structural upgrades within distressed or damaged pipeline sections of the repair. Attendees will learn about this unique material used to extend the life of circulating water pipeline systems.
16-09: Hope Creek Circulating 144-inch Water Pipeline Carbon Fiber
Anna Pridmore, Ph. D, Structural Technologies, LLC