Smart Linings For Pipe and Infrastructure

Water Liners

Product standards for cured-in-place pipes and polymeric spray liners, a code of practice with installation requirements, decision tools for asset prioritisation, liner selection and liner performance.

This sub-project involved trialling cured-in-place pipe and polymeric spray liners in water pipes at utilities around Australia, assessing performance through materials testing at Monash University, developing a decision tool to assist with prioritisation of assets for renewal, and writing product standards for product appraisals and a code of practice for installation requirements.

This video provides a brief overview of the products that were trialled, and deliverables produced by the project.

Project Deliverables

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Code of Practice

For detailed information on how to select and install cured-in-place pipe and polymeric spray liners for water pipes the project produced a manual (WSA 202) that details:

  • Information about liner types
  • Quality assurance requirements
  • The liner selection process
  • Surface preparation requirements
  • Lining pipes
  • Quality control
  • Return to service, maintenance, and connections
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Product Standards

Two water industry standards were developed for cured-in-place pipe and polymeric spray liners for water pipes that detail the product performance requirements and product testing requirements to obtain as WSAA product appraisal.

Access CIPP Standard Access Spray Standard

Pipe Evaluation Platform (PEP)

Understanding all the factors that go into choosing a liner is complicated, and it takes time. This is especially true when products are first introduced.

To help with this a decision tool was developed to allow users to easily access the knowledge developed through the smart linings project and make recommendations for when liners can be used and how long they will last.

The Pipe Evaluation Platform was developed by Monash University and is designed to assist asset managers, project managers and liner installers by:

  • Providing a tool to rank pipes by their likelihood of failure;
  • Assessing the condition of the ranked pipes;
  • Recommending suitable types of liners; and
  • Calculating the expected life of the lined pipe
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Project Update at Ozwater 2019

A project update was provided at Ozwater19, this paper outlines the key deliverable of the project. Project update at Ozwater19. Also available through the ozwater…

Poster: Smart decision tools for pipe lining

This poster was presented at Ozwater20 and contains a summary of the decision tool processes for water and wastewaterliners. Smart decision tools for pipe lining…

Smart Linings Technical Workshop (2019)

Technical workshop were held in Melbourne, Sydnay, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide in October and November 2019. The Adelaide workshop was recorded, links to each of…

Smart Linings Project: Media and Articles

Please see links below for articles related to the project: CRC unveils $3m water and sewerage pipes makeover research project (8 February 2018) – Australian…

Smart Linings Project – Summary Report

This report provides an overview of the deliverables from the CRC-P: Smart Linings for Pipe and Infratstructure Project and where to access them. Smart Linings…