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Pipe Material Considerations in Infrastructure Design

OnDemand Webinar (92 minutes)

America's water and sewer systems are facing an infrastructure crisis. As much as 80% of the value of these systems is in pipe. Although many of these pipes have served admirably, some with as much as a century of service or more, the time has come to begin replacing these pipes. How then does the design and utility professional get the most out of their piping dollar? Although there are many choices in modern pipe materials, appropriate, conservative, design procedures need to be followed for each in order to achieve the value these materials offer. They then must be installed in accordance with recommended practice and guidelines. This OnDemand Webinar will assist the piping professional in making appropriate choices and decisions among the various piping materials.

Learning Objectives:

  • You will be able to review the basics of production of ductile iron pipe per AWWA C151.
  • You will be able to discuss internal pressure.
  • You will be able to explain corrosion and its control.
  • You will be able to review operation and maintenance considerations.


Allen H. Cox, P.E., Ductile Iron Pipe Research Association
Paul H. Hanson, P.E., Ductile Iron Pipe Research Association


Manufacture and Features of Ductile Iron Pipe

• Review of the Basics of Production of Ductile Iron Pipe per AWWA C151

• Features of DI Pipe Including Cement Mortar Lining, Hydraulics, Joints, Environmental Considerations


Pipe Design for Various Piping Materials

• Internal Pressure

• External Load

• Thrust Restraint

Other Design and Service Considerations

• Corrosion and Its Control

• Installation to Minimize Stress

• Operation and Maintenance Considerations

Summary, and Questions and Answers