Water operators learn all about steel water pipe in this training DVD, part of the five-DVD Pipe Profile Series.
Steel is acknowledged as one of the most important and utilized building materials of modern industry. Steel piping for water lines has a long history of use in the US dating back to the 1850’s. Steel has great strength and resists water hammer and surge. Steel pipe has the ability to yield or deflect under a load while resisting it (bend without breaking) making it suitable for placement under streets and highways. Steel often performs under difficult conditions such as stresses that come from uneven bedding, misalignment and changes in temperature.
The DVD illustrates the characteristics of steel pipe used in water supply. Areas of discussion include:
• Advantages, disadvantages, and concerns
• Thermal effects and weathering
• Guideline for proper transportation, receiving, unloading, inspection, and storage
• Working characteristics
• Basic installation procedures and considerations
• Bedding and backfill requirements
• Basic pipe repair
• Maintenance, testing, and record-keeping
All information in Steel Pipe is based on related AWWA Standards and AWWA Manuals of Water Supply Practices - your assurance of current, water industry-approved information.
This video is approximately 17 minutes.