Ultrasonic inspection system for wastewater concrete pipes

Shivprakash Iyer, Sunil K. Sinha, Michael K. Pedrick, Bernhard R. Tittmann

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Abstract

Accurate pipeline condition assessment is vital to developing a cost effective and sustainable buried asset management system. Maintenance and rehabilitation of pipeline systems pose a major challenge for most municipalities in North America given their budgetary constraints, demand on providing quality service, and the need for preserving their pipeline infrastructure. This paper presents the proof-of- concept for an automated buried pipeline condition assessment system that can provide additional depth perception of defects in addition to surface assessments provided by current technologies. An ultrasound acoustics-based methodology is proposed to acquire depth perception and complement 2-D crack features available from the SSET camera. Experimental results show that the ultrasound immersion methodology provides rich data for building a reliable defect detection and condition assessment system. The proposed automated inspection system can lead to overcoming many limitations of the current manual inspection practice and can provide a more accurate assessment of buried pipe conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of Pipelines Congress 2008 - Pipeline Asset Management
Subtitle of host publicationMaximizing Performance of Our Pipeline Infrastructure
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
EventPipelines Congress 2008 - Pipeline Asset Management: Maximizing Performance of Our Pipeline Infrastructure - Atlanta, GA, United States
Duration: Jul 22 2008Jul 28 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings of Pipelines Congress 2008 - Pipeline Asset Management: Maximizing Performance of Our Pipeline Infrastructure
Volume321

Other

OtherPipelines Congress 2008 - Pipeline Asset Management: Maximizing Performance of Our Pipeline Infrastructure
CountryUnited States
CityAtlanta, GA
Period7/22/087/28/08

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Concrete pipe
Wastewater
Pipelines
Inspection
Ultrasonics
Depth perception
Asset management
Patient rehabilitation
Acoustics
Cameras
Pipe
Cracks
Defects
Costs

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Building and Construction

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Iyer, S., Sinha, S. K., Pedrick, M. K., & Tittmann, B. R. (2008). Ultrasonic inspection system for wastewater concrete pipes. In Proceedings of Pipelines Congress 2008 - Pipeline Asset Management: Maximizing Performance of Our Pipeline Infrastructure (Proceedings of Pipelines Congress 2008 - Pipeline Asset Management: Maximizing Performance of Our Pipeline Infrastructure; Vol. 321).
Iyer, Shivprakash ; Sinha, Sunil K. ; Pedrick, Michael K. ; Tittmann, Bernhard R. / Ultrasonic inspection system for wastewater concrete pipes. Proceedings of Pipelines Congress 2008 - Pipeline Asset Management: Maximizing Performance of Our Pipeline Infrastructure. 2008. (Proceedings of Pipelines Congress 2008 - Pipeline Asset Management: Maximizing Performance of Our Pipeline Infrastructure).
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Ultrasonic inspection system for wastewater concrete pipes. / Iyer, Shivprakash; Sinha, Sunil K.; Pedrick, Michael K.; Tittmann, Bernhard R.

Proceedings of Pipelines Congress 2008 - Pipeline Asset Management: Maximizing Performance of Our Pipeline Infrastructure. 2008. (Proceedings of Pipelines Congress 2008 - Pipeline Asset Management: Maximizing Performance of Our Pipeline Infrastructure; Vol. 321).

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