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Title: Condition assessment of lead based assets
Author: Starling, Neil Peter
ISNI:       0000 0004 2673 2162
Awarding Body: Surrey University
Current Institution: University of Surrey
Date of Award: 2007
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The issue of leakage within the water distribution system is one of importance not only at an economic level for the industry, but there is also a wider environmental agenda, addressing issues of water sustainability and resource management. Very little is known about the factors which lead to failure and ultimately leakage from lead-based assets encompassing both lead service pipes and lead-run joints in cast iron mains. This has led to many repairs being carried out on lead-based assets as a reactive measure, either as part of the mains renewal programme or as leaks are detected. The aim of the present project was to gain an understanding of the significant factors affecting the failure of lead pipes and joints, and the associated mechanisms of failure.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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