Accession Number : ADA263750


Title :   Corrosion Assessment of an Army Installation Gas Distribution System Using MicroGPIPER


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL


Personal Author(s) : Van Blaricum, Vicki L ; Hock, Vincent F ; Setliff, Lewis F


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a263750.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 42


Abstract : The MicroGPIPER program has been developed by the U. S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratories (USACERL) to assist Army installation Directorates of Engineering and Housing (DEHs) in prioritizing sections of underground natural gas distribution piping for maintenance and repair. The prioritization is generated from data collected from field evaluation of the gas distribution and cathodic protection systems, as well as laboratory evaluation of soil samples. The MicroGPIPER program was used as part of an investigation of the severe corrosion problems which had occurred in the gas distribution piping at Fort Jackson, SC. This report describes the step-by- step process used during the investigation, as well as the results and recommendations presented to the Fort Jackson DEH. GPIPER correctly predicted the severe corrosion problems occurring in the family housing area. The process used at Fort Jackson is applicable to other Army installations that need to assess the status of their gas distribution systems. The GPIPER software is designed for use on DOS-compatible microcomputer with at least 640K of RAM and a hard drive. Software and documentation are available from the U.S. Army Engineering and Housing Support Center (CEHSC-FU-S) or from USACERL.... MicroGPIPER, Fort Jackson, SC, Corrosion mitigation management system, U.S. Army Directorates of Engineering and Housing, Gas distribution system.


Descriptors :   *CORROSION , *CONSTRUCTION , *CATHODIC PROTECTION , *PIPELINES , *NATURAL GAS , MAINTENANCE , ARMY FACILITIES , LEAKAGE(FLUID) , UNDERGROUND , SOIL STRUCTURE INTERACTIONS , MICROCOMPUTERS , CORROSION RESISTANCE , STEEL , COSTS , SOILS , REPAIR


Subject Categories : Properties of Metals and Alloys
      Pumps, Filters, Pipes, Tubing, Fittings & Vlvs


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE