Accession Number:

ADA256755

Title:

MicroGPIPER Implementation Guide

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL ENGINEERING AND MATERIALS DIV

Report Date:

1992-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

53.0

Abstract:

The total cost of corrosion at Army facilities is a significant percentage of maintenance and repair budgets. Corrosion of underground steel pipelines used to transport and distribute natural gas often leads to property and environmental damage, and loss of valuable resources. When corrosion problems occur, facility managers must decide to repair or replace pipes. These decisions frequently consider only current needs and are often made on the basis of limited knowledge about the corrosion status of the network. MicroGPIPER is a maintenance management system for underground gas distribution networks that can assist Army facility managers to determine the corrosion status of gas piping networks and to schedule sections of the network for maintenance and repair. MicroGPIPER considers both current and future needs to devise an optimal maintenance strategy. MicroGPIPER also provides a repository for information concerning the pipe network. The MicroGPIPER Implementation Guide describes the MicroGPIPER system and methods of collecting data for input into the system. The MicroGPIPER Users Manual, USACERL ADP Report M-9210, details the operation of the MicroGPIPER software package. MicroGRIPER corrosion underground gas piping maintenance.

Subject Categories:

  • Properties of Metals and Alloys
  • Pumps, Filters, Pipes, Tubing, Fittings and Valves
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Fuels

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE