American Society of Civil Engineers


Steel Penstocks



(Manual of Practice No. 79)

by ASCE Task Committee on Manual of Practice for Steel Penstocks, Energy Division, ASCE, Richard D. Stutsman, (committee chairman)
New York, NY: American Society of Civil Engineers, 978-0-87262-951-6 / 0-87262-951-1, 1993, 432 pp.     (Barcode: RMI MK31584)

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Document type: Books - Manual of Practice
Award Title: Rickey Medal, 1994
Abstract: Steel Penstocks, ASCE Manuals and Reports on Engineering Practice No. 79 covers the design, manufacture, installation, testing, startup, and maintenance of steel penstocks, including branches, wyes, associated appurtenances, and tunnel liners. The manual was prepared by a special ASCE Task Committee under the supervision of the Hydropower Committee of the ASCE Energy Division. The Task Committee’s goal was to review all available penstock literature in order to bring the information together into one document. Since Steel Penstocks is intended for the engineer or designer who has very little experience with penstocks or pressure vessels, the manual provides a commentary on background as well as specific design, manufacture, installation, testing, startup, and maintenance requirements.


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ASCE awards & prizes
Conduits
Steel structures
Pressure vessels
Installation
Maintenance