Design of Ductile Iron Pipe Systems

by Richard W. Bonds, Ductile Iron Pipe Research Assoc, Birmingham, AL, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Pipeline Infrastructure


To ensure a reliable, low maintenance infrastructure capable of withstanding the test of time, proper initial design is essential. The basis of the design standard for ductile iron pipe is that it behaves as a flexible conduit. This paper presents proper thickness design, soil evaluation and, when required, recommended corrosion protection method for ductile iron pipe to ensure a trouble-free infrastructure.

Subject Headings: Cast iron | Iron (material) | Pipelines | Infrastructure | Maintenance | Standards and codes | Conduits | Thickness

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