Guidelines for Evaluating Aging Penstocks

Task Committee on Guidelines of Aging Penstocks of the Energy Division of ASCE

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-7844-0072-2 (ISBN-13) | 0-7844-0072-5 (ISBN-10), 1995, Soft Cover, Pg. 175
22 cm
Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book


Guidelines for Evaluating Aging Penstocks is intended to provide a useful guide to information and engineering techniques for evaluating aging penstocks. This guide covers penstocks constructed of steel, concrete, and wood before 1950. In order to do this, it provides general information applicable to the assessment of all penstocks such as: 1) Methods to obtain historical data pertaining to design, construction, and operation of a penstock; 2) procedures to analyze the existing condition of the penstock; and 3) study techniques for remaining service life assessments. In addition, it discusses field testing and the types of safety concerns to expect at a typical facility. Finally, the guidelines provide details specific to steel, concrete, and wood penstocks and their respective design codes, criteria, construction, and fabrication practices. Example case studies for steel, concrete and masonry, and wood-stave penstocks appear in the appendixes.

Subject Headings: Conduits | Concrete | Case studies | Wood construction | Steel construction | Steel | Field tests


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