Pipeline Protection

by Darren Baune, P.E., Project Manager; Carollo Engineers, Walnut Creek, CA,
Emmanuel Aryee, P.E., (M.ASCE), Engineering Unit Manager; Santa Clara Valley Water District, San Jose, CA,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2018, Vol. 88, Issue 2, Pg. 64-69,75-75

Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: To improve the seismic reliability of three critical pipelines, California’s Santa Clara Valley Water District installed what is believed to be the first large-diameter earthquake-resistant ductile iron pipe in the United States. By hardening the pipelines where they cross an active landslide, the project increases system resilience and improves public safety in the event of an earthquake.

Subject Headings: Public health and safety | Seismic tests | Seismic effects | Water pipelines | Earthquake resistant structures | Cast iron | Landslides | Earthquakes | United States

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