Failures of Prestressed Concrete Cylinder Pipe (PCCP) throughout North American municipal water transmission systems since the 1970’s has led to the development of a myriad of rehabilitation technologies. Besides removing and replacing full sections of distressed pipe with new pipe, the most widely used method of rehabilitation of PCCP is the structurally independent, Type IV relining of the host pipe with steel cylinders. Referred to as Steel Cylinder Relining or Sliplining, both of these semi-trenchless technologies allow a fully structural renewal of long lengths of PCCP in an economical and expeditious manner. The differences between Relining and Sliplining are discussed from the standpoint of manufacture, flow capacities, design, planning, installation and corrosion protection. The paper also provides a description and comparison of other rehab technologies.
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