STP922

    Design Criteria for Underground Insulated Piping Systems

    Published: Jan 1987


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    Abstract

    The U.S. Government encountered a series of major failures of underground heat distribution systems in the early 1950s. A task force of engineers from nine federal construction agencies was formed, under the auspices of the National Academy of Sciences, to determine the cause of the failures, to develop design criteria for new systems, and to recommend their implementation.

    This paper details the results of those investigations and discusses the specific design criteria for each system included in the study.

    Keywords:

    thermal insulation, design criteria, underground insulated piping systems, soil condition criteria, expansion of piping, waterproof coatings


    Author Information:

    Govan, FA
    Executive vice president, ZBA, Inc., Cincinnati, OH

    Demetroulis, NM
    President, NMD Assoc., Alexandria, VA


    Paper ID: STP18472S

    Committee/Subcommittee: C16.16

    DOI: 10.1520/STP18472S


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