Effective asset management of dam & reservoir conduits

This event is currently FULLY BOOKED

This event is currently FULLY BOOKED

This event will launch CIRIA's guide providing comprehensive information on inspection, monitoring, investigation, maintenance and repair of dam & reservoir conduits for reservoir owners and engineers concerned with reservoir safety.
  
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This event is free to attend

Background

Reservoir owners and safety engineers have long known or suspected that conduit problems have led directly to a significant number of dam failures and incidents.

The mechanisms and modes of failure are well understood, but what is lacking is a single guidance document providing comprehensive information on inspection, monitoring, investigation, maintenance and repair of conduits in their various forms specific to UK reservoirs and dams.

The guide 'Dam and reservoir conduits. Inspection, monitoring, maintenance and repair.' (C743) - covers a wide range of aspects to conduits such as forms and materials used in their construction, failure modes, methods for inspection and assessment (ie surveys, integrity testing, and leakage investigations), and the instrumentation that can be used for such testing.

There is also guidance on identifying the optimum solution with respect to the renovation, repair, replacement or abandonment of conduits. Steps to take in the event of a significant failure (ie emergency actions) are given and the importance of accurate record keeping for current and future management of conduits are included.

In addition, reference to other documents from the UK and those highlighting practice overseas has been provided where appropriate.
  

Programme

14.00          Registration and refreshments

14.30          Welcome and introduction
                   David Brown, Principal Reservoir Engineer, Canal & River Trust

14.35           Setting the scene – why was the guide developed?
                   Philip Charles, Project Manager, CIRIA

14.45          Overview of the guide
                   Dr Andy Hughes, Director of Dams & Water Resources, Atkins

                   Tony Bruggemann, Technical Manager, Dams & Reservoirs, Atkins

                  Tim Blower, Technical Director, Mott MacDonald

 
15.30          Refreshments & networking
 
15.50          Case study – Birkenburn Reservoir conduit grouting
                   Andrew Ross, Technical Manager, Scottish Canals
 
16.10         Case study - Upper Rivington and Yeoman Hey Reservoirs
                  Andrew Thompson, Geotechnical Engineer, United Utilities
                 Steven Gledhill, Reservoir Safety Engineer, United Utilities

 
16.30         Q&A Panel
 
17.10         Final thoughts
                  David Brown, Principal Reservoir Engineer, Canal & River Trust
 
17.15         Close and networking reception

When?
10 September 2015, 14.30 - 17.15 (Registration from 14.00) 

Where? 

CIWEM, 106-109 Saffron Hill, London, EC1N 8QS


  

Booking
If you are unable to book online, please contact Patrick Williams on 0207 549 3300 or return the booking form by post or fax.

When
10/09/2015 - 10/09/2015
Where
CIWEM
106-109 Saffron Hill
Amazon Room, 2nd Floor
London, EC1N 8QS
 
 

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