Managing Pipework Systems in Dams - A CIRIA Guidance Webinar

This webinar provides an overview of the new CIRIA guide Pipework, valves and associated equipment in dams (C789) , the scope of which updates, reviews and extends previous guide 'Valves, Pipework and Associated Equipment in Dams - Guide to Condition Assessment (R170)'.


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The average age of UK reservoirs is around 125 years' old and this also generally applies to their pipework systems that are critical to the safe operation of a dam. Pipework systems in dams is a collective term for pipes, valves, gates and associated equipment, along with fittings, joints, jointing materials, supports, restraints and drainage pipework.

Poor maintenance of existing equipment in dam structures is one of four primary causes of dam failure and can have severe operational and safety consequences. CIRIA's new guide sets out practical guidelines on the effective operation, maintenance and implementation of any works related to pipework systems in existing dams.

The CIRIA project was funded by Anglian Water, Arup, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, Environment Agency, Northern Ireland Water, Scottish Water, Severn Trent Water, SSE, Thames Water, United Utilities and Yorkshire Water.

Who should attend?
Undertakers, reservoir managers, dam operators, asset owners, inspecting engineers, supervising engineers, design engineers, contractors, specialist contractors
Manufacturers and suppliers of pipes, valves and gates

Why attend?
To understand how the new guidance sets out practical guidelines on the effective operation, maintenance and implementation of any works related to pipework systems in existing dam assets. • To illustrate the guide using case studies.
When Wednesday 27 May 2020 11:00 - 12:30
11:00 Welcome and introduction Owen Jenkins, CIRIA
11:05 Guide overview by Arup Tracey Williams and Susana Lopes.
11:35 Talybont case study by Welsh Water Adam Bush and Barry Cotter.
11:50 Llyn Brenig case study by Welsh Water Stephen Shakespeare and Karen Morris
12:05 Q&A with all speakers Moderator: Owen Jenkins, CIRIA
12:30 End of webinar
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27/05/2020 11:00 - 27/05/2020 12:30

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