Several liners have been introduced to the market, tested individually, but not widely adopted. There is a barrier in broadly adopting liners because of a lack of knowledge of lining materials, design, and long-term performance. In addition, there is no consistent performance and application guidelines and standards, and what standards do exist, do not adequately cover all available products.
The research activities in this sub-project are designed to improve the understanding of product performance, improve utility assets management and provide Australian SMEs and manufacturers with a competitive, first mover advantage through the development of know-how, services, standards and smart tools. The outcomes from this sub-project will be incorporated into documents produced in Sub Project 1 for both water and wastewater.
This work will be led by Monash University (water) and University of Sydney (wastewater). The other parties to this sub-project will have direct involvement in the field testing through the provision of the water test beds, supply and/or application of the product.
The primary goal of this sub-project is to develop product test protocols for existing and new lining products and to develop an understanding of factors influencing installation quality and variability. The key outcomes from this sub-project are:
- Establishment of lab water test beds for lining performance analysis
- Development of product test protocols for existing and new lining products
- Development of understanding of factors influencing installation quality and variability
- Multiple lining type lab and field evaluations of lining functionalities and performance
- Evaluate lining failure modes and models for pipe-liner composites.