Rust never sleeps: recoating of aboveground bulk water pipes in Brisbane

Paul Utting, LinkWater, The Queensland Bulk Water Transport Authority

Timely renovation of surface coatings is essential to maximise the life of above-ground pipes and avoid loss of service during repair or replacement. LinkWater found that, while appropriate preparation and product choice are important, there are other factors at play. This recoating project demonstrates the importance of appropriate allocation of risk between the contractor and asset owner, the potential to use new products innovatively and the importance of considering stakeholder and environmental issues.


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