DOE: Rapid Encapsulation of Pipelines Avoiding Intensive Replacement (REPAIR)

REPAIR seeks to develop the suite of technologies required to rehabilitate cast iron, wrought iron, and bare steel natural gas distribution pipes by developing technologies that will enable the automated construction of a new pipe inside the old pipe. In order for the program to be successful, the new pipe must meet utilities’ and regulatory agencies’ requirements, have a minimum life of 50 years, and have sufficient material properties to operate throughout its service life without reliance on the exterior pipe.

Deadline: April 20, 2020

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