Test of Strength

Test of Strength - Pipeline rehabilitation passes strain gauge testing after seven years of service


In March 2010, an unusually configured culvert passing under Florida State Route 16 was rehabilitated with a solution called CentriPipe, utilizing PL-8000 fine aggregate composite concrete developed by AP/M Permaform. Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has been monitoring the project closely, with the structural integrity of the rehabilitation of particular interest. PL-8000, whether applied with CentriPipe SpinCaster or in special cases such as the SR 16 project, sprayed onto the internal walls of failing structures, is engineered to provide a structurally sound pipe or culvert, independent of the failing substrate.

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