Activity 3 How do we calculate pipe deterioration rates accurately with respect to the
The overall aim of Activity 3 is to develop models to predict the long-term external corrosion of cast-iron cement lined pipes. The approach currently being used is to develop a corrosion model based on corrosion fundamentals and on documented field observations. The model is intended to describe the amount of corrosion (both general losses and pit depths and, eventually pit size) as a function of exposure period and the main influencing factors. Professor Robert Melchers of the University of Newcastle
is leading this Activity.