September 08, 2016
Geopolymers Part 5 | Summarizing the Cincinnati Sewer Repair

Posted by: Joe Royer

Typical engineering inputs to systems such as the one in Cincinnati include:

  • Diameter of the pipe
  • Size of the pipe
  • Depth the pipe is buried
  • Location of the water table.
  • What, if any, live loads are applied over the pipes
    • Do you have roads running over them?
    • Are they service roads, dirt roads, interstate highways, railroads?
    • Is it under a parking lot, airport system, or other infrastructure?

Each one of the above options has a different load rating, and with it, an engineering calculation to estimate what those loads are.

For this sanitary sewer project, Milliken Infrastructure recommended a complete system material that went beyond just the Geospray product by itself. Our AMS system is a post-coat material that was hand-sprayed in order to fill in voids and prevent liquid capillary action beneath them. It creates a glass-like surface and chemically becomes part of the geopolymer, providing chemical resistance in addition to what GeoSpray offers.

Ultimately, that means a quality product applied with a quality process. The finished engineering is done generally by certified third parties that have developed models based on testing and engineering data that explains how much load different pipes can support and what thicknesses are required.

Still have questions? Our engineering team is standing by at 855.655.6750 to answer them. You can also reach us by filling out a contact form.  

Category: GeoSpray Geopolymer


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