CEATI International is pleased to announce the recent publication of their guidance documents focused on the inspection and maintenance of penstocks. These reports were developed within CEATI’s Penstock Task Force, a dedicated group of over 50 hydropower utilities from around the world, and feature case studies and best practices gathered from:
Report #0388: Penstock Inspection and Assessment Reference Manual
Published August 2016, this manual provides guidance that can be used by hydropower owners to make informed decisions concerning the inspection and assessment of penstocks. This guide was developed with the integration of two existing ASCE publications: Guidelines for Evaluating Aging Penstocks (1995) and Guidelines for Inspection and Monitoring of In-Service Penstocks (2000). Information from these guides was updated and details on penstock failure modes and risk added. There are four sections in the reference manual:
Section 1.0: Evolution of Penstock Design and the Hydroelectric Industry
Section 2.0: Initial Penstock Assessment
Section 3.0: Detailed Penstock Assessment
Section 4.0: Asset Management of In-Service Penstocks
Collaboration is at the heart of CEATI International’s mission, bringing together over 150 utilities across 22 different programs to foster knowledge sharing and the development of best practices and guidance. These penstock reference manuals are the direct result of such collaboration and demonstrate the benefit and importance of participation. For more information on how to get involved, please contact [email protected].
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