Forensic Engineering Studies and System Repairs


Where:

Darwell, AB

When:

2020

GROOVED MECHANICAL COUPLING FAILURE ANALYSIS AND PIPING SYSTEM REPAIR RECOMMENDATIONS

Clark Engineering was retained by JCI to review a heating water piping system at a rural Alberta school and propose a solution for repair of frequent leaks.

Review of the piping system lead to extensive dialogue with grooved mechanical coupling manufacturers and review and research into grooved mechanical coupling piping system installation. The school board wished to pursue full replacement of the piping, but Clark Engineering was able to work with coupling manufacturer to replace the mechanical couplings and recertify the piping system including a 25-year warranty.

The school heating water piping system is set to be repaired summer 2020.