Preventing corrosion in water networks
Friday 19 October 2018
14:30 - 16:30
With the resolution on the technical quality of service (RQTI Res. 917/2017/R/idr), in effect since the start of this year, ARERA (Italian Regulatory Authority for Energy, Networks and the Environment) has established minimum service requirements, introducing incentives for reducing losses in water networks. This is certainly a first important step toward a more modern, efficient management of the water system. But losses can be reduced not only by detecting and eliminating them, thought this is important. True improvement of service quality requires a new approach to the design and operation of the networks that will prevent losses and monitor the maintenance status of the pipelines: cathodic protection, along with a careful choice of materials and linings becomes a necessary approach to prevent corrosion in metallic pipelines.
The APCE association, which for over 30 years has been spreading the culture of corrosion prevention in networks, is therefore offering an opportunity to familiarize all utilities with the techniques, criteria, and technologies for protecting the pipelines and the precious resource they transport: water.
ROOM Network maintenance and management - Hall 18 APCE