SC080049 - Scoping Study - Reservoir Tunnel Safety

Theme:Sustainable Asset Management
Project status:Completed
Start date:11/11/2008
End date:30/11/2009
  • technology and innovation,
  • Flood Defence,
  • safety and risk,
  • engineering and construction,
  • science,
  • Health


This scoping study reviewed the available guidance on the management of reservoir conduits, to consider the need for further research and/or guidance on the inspection, monitoring, maintenance and repair of conduits in UK reservoirs. The key finding from the work was that consolidated guidance is needed to assist in identifying conduit defects at an early stage, helping to reduce the risk of serious reservoir incidents and failures.