Corrugated Pipe

Definition - What does Corrugated Pipe mean?

A corrugated pipe is surrounded by ridges and furrows on its surface.

Corrugated, in the case of corrugated pipe, is a term that refers to parallel ridges and furrows which fully encircle a pipe. The ridges and furrows follow a pattern that is perpendicular to and bisect the centerline of the pipe. In trenchless applications, corrugated pipes may be iron steel or high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic.

Trenchlesspedia explains Corrugated Pipe

In its Guide for Metal Culvert Rehabilitation and Replacement Using Trenchless Technology, the US Department of Agriculture calls out three potential problems with corrugated pipes.

The issues include a lack of structural stability, insufficient hydraulic capacity and bedding deficiencies, result from engineering or design issues or changes in the surrounding environment or mission requirements over an extended period of time.

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