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ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories

Handbook of Case Histories in Failure Analysis

Edited by
Khlefa A. Esaklul
Khlefa A. Esaklul
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ASM International
Volume
1
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-214-3
Publication date:
1992
Book Chapter

Failure of a High-Pressure Water-Line Plug in a Fire Sprinkler System

By
David O. Leeser
David O. Leeser
Consulting Engineer
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Published:
1992
Page range:
159 - 160

Abstract

A white cast iron water-line plug in a fire sprinkler systems split during leak repair. Examination revealed no material flaws, fatigue, or excessive corrosion. The plug head exhibited signs of excessive loads used in attempts to force the plug farther into the pipe. The evidence obtained indicated that the failure resulted from human error.

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David O. Leeser, 1992. "Failure of a High-Pressure Water-Line Plug in a Fire Sprinkler System", Handbook of Case Histories in Failure Analysis, Khlefa A. Esaklul

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