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Title: Biodeterioration of concrete piling in the Arabian Gulf

Abstract

Concrete is one of the most widely used materials in marine construction because of its characteristic durability in sea environments. Recent inspection of concrete piles installed in the Arabian Gulf has revealed that concrete with high content of calcareous aggregate is susceptible to biodeterioration. Marine rock borers and sponges, which are common in areas where the seabed is composed of limestone rock, have been identified as the marine species responsible for the biodeterioration. Boring organisms pose a significant threat to concrete pile structural integrity. Boreholes deteriorate concrete and expose outer pile reinforcement to seawater. This paper describes the causes and magnitude of biodeterioration of piles installed in the Arabian Gulf and presents design parameters and material specifications for the selected preventive repair system.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Arabian American Oil Co.
OSTI Identifier:
5199355
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Soc. Pet. Eng. AIME, Pap.; (United States); Journal Volume: SPE13687
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
02 PETROLEUM; CONCRETES; BIODEGRADATION; OFFSHORE PLATFORMS; SUPPORTS; OIL FIELDS; PERSIAN GULF; SERVICE LIFE; ARABIAN SEA; BUILDING MATERIALS; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; DECOMPOSITION; GEOLOGIC DEPOSITS; INDIAN OCEAN; MATERIALS; MECHANICAL STRUCTURES; MINERAL RESOURCES; PETROLEUM DEPOSITS; RESOURCES; SEAS; SURFACE WATERS; 020300* - Petroleum- Drilling & Production

Citation Formats

Jadkowski, T.K., and Wiltsie, E.A. Biodeterioration of concrete piling in the Arabian Gulf. United States: N. p., 1985. Web. doi:10.2118/13687-MS.
Jadkowski, T.K., & Wiltsie, E.A. Biodeterioration of concrete piling in the Arabian Gulf. United States. doi:10.2118/13687-MS.
Jadkowski, T.K., and Wiltsie, E.A. Fri . "Biodeterioration of concrete piling in the Arabian Gulf". United States. doi:10.2118/13687-MS.
@article{osti_5199355,
title = {Biodeterioration of concrete piling in the Arabian Gulf},
author = {Jadkowski, T.K. and Wiltsie, E.A.},
abstractNote = {Concrete is one of the most widely used materials in marine construction because of its characteristic durability in sea environments. Recent inspection of concrete piles installed in the Arabian Gulf has revealed that concrete with high content of calcareous aggregate is susceptible to biodeterioration. Marine rock borers and sponges, which are common in areas where the seabed is composed of limestone rock, have been identified as the marine species responsible for the biodeterioration. Boring organisms pose a significant threat to concrete pile structural integrity. Boreholes deteriorate concrete and expose outer pile reinforcement to seawater. This paper describes the causes and magnitude of biodeterioration of piles installed in the Arabian Gulf and presents design parameters and material specifications for the selected preventive repair system.},
doi = {10.2118/13687-MS},
journal = {Soc. Pet. Eng. AIME, Pap.; (United States)},
number = ,
volume = SPE13687,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Mar 01 00:00:00 EST 1985},
month = {Fri Mar 01 00:00:00 EST 1985}
}