A Cast Iron Pipe is a pipe made of cast iron.
Cast iron pipes were first recorded to be used as water distribution conduits in Germany in 1455. The oldest existing cast iron pipe is still in use in France, in the gardens of the Chateau de Versailles.
Cast iron pipe failure modalities are
- Circumferential crack
- Longitudinal crack
- Crack at the bell
- Holes in the pipe wall due to corrosion