NOV 15 2012

Pipeline Risk

Industrial Accident, Pipes and Fittings

Following is a recent interesting article from www.ProPublica.org on pipeline risks: Pipelines Explained: How Safe are America’s 2.5 Million Miles of Pipelines? by Lena Groeger ProPublica, Nov. 15, 2012, 2:27 p.m. At 6:11 p.m. on September 6, 2011, San Bruno, Calif. 911 received an urgent call. A gas station had just exploded and a fire…

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MAY 19 2010

Potential Method of Sealing the Deepwater Horizon Leak?

Deepwater Horizon, Pipes and Fittings, Shaped charge

Image via Wikipedia Here’s a suggestion to consider for stopping the Deepwater Horizon leak.  If necessary, use a linear shaped charge to cut the leaking pipe more uniformly.  Then, use a high pressure pipe stopper such as a hydrostatic test isolation plug, for example, the Curtis Wright Flow Control Company’s GRIPTIGHT TEST PLUG GT-24P120, to…

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