Sidney A. Taylor, Daniel P. WernerCRC-Evans RehabilitationSystems Inc.Houston Removing old or disbonded pipeline coatings, preparing surfaces for recoating, and applying multicomponent liquid coatings can be accomplished over longer stretches of pipe and at reduced cost with over-the-ditch technology that uses water and air or mechanical abrasion. In jobs for United Texas Transmission Co. and Natural Gas Pipeline Co. of America, a proprietary system of high pressure water-jet blasting for cleaning and air abrasive or mechanical-wheel blasting for surface preparation increased productivity and decreased time required for long-line pipeline reha...

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