In-line inspection, repairs used on aging Russian product lines

B.V. Samoilov Transnefteproduct Moscow Corrosion pits cover the internal surface of a refined-products pipeline (Fig. 1). A special pump truck has pulled along the pipeline right-of-way to pressurize a refined-products pipeline for hydrostatic testing (Fig. 2). [24,937 bytes] Hydrostatic testing ruptured this products pipeline (Fig. 3). [22,784 bytes] A coiled length of pipeline explosive awaits installation of a segment of line to be cut (Fig. 7). [13,041 bytes] Workers have just finished installing lengths of explosive cord on a segment of line to be cut out and replaced (Fig. 8). [25,149 bytes] The same segment of pip...

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