DESERT PROJECT SHOWS HOW BIG, HOT LINE IS REHABILITATED

The successful field rehabilitation of a section of a 48-in. oil pipeline, the largest diameter job vet, has advanced the prospects for routine use of this in situ technique. The trial project on 4,960 m (nearly 3 miles) of the Saudi Arabian Oil Co. (Saudi Aramco) QJ-3 oil pipeline was completed in April by Al-Qahtani Pipe Coating Terminal of Dammam, Saudi Arabia. The 48-in. OD pipeline is a Grade B, spiral weld seam pipe with 0.375-in. wall thickness. It was originally coated with single wrap

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