Monday, December 18, 2017

A Crash Course, Part 1: Pipeline Weights

Meghan Connors, President of PipeSak, Inc. published the first article in a new Crash Course series: A Crash Course On Pipeline Weights

Why Pipeline Weights are Used

Buried pipelines have always required a certain level of additional weight to counteract the buoyant force exerted on them from groundwater. Like the hull of a boat in the water, an empty or partially filled pipeline can pop right out of the ground in areas where ground water is present. This fact means that pipeline weights are not an option, they’re a necessity. However, the method used to weight a pipeline also plays a key role… Read more…

 

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