How Landslides Can Seriously Impact Pipeline Sites

Celeste Roberts

How Landslides Can Seriously Impact Pipeline Sites

Landslides are a constant threat to many pipeline sites. Landslides, mudflows, earth slumps, rockfalls, and other types of slope failures threaten job sites in many terrains, not just hills or mountains. They can be fast or slow, wet or dry, small or large, shallow or deep, and reactivated or new. Because of the long, linear

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Pipeline Safety is Paramount for Work Crews and the Public

According to National Transportation Safety Board statistics, pipelines are the safest and most efficient means of transporting natural gas and petroleum products. The pipelines transport trillions of cubic feet of natural gas and hundreds of billions of ton/miles of liquid petroleum products in the United States each year. The approximately 496,000 miles of transmission pipeline

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Ways to Fight Pipeline Site Erosion During the Winter Months

Working on a pipeline site or any construction site during the winter months offers a unique set of challenges. Temporary erosion and sediment control measures installed during frozen conditions may not remain functional under thaw conditions. This means that whatever you put in place to control erosion during frozen conditions also needs to function during

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A Look at How Pipeline Companies Preserve Wildlife

The number of animals listed as endangered, threatened, or a special concern grows year after year. Much of the land that pipelines run through contains wildlife that need special protection, and responsible pipeline companies do everything they can to protect the wildlife population. The Trans-Alaska Pipeline system, or TAPS, runs through some of the wildest

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Top Issues Facing Subsea Pipelines and How to Protect Pipelines Against the Elements

The Gulf of Mexico shoreline is constantly shifting. The northern Gulf, where both pipelines and vessel traffic are most concentrated, experiences rapid shoreline erosion from natural tide patterns and frequent storms. It easy to see how subsea pipelines can be impacted over time. Storms can cause wave- and current-induced movements of nearshore sediments, which can

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Fish Flock to Underwater Pipelines

A study out of Australia is making waves across the world. Turns out that there is real ecological value of offshore infrastructure—at least the fish think so. A first-of-its-kind study has noted that subsea pipelines in north-west Australia provide safe havens for commercially important fish. The research project carried out by The University of Western

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