Vegetated Riprap Could Prevent Future Pipeline Exposure

Pipeline exposure

Case Study: Pipeline Exposure in New Mexico

Three pipelines cross an unnamed waterway in New Mexico. Sparse vegetation grows in soil composed of clay and sand. Heavy rainfalls have eroded the soil, resulting in headcutting and streambed degradation that exposed one of the pipelines. The project area was graded to create uniform contours, followed by the installation of a system of Submar

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Types of Turbidity Curtains

When a company digs a trench to install pipelines, the flow of water should be a significant concern. This is the case for companies installing pipes underwater as well as those installing pipelines on land. If companies fail to account for this, pipeline exposure may grow into a severe problem. Pipeline exposure tends to be

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Submar Lexicon: MSE, Mechanically Stabilized Earth

When dealing with pipeline erosion control, one of the terms often used in the industry is “Mechanically Stabilized Earth” (“MSE”). To garner a better understanding of the issues you face when dealing with pipeline erosion control, it is in your best interest to have a firm understanding of what MSE is and how it impacts

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