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What Is A Siphon?

In the oil and natural gas pipeline industry, a siphon refers to a section of pipe that is laid across an obstacle. Companies can use siphons as an erosion control measure no matter if the barrier is human-made or natural. Other examples where companies would potentially want to use a siphon are:

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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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