TRANSCONTINENTAL GAS PIPE LINE CORPORATION, 30 INCH TRANSMISSION LINE FAILURE NEAR BEALETON, VA
The report describes and analyzes a pipeline failure and resulting fire in a rural area near Bealeton, Va. Although no one was killed or injured, the accident would have been castastrophic if it had occurred in a more densely populated area. The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of the accident was the failure of the 30-inch pipe because of a hydrogen stress crack propagation at a hardspot in the pipe wall. The hardspot probably had been created during pipe manufacture.
- Pipeline Accident Report.
National Transportation Safety BoardOffice of Surface Transportation Safety
Washington, DC United States 20594
- Publication Date: 1974-6-9
- Pagination: 35 p.
- TRT Terms: Crash investigation; Fires; Gas pipelines; Natural gas distribution systems; Rural areas; Stress corrosion; Tearing
- Subject Areas: Pipelines; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00092420
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: NTSB-PAR-75-2
- Files: NTIS
- Created Date: Nov 5 1976 12:00AM