INVESTIGATION OF THE FAILURE IN GRI'S PIPELINE SIMULATION FACILITY FLOW LOOP. FINAL REPORT, OCTOBER 1995 - MAY 1996
The GRI Pipeline Simulation Facility contains a 4700-foot-long (1432 m) loop of 24-inch-diameter (600 mm) pipe which can be used to simulate conditions in a natural gas pipeline. The flow loop is designed to support research, development, and demonstrations of inline inspection technologies and equipment. A prototype magnetic flux leakage device was being propelled through the loop using compressed air as the pressurizing medium. Through a sequence of events, a fire initiated and the components of the pig train begun to burn. The pig train travelled another 450-feet (137 m) as the fire progressed toward other components. At this point, the pig train stopped, and the pipeline became overheated and ruptured.
- Original stock has color illustrations; reproductions in black and white. Prepared in cooperation with Global Environmental Solutions, Rocket Center, WV. Sponsored by Gas Research Institute, Chicago, IL.
Kiefner and Associated, IncorporatedWorthington, OH United States 43086
- Vieth, P H
- Maxey, W A
- Mesloh, W A
- Kiefner, J F
- Williams, G M
- Publication Date: 1996-5
- Pagination: 138 p.
- TRT Terms: Corrosion; Electromagnetic properties; Fluxes; Inspection; Leakage; Magnetic detectors; Natural gas pipelines; Pipelines; Wear
- Uncontrolled Terms: Magnetic flux
- Old TRIS Terms: Magnetic detection
- Subject Areas: Maintenance and Preservation; Pipelines; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00730698
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: GRI-96-0188
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Feb 3 1997 12:00AM