Fri, October 17, 2014
Progress has been made on this project by completing the assembly and burial of test pipes for Phase II of this project. Flawed pipe of three different sizes has been fabricated into test strings and bermed over to simulate depth of cover. The strings are suitable for pressurization in order that stress levels in the pipes can be altered. Some of the pipe utilized has now served in six different projects showing the value of having available characterized flawed pipe samples. Testing of the technologies will now take place in the fall.