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Title: Trans-Alaska Pipeline: status and operation

Abstract

The chairman of the Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. reviews the construction and operation status of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS), which began operating on the June 19, 1977, starting schedule. A number of problems complicated the pipeline startup because low permafrost temperatures required adjustments in the line mixture. Labor difficulties, a cracked weld, and some pumping and power outage problems also developed. Equipment performance is summarized and special modifications to deal with specific climate and environmental problems are noted.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Alyeska Pipeline Service Co., USA
OSTI Identifier:
6739232
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Pipeline News; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 50:4; Conference: API 1978 pipeline conference, Houston, TX, USA, 18 Apr 1978
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; 02 PETROLEUM; ALASKA OIL PIPELINE; PERFORMANCE; CLIMATES; CONSTRUCTION; ENGINEERING; EQUIPMENT; GAS TURBINES; LABOR RELATIONS; MANAGEMENT; MODIFICATIONS; PIPELINES; POWER DEMAND; PUMPS; QUALITY CONTROL; RELIABILITY; SPECIFICATIONS; TRANSPORT; WELDED JOINTS; CONTROL; JOINTS; TURBINES; TURBOMACHINERY; 294002* - Energy Planning & Policy- Petroleum; 022000 - Petroleum- Transport, Handling, & Storage

Citation Formats

Patton, E L. Trans-Alaska Pipeline: status and operation. United States: N. p., 1978. Web.
Patton, E L. Trans-Alaska Pipeline: status and operation. United States.
Patton, E L. Thu . "Trans-Alaska Pipeline: status and operation". United States.
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title = {Trans-Alaska Pipeline: status and operation},
author = {Patton, E L},
abstractNote = {The chairman of the Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. reviews the construction and operation status of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS), which began operating on the June 19, 1977, starting schedule. A number of problems complicated the pipeline startup because low permafrost temperatures required adjustments in the line mixture. Labor difficulties, a cracked weld, and some pumping and power outage problems also developed. Equipment performance is summarized and special modifications to deal with specific climate and environmental problems are noted.},
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journal = {Pipeline News; (United States)},
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volume = 50:4,
place = {United States},
year = {1978},
month = {6}
}