17 April 2012

Pipeline Construction

The welding crew was back at the Wilmot Pipeline today preparing the 24 inch pipeline sections for pressure testing. These sections of the pipeline pulled through the directional drilling bore hole to get the pipeline across Route 467 and Johnson Creek.

End caps and fittings are welded onto the pipeline sections so water and compressed air can be used to test the pipeline for leaks before it is pulled through the bore hole.

Some of the end caps need to have the end of the pipe cut on a bevel prior to welding. These pipe cuts are make with a special cutting torch. Setting up the cutting torch.

Cutting the pipe.

Welding fittings onto the pipeline.

Welding an end cap on the pipeline section.

Somebody can't wait for the end of the day to play.

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