Atlas™ CFE System: Dent with a Gouge
December 28, 2018
A dent with a gouge on a 30” OD horizontal natural gas pipeline that was installed in 1959 needed a repair in Union City, TN. The dent dimensions, including the gouge, were 6” long x 7” wide x 0.177” deep at the 12:00 position. This repair was at a Class 1 location with a nominal wall thickness of 0.344” and Grade X-60 (60,000 SMYS). The ambient temperature at the site was 75° F and the pipe temperature was 64° F.