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6.2: Pipeline Construction Steps

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    Video: Typical Stages of Pipeline Construction (3:25)

    After a pipeline operator obtains the required permits and satisfies the regulatory requirements, construction of the pipeline may begin. Surveying of the intended route is completed, both aerial and land based, to ensure that no surprises arise during actual assembly of the pipeline.

    Piping being installed in ground
    Pipeline being installed.

    Dave Messersmith

    Pipeline Construction Process

    • Planning route, surveying
    • Permitting
    • Acquiring the right of way (ROW)
    • ROW is cleared
    • Topsoil removed, trench dug
    • "Stringing Pipe"
    • Pipe is welded and contoured
    • Pipe is lowered into trench
    • Pipe is placed underground and site is restored

    6.2: Pipeline Construction Steps is shared under a CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Marcellus Matters via source content that was edited to conform to the style and standards of the LibreTexts platform; a detailed edit history is available upon request.

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