Hydraulic Testing of the 24-In. Leidy Line

by Denver S. Patton, Jr.,


Serial Information: Journal of the Pipeline Division, 1964, Vol. 90, Issue 2, Pg. 15-24


Document Type: Journal Paper

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Abstract: The hydraulic proof-testing of Texas Eastern's 24-in. Leidy Line was unique in that the pipeline traversed the roughest terrain yet encountered in hydrostatic testing of 3,313 miles of cross-country major gas transmission lines constructed by TETC. This testing program was planned as an integral part of construction. All main line sections were physically yielded to at least 2,4% above the minimum specified yield. The absence of pipe failures, even under the severe yielding stresses imposed, was conducive to a rapid test. Two methods of filling were used, compounding fill units and gravity method. The test engineers were responsible for conducting all phases of the test. Because of proper planning, control and selection of experienced personnel, no major problems were encountered during the hydrostatic testing or removal of water from the 24-in. Leidy Storage Line.

Subject Headings: Hydraulics | Gas pipelines | Hydrostatics | Natural gas | Construction management | Power transmission | Integrals | Terrain | North America | Texas | United States

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