Long Term Pipe Storage

Thanks John Cobb, Ireland, WV, for the photo

The photo shows ACP pipe stored in West Virginia in early August, 2016 (19 months ago). Manufacturers recommend no more than 6 months exposure to the sun and elements and supports between layers to ensure “true round.” Now, Dominion proposes to haul this pipe into the mountains further damaging the coating; they intend to make the necessary bends required to traverse mountainous terrain, and they expect to get “good welds” from pipe that has changed shape under its own weight.