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Catalog Number 2016.015.001.111.5
Title Untitled (Raychem Desertclad Tape Trial in Alaska), November 1975
Photographer Unknown
Collection Archival Collection
Object Name Transparency, Slide
Category Photographs
Date November 1975
Description Untitled (Raychem Desertclad Tape Trial in Alaska), November 1975. This color slide shows a Caterpillar side boom crawler crane in a snowy landscape that is supporting a section of pipe with a rolling sling during a product trial of Raychem Desertclad heat shrink coating. The yellow painted crane appears at left with a section of unwrapped pipe visible at right. A blue piece of material is covering the front of the crane, and part of the machine is painted with black stripes. A cylindrical heater is partially visible around the pipe just behind the rolling sling. The sky is overcast with gray clouds.
Desertclad was a product that the Raychem Corporation was testing for coating oil pipelines in desert conditions. The trial was performed in Alaska during the time that Raychem was also working on coating the Trans-Alaska Pipeline.
Studio Unknown
Subjects Construction
Cranes
Industry
Landscape photographs
Petroleum industry
Pipelines
Search Terms Construction
Equipment
Landscapes
Petroleum industry
Radiation chemistry
Raychem Corporation
Trans-Alaska Pipeline