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Catalog Number 2016.
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 row of heaters around a section of unwrapped pipe in an outdoor setting. The heaters are cylindrical and wrap around the exterior of the pipe with an overhead metal structure to support and move the units along the pipe by crane. A flame from one of the heaters is visible at center. The heaters were fueled by propane and would raise the pipe temperature to about 200 degrees Fahrenheit. A person in silhouette stands next to one of the heaters at lower right in the image.
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
Place Alaska
Subjects Construction
Landscape photographs
Petroleum industry
Search Terms Construction
Petroleum industry
Radiation chemistry
Raychem Corporation
Trans-Alaska Pipeline