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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 close up view of machinery applying white Desertclad heat shrink coating to a section of pipe. A roll of white tape appears at upper left and is rolled onto a large metal pipe at bottom center. The machinery in the image is painted yellow and the surface has multiple chips and scratches.
Desertclad was a product that the Raychem Corporation was testing for use coating oil pipelines in desert conditions. This trial was performed in Alaska during the same period that Raychem was working on coating the Trans-Alaska Pipeline.
Studio Unknown
Subjects Construction
Landscape photographs
Petroleum industry
Search Terms Construction
Petroleum industry
Radiation chemistry
Raychem Corporation
Trans-Alaska Pipeline