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Catalog Number 2016.015.001.111.6
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 two heaters around a section of unwrapped pipe in a snowy landscape. The heaters are cylindrical and wrap around the exterior of the pipe. The heaters both have black tubing connecting to their sides and a set of metal runners on the underside. Metal loops at top provide a place to attach the units to an overhead metal structure.
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
Cranes
Industry
Landscape photographs
Petroleum industry
Pipelines
Search Terms Construction
Equipment
Heater
Landscapes
Petroleum industry
Radiation chemistry
Raychem Corporation
Trans-Alaska Pipeline