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Catalog Number 2016.015.001.111.3
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 workers overseeing machinery that is applying white Desertclad heat shrink coating to a section of pipe. A large pipe partially wrapped in white tape appears at center left, with a large piece of equipment rolling the tape onto the pipe at center. Three people wearing protective outerwear are visible next to the pipe and machinery at center. Two of the people face away from the camera on either side of a man seen in profile at center who has blond hair and wears an orange hat and brown jumpsuit. Two additional people are partially visible at center right.
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
Industry
Landscape photographs
Petroleum industry
Pipelines
Search Terms Construction
Landscapes
Petroleum industry
Radiation chemistry
Raychem Corporation
Trans-Alaska Pipeline