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Pipe loading and stringing

1. Where is stockpile usually located at?

2. What equipments are used to load and unload the pipes?

3. What will be used to unload pipe from trucks?

4. How to unload pipe in rocky areas and in unleveled terrain?


1. Where is stockpile usually located at?

The stockpile may be located at the pipe manufacturer’s plant, a coating plant, near a port of entry, or near the rail spur closest to the construction site.

 

2. What equipments are used to load and unload the pipes?

The crane is used to load the pipe on trucks. The trucks then haul the pipe to the right-of-way where it is off-loaded with a sideboom placed on wooden skids, end-to-end, on the right-of-way.

 

3. What will be used to unload pipe from trucks?

Pipe shall be unloaded from trucks using a side-boom tractor, crane, or forklift with padded bars or grips. The pipes remaining on the truck during unloading shall be kept under strict control at all times.

 

4. How to unload pipe in rocky areas and in unleveled terrain?

In rocky areas and in unleveled terrain, pipe shall be unloaded onto suitable pads, padded skids, or plastic covered earth berms to avoid damage from rocks and uneven loading distribution.

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