I had never once thought about what went into making pipes. It was something that just never crossed my mind and as a result, I kind of just ignored it. However, I do have to say that the process of pipe fabrication is actually a really interesting one that involves a number of large machines that take a big piece of heavy sheet metal that is then rolled and wielded to seal off the side of the pipe. These are then the pipes that are often used in a variety of different industrial settings.
From what I have read, I think that these pipes are then used in a setting in which power or materials are flowed through the pipe. When we hear about the big projects like the Keystone Pipeline that would take oil from the Canadian Tar Sands down to Texas to be refined, we are talking about the use of these large pipes. What would occur is a company that produces these pipes would be in the process of fabricating a large number of them that are then put into place by pipe fitters. These individuals would be tasked with making sure that all of the oil from the tar sands makes it down to Texas without having any spills or anything like that that could significantly harm the environment. Obviously, there is a lot of worry that would go into the making of a large pipeline like this.
There are a lot of different opportunities for something to go very wrong and for this, I think that it is important to keep in mind that there would be a huge number of negative consequences if something did go wrong. In order to make sure that the pipe was solid enough, I think that you would want to hire a bolt torquing service that would be able to take all of the various pieces and tighten the joints between them. This allows for the pipe to be more sturdy because it would be segmented and then held together with bolts and fasteners that have thousands of pounds of pressure that keep them together.
To me, this would probably be the safest route, but I have to imagine that those are the types of plans that would be put into place to make sure that no environmental disasters occur. If one were to occur because of the quality of the pipe fabrication, I think that there would be a gigantic uproar among not only environmentalists, but also the media and everyday folks that would be impacted. I am also certain that the pipe fabricators would be held legally responsible for anything negative that would happen to that site. It would be a very similar situation to the Exxon Valdez that sank off of the coast of Alaska. There were a huge amount of reparations that had to be paid as a result of the mess.