Saturday, December 12, 2009

Brittle Pipeline Syndrome

Seems that a once healthy, viable, well cared for pipeline has tragically developed none other than...dum, dum, dum...BRITTLE PIPELINE SYNDROME!

Taylor ISD bus crew saw some bubbling brew and contacted the Taylor fire department. They said, "HEY! Don't move a muscle, don't even hustle...that there's a gas leak!" Atmos gas provider was called to the scene, started digging and digging until it was discovered that that old gas line was older than dirt, all brittle you see, and had to be replaced. Do you think this syndrome could spread?


Jovan Gonzales said...

I don't get it. Am I missing a link to a broken pipeline or something? Is this something caused by the "cold" weather?

I loooooove the theme song, hahaha. Good laughs at that!!!

Blasé said...

Well I'll be Darned!

Cheap Tricks and Costly Truths said...

Jovan, ugh! I couldn't find the story...the fellow that emailed it to me had the link all messed up, and well, darlin' I was on my way out the door for some dancing! But I've since found the link, finished the blog and all is well. Hadn't realized the darned the posted!

Jovan Gonzales said...

Well, thanks for fixing! I was highly intrigued! That's horrible!!! You know, it's probably already happening tons right now, as we type!!!

Hopefully, they are on the problem and proactively replacing them ... oh yeah ... this is gas companies we're talking about. They are like railroads ... they don't put an electric crossing guard until someone dies -- even still sometimes nothing gets done. Oh so logical.

Now I'm all worried about the pipelines and such around our land (none on or under because we don't allow it!!! ^_^).

Cheap Tricks and Costly Truths said...

That's awesome that you get to say what goes on and under your land...very fortunate, my little friend.

I think that we'd have plenty of jobs available if the industry would just take care of business...properly. They know that increasing the pressure in lines should mean replacing the pipe. When the ex hubby worked for Composite Lining Systems, that's what they did...lay the pipe. He knew all about O rings and stuff that I had NO clue about. I remember him mentioning that the company started buying the O rings and other stuff from China (I know it sounds cliched, but it's a true story). The rings were failing. When brought to the company engineer...told the guys..."Make it work." Yeah, make it work.