Colonial Pipeline Restarts Line 1 in Alabama

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After nearly two weeks of being shut down following a leak near Helena, Alabama, Colonial Pipeline Co. restarted its Line 1 pipeline on Sept. 21. Following construction and positioning of a 500-ft bypass segment of pipeline around the leak site, Colonial announced it had performed a successful hydrostatic test to confirm its structural integrity and completed the tie-in of the bypass segment to the mainline that morning. With the structural integrity of the bypass line tested and confirmed, Colonial removed inline plugging devices to safely return Line 1 to service. The plugs were installed at both ends of the impacted pipeline segment during the initial…

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