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"Ensuring a Reliable Gas Supply: A Seamless Network of Pipelines" With the help of advanced technology and skilled professionals

Background imageGas Supply Collection: Pipeline JLP01_10_02606

Pipeline JLP01_10_02606
CUMBRIA. A view along the route of the Brampton pipeline, showing pipelaying equipment in the foreground lowering the pipeline into a trench

Background imageGas Supply Collection: Thrust boring JLP01_08_077158

Thrust boring JLP01_08_077158
NORFOLK. A view of thrust boring being carried out during the installation of the Fens gas pipeline. Work on laying the Fens gas pipeline started in June 1967

Background imageGas Supply Collection: Pipelaying JLP01_08_076891

Pipelaying JLP01_08_076891
NORFOLK. A pipelayer with a side boom and a team of workers laying a section of the Fens gas pipeline into a trench. Work on laying the Fens gas pipeline started in June 1967

Background imageGas Supply Collection: Welding JLP01_08_076889

Welding JLP01_08_076889
NORFOLK. A view of welding taking place along the Fens gas pipeline, showing a protective canopy erected to cover two sections of pipe being welded together

Background imageGas Supply Collection: Wrapping and sealing JLP01_08_076816

Wrapping and sealing JLP01_08_076816
NORFOLK. A team of workers wrapping and sealing the end of a steel pipe on the Fens gas pipeline. Work on laying the Fens gas pipeline started in June 1967

Background imageGas Supply Collection: Gas pipeline JLP01_08_076813

Gas pipeline JLP01_08_076813
NORFOLK. A view of the Fens gas pipeline, showing protective canopies located at joints along the pipe where sub welds were carried out

Background imageGas Supply Collection: Pneumatic clamp JLP01_08_076807

Pneumatic clamp JLP01_08_076807
NORFOLK. A team of men working on the lining up operation of the Fens gas pipeline, showing the internal pneumatic clamp for locking steel pipes together

Background imageGas Supply Collection: Pipelaying JLP01_10_00159

Pipelaying JLP01_10_00159
NORFOLK. A row of Caterpillar 583 pipelayers with side booms, lifting the Fens gas pipeline into a recently dug trench. Work on laying the Fens gas pipeline started in June 1967

Background imageGas Supply Collection: Pipeline JLP01_10_02619

Pipeline JLP01_10_02619
CUMBRIA. A view along the route of the Brampton pipeline, showing the pipe at a 45 degree angle in the foreground, where it meets a slope

Background imageGas Supply Collection: The Elections in the Metropolitan Boroughs: Finsbury...the nomination on Clerkenwell Green, 1865

The Elections in the Metropolitan Boroughs: Finsbury...the nomination on Clerkenwell Green, 1865. Creator: Unknown
The Elections in the Metropolitan Boroughs: Finsbury election: the nomination on Clerkenwell Green, [London], 1865. The Finsbury nomination took place in front of the Middlesex Sessions House

Background imageGas Supply Collection: Underground works at the junction of Hampstead-Road, Euston-Road, and Tottenham-Court-Road, 1864

Underground works at the junction of Hampstead-Road, Euston-Road, and Tottenham-Court-Road, 1864. Creator: Unknown
Underground works at the junction of Hampstead-Road, Euston-Road, and Tottenham-Court-Road, 1864. View showing...what extensive subterranean works are being constructed in different parts of London

Background imageGas Supply Collection: Pipelaying JLP01_08_077164

Pipelaying JLP01_08_077164
NORFOLK. The Fens gas pipeline being lifted by a row of Caterpillar 583 pipelayers, with two workers crouched at one end of the pipe

Background imageGas Supply Collection: Platform substructure JLP01_11_38577_06

Platform substructure JLP01_11_38577_06
Graythorp, Hartlepool. A view of the Ravenspurn North concrete gravity substructure, seen during the float out from Graythorp, with tugs towing the structure into the Seaton Channel

Background imageGas Supply Collection: Pipeline JLP01_10_02617

Pipeline JLP01_10_02617
CUMBRIA. Welders at work on the Brampton pipeline. In 1975, Laing Pipelines laid the Brampton gas pipeline between Longtown near Carlisle to the east of Bishop Auckland

Background imageGas Supply Collection: Subways for carrying sewers, gas and water supply through Westminster, London, 1850

Subways for carrying sewers, gas and water supply through Westminster, London, 1850
3359136 Subways for carrying sewers, gas and water supply through Westminster, London, 1850; (add.info.: Engraving of subways for carrying sewers, gas and water supply through Westminster, London)

Background imageGas Supply Collection: The London Gas Supply; Sketches showing Method of Manufacture; Interior of Retort House, 1891

The London Gas Supply; Sketches showing Method of Manufacture; Interior of Retort House, 1891. Creator: Unknown
The London Gas Supply; Sketches showing Method of Manufacture; Interior of the Retort House showing the Drawing and Charging Machines, 1891. From "The Graphic

Background imageGas Supply Collection: The London Gas Supply; Sketches showing Method of Manufacture; The Condensers, 1891

The London Gas Supply; Sketches showing Method of Manufacture; The Condensers, 1891. Creator: Unknown
The London Gas Supply; Sketches showing Method of Manufacture; The Condensers, 1891. From "The Graphic. An Illustrated Weekly Newspaper", Volume 44. July to December, 1891

Background imageGas Supply Collection: The London Gas Supply; Sketches showing Method of Manufacture; The Coke Ground, 1891

The London Gas Supply; Sketches showing Method of Manufacture; The Coke Ground, 1891. Creator: Unknown
The London Gas Supply; Sketches showing Method of Manufacture; The Coke Ground, with Gas Holders in the rear, 1891. From "The Graphic. An Illustrated Weekly Newspaper", Volume 44

Background imageGas Supply Collection: Diver JLP01_08_077160

Diver JLP01_08_077160
NORFOLK. A man passing a sandbag to a diver in the River Nar at a point where the Fens gas pipeline crosses the river. Work on laying the Fens gas pipeline started in June 1967

Background imageGas Supply Collection: Pipelaying JLP01_08_076876

Pipelaying JLP01_08_076876
NORFOLK. A row of Caterpillar 583 pipelayers with side booms lifting the Fens gas pipeline into a recently dug trench. Work on laying the Fens gas pipeline started in June 1967

Background imageGas Supply Collection: Pipeline parking JLP01_08_076835B

Pipeline parking JLP01_08_076835B
NORFOLK. A view of the Fens gas pipeline, showing protective canopies located at joints along the pipe where welding was carried out and workers cars parked alongside the pipeline

Background imageGas Supply Collection: Fault detector JLP01_08_076822

Fault detector JLP01_08_076822
NORFOLK. A worker walking along a section of the Fens gas pipeline, operating a holiday detector to check that the pipe is properly sealed with no faults in the wrapping around the pipe

Background imageGas Supply Collection: Gas pipeline JLP01_08_076811

Gas pipeline JLP01_08_076811
NORFOLK. A view of the Fens gas pipeline, showing protective canopies located at joints along the pipe where sub welds were carried out

Background imageGas Supply Collection: Stringer bead weld JLP01_08_076809

Stringer bead weld JLP01_08_076809
NORFOLK. A team of men working on the lining up operation of the Fens gas pipeline, showing a welder carrying out a stringer bead weld on a joint between two pipes

Background imageGas Supply Collection: Pneumatic clamp JLP01_10_09124

Pneumatic clamp JLP01_10_09124
LINCOLNSHIRE. A team of men joining two steel pipes together on the Martin pipeline, showing the internal pneumatic clamp for locking the pipes together

Background imageGas Supply Collection: Pipeline installation JLP01_10_09476

Pipeline installation JLP01_10_09476
LINCOLNSHIRE. A view of the installation of the Martin pipeline, showing two protective canopies being lowered into position so that welding can be carried out

Background imageGas Supply Collection: Welding JLP01_10_09121a

Welding JLP01_10_09121a
LINCOLNSHIRE. A team of welders working on the Martin pipeline, operating an automatic hot pass welding bug. The Martin gas pipeline was installed in 1981 by Laing Industrial Engineering

Background imageGas Supply Collection: Pipeline JLP01_10_03787

Pipeline JLP01_10_03787
CUMBRIA. A helicopter flying over a row of Caterpillar pipelayers during the installation of the Brampton pipeline. In 1975

Background imageGas Supply Collection: Pipeline JLP01_09_752704

Pipeline JLP01_09_752704
CUMBRIA. A view of pipelaying equipment lowering the Brampton pipeline into a trench. In 1975, Laing Pipelines laid the Brampton gas pipeline between Longtown near Carlisle to the east of Bishop

Background imageGas Supply Collection: Fens gas pipeline JLP01_08_077175

Fens gas pipeline JLP01_08_077175
CAMBRIDGESHIRE. A view of the Fens gas pipeline during installation from across the Great Ouse Relief Channel, showing a dredging tractor owned by The Dredging & Construction Co Ltd in

Background imageGas Supply Collection: Proposed Metropolitan Subway for Sewage, and Gas and Water Supply (engraving)

Proposed Metropolitan Subway for Sewage, and Gas and Water Supply (engraving)
1097379 Proposed Metropolitan Subway for Sewage, and Gas and Water Supply (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Proposed Metropolitan Subway for Sewage)

Background imageGas Supply Collection: Replacing an old gas main, Commercial Street, London, 1906

Replacing an old gas main, Commercial Street, London, 1906
Replacing an old gas main, Commercial Street, Stepney, London, 1906. Works during tramway electrification: replacing an old 48-inch gas main with a new one at the junction of Whitechapel High Street

Background imageGas Supply Collection: Gravesend Gasworks in Kent. Loading gas coal into retorts. 1939

Gravesend Gasworks in Kent. Loading gas coal into retorts. 1939

Background imageGas Supply Collection: Gravesend Gasworks in Kent. The gas pump. 1939

Gravesend Gasworks in Kent. The gas pump. 1939

Background imageGas Supply Collection: Gravesend Gasworks in Kent. The coke filler. 1939

Gravesend Gasworks in Kent. The coke filler. 1939

Background imageGas Supply Collection: Gravesend Gasworks in Kent. The gasometer top. 1939

Gravesend Gasworks in Kent. The gasometer top. 1939

Background imageGas Supply Collection: Gravesend Gasworks in Kent. A retort minder. 1939

Gravesend Gasworks in Kent. A retort minder. 1939

Background imageGas Supply Collection: Gravesend Gasworks in Kent. The gas cleaner. 1939

Gravesend Gasworks in Kent. The gas cleaner. 1939

Background imageGas Supply Collection: Gravesend Gasworks in Kent. A worker examines the gas meter main. 1939

Gravesend Gasworks in Kent. A worker examines the gas meter main. 1939

Background imageGas Supply Collection: Gravesend Gasworks in Kent. Men working in the fitting shop. 1939

Gravesend Gasworks in Kent. Men working in the fitting shop. 1939

Background imageGas Supply Collection: Gravesend Gasworks in Kent. Flames coming out of the retorts. 1939

Gravesend Gasworks in Kent. Flames coming out of the retorts. 1939

Background imageGas Supply Collection: Gravesend Gasworks in Kent. General view of the works. 1939

Gravesend Gasworks in Kent. General view of the works. 1939

Background imageGas Supply Collection: Gravesend Gasworks in Kent. The control room. 1939

Gravesend Gasworks in Kent. The control room. 1939

Background imageGas Supply Collection: Gravesend Gasworks in Kent. The engine room. 1939

Gravesend Gasworks in Kent. The engine room. 1939

Background imageGas Supply Collection: Sun valve C014 / 1499

Sun valve C014 / 1499
Sun valve (left) on a routing beacon. A Sun valve consists of a central blackened metal rod, surrounded by three polished rods, all enclosed in a glass tube

Background imageGas Supply Collection: Sun valve C014 / 1500

Sun valve C014 / 1500
Sun valve (upper left) on a routing beacon. A Sun valve consists of a central blackened metal rod, surrounded by three polished rods, all enclosed in a glass tube

Background imageGas Supply Collection: Laying a new gas pipeline in Ambleside, Cumbria, UK

Laying a new gas pipeline in Ambleside, Cumbria, UK
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"Ensuring a Reliable Gas Supply: A Seamless Network of Pipelines" With the help of advanced technology and skilled professionals, the gas supply industry works tirelessly to ensure a seamless network of pipelines. From the initial stages of pipeline construction to maintenance and fault detection, every step is crucial in providing uninterrupted gas supply to homes and industries. The process begins with pipelaying operations like those captured in images such as "Pipelaying JLP01_08_077164" and "Pipelaying JLP01_08_076891. " Highly trained divers, as seen in "Diver JLP01_08_077160, " play a vital role in inspecting underwater sections for potential issues or damages. Thrust boring techniques showcased in "Thrust boring JLP01_08_077158" enable pipelines to pass beneath obstacles without disturbing the surrounding environment. Welders, depicted in "Welding JLP01_08_076889, " skillfully join sections together, ensuring structural integrity. To maintain safety standards, regular inspections are conducted using specialized equipment like the fault detector shown in "Fault detector JLP01_08_076822. " Any identified faults are promptly addressed through wrapping and sealing methods demonstrated by experts in "Wrapping and sealing JLP01-8-076816. " Once completed, these meticulously constructed gas pipelines such as those displayed under references like "Gas pipeline JLP01-8-076813" become an integral part of our infrastructure. They connect various regions efficiently while allowing for reliable distribution across vast distances. Even during periods when demand fluctuates or maintenance work is required, efficient management strategies come into play. Pipeline parking areas highlighted by images such as "Pipeline parking JLP0I-8-76835B" provide temporary storage solutions that facilitate necessary repairs or upgrades without disrupting supply chains. Behind every flickering flame on your stove or warm glow from your heater lies a complex network of pipelines.