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TM 55-1915-200-SDC
Section VI. REPAIRING PIPE LINES
8-13. METHODS. Before starting to repair any pipe line, it may be necessary to remove pressure from the line and
provide an auxiliary service.
a. Types of ruptures. The definitions of the various types of ruptures that could occur to piping systems are:
(1) Simple-a rupture with no protruding edges, located on a straight section of pipe.
(2) Elbow-a rupture with no protruding edges, located on a curved section of pipe.
(3) Severed-a section of pipe that has been completely separated.
(4) Compound-a rupture having protruding edges, ruptures in fittings, mangled pipes, and similar piping
damage.
The several types of pipe ruptures are illustrated in FIGURE 8-4.
FIGURE 8-4. Types of Pipe Ruptures.
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