Engineering Guidelines for Installing Temporary Lines Within the Right of Way

Moving the enormous amounts of water and other fluids needed for unconventional oil and gas energy developments requires considerable resources. Fluids can be transported by truck or by pipeline. For temporary pipelines, Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) issues permits that are usually valid for up to 90 days. In practice, districts have observed a wide range of practices related to the installation, operation, and maintenance of these facilities. The purpose of the project is to examine current practices and to develop engineering guidelines for accommodating, installing, operating, and maintaining temporary pipelines within the state right of way. The research includes examining issues including, but not limited to, public versus private uses, occupation by lease or statutory right, accommodation practices, construction and inspection procedures, structural configuration of above ground temporary facilities, standards and specifications, materials, and preferred methods and best practices for installation, operation, and maintenance. The research team will examine safety issues, environmental concerns, and protection of the transportation infrastructure and the traveling public.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Texas Department of Transportation

    125 E. 11th Street
    Austin, TX  United States  78701-2483
  • Project Managers:

    Pete, Kevin

  • Performing Organizations:

    Texas A&M Transportation Institute, College Station

    Texas A&M University System
    3135 TAMU
    College Station, TX  United States  77843-3135
  • Principal Investigators:

    Quiroga, Cesar

  • Start Date: 20150901
  • Expected Completion Date: 20170831
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01619656
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Texas Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 0-6886
  • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 21 2016 4:08PM