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mother pipe

mother pipe  n.— «You transport oil and gas by piping them. You know that there is what is called the mother pipe in the oil and gas industry, which is only 30 per cent of the value of the pipe. You buy the pipe and you come here and do...

pipe-bursting

pipe-bursting  n.— «However, the sanitary districts also used a process called “pipe-bursting,” Carmouche said. In that process, a line was threaded into the sewer. Once inside, he said, it expanded to become a new sewer pipe...

barefoot hole

barefoot hole  n.— «In the Cabin Creek area, for example, we drill a well to the top of a formation we’re targeting and then we case it off.…Then we drill into the targeted formation what is known as a “barefoot hole.”...

whistle-tip

whistle-tip  n.— «A “whistle-tip” is a device that is applied to, or is a modification of, a motor vehicle’s exhaust pipe for the sole purpose of creating a high-pitched or shrieking noise when the motor vehicle is operated...

Broken Pipe

Broken Pipe  n.— «It would be foolish to think that Browne transformed BP from a dirty oil company to a progressive, renewable, squeaky-clean energy source. On the contrary, BP has a dismal environmental record—critics jokingly refer to...

leaky pipe phenomenon

leaky pipe phenomenon  n.— «The “leaky pipe” phenomenon describes the tendency of women in science to slip away after each level of study at a far greater rate than men do. There are many explanations for this—competing...

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