Odd Teelateral Purpose Odd Teelateral Purpose Gator (Industrial) (OP) 23 May 17 15:39 I'm not sure if this post is appropriate, but I just had to ask. Does anyone have an idea of what this multi-branch 'teelateral' would be for (assuming it's not a joke)? I'd have called it an octo-tee or something, but there appears to be more than eight branches. RE: Odd Teelateral Purpose LittleInch (Petroleum) 23 May 17 15:51 That looks like part of a large tubular structure, like an oil rig or similar where all the tubes join in together. I'm guessing the main tube is the biggest one on the floor. See the multi tube joints in the back side of photo below Remember - More details = better answers Also: If you get a response it's polite to respond to it. RE: Odd Teelateral Purpose Gator (Industrial) (OP) 23 May 17 16:35 Yikes, I think you're right. I didn't consider the possibility of it being a structural piece (I've never done offshore design). I guess the lack of weld bevels would be another clue. RE: Odd Teelateral Purpose BigInch (Petroleum) 23 May 17 16:50 Maybe it's one of the new nozzles for the Dubai Mall Fountain. Or ... the world's largest Tinker Toy. $7.50 at Amazon Not really. I agree with LInch, it's a node for an offshore platform jacket. Technology is stealing American jobs. Stop H1-Bs for robots.