Effects of Diluted Bitumen on Crude Oil Transmission Pipelines

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration requested a study to examine the chemical and physical properties of bitumen diluted for pipeline transportation and any evidence that diluted bitumen would increase the likelihood of a pipeline failure and release. This article summarizes the resulting Transportation Research Board Special Report, Effects of Diluted Bitumen on Crude Oil Transmission Pipelines. The findings from the study suggest that diluted bitumen will not cause pipeline releases at a rate higher than that of other crude oils.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 48-50
  • Serial:
    • TR News
    • Issue Number: 290
    • Publisher: Transportation Research Board
    • ISSN: 0738-6826
  • Publication flags:

    Open Access (libre)

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01524931
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: May 13 2014 1:17PM