SAVAGE RIVER MINES--THE WORLD'S FIRST LONG DISTANCE IRON ORE SLURRY PIPELINE
On October 26, 1967, the world's first long distance (53 miles) iron ore slurry line was put into service by Savage River Mines. The commissioning of this 5.0 million dollar installation climaxed three years of development, testing, and construction. This paper discusses some of the more pertinent items in connection with that three-year period. Also discussed is the operation of this line during 1968.
- Presented at the Society of Mining engineers' Fall Meeting, Minneapolis, Minn., Sept. 18-20, 1968.
Society of Mining Engineers345 East 47th Street
New York, NY United States 10017
- McDermott, W F
- Cowper, N T
- Davis, R A
- Wasp, E J
- Publication Date: 1968-9
- Pagination: 17 p.
- TRT Terms: Operations; Pipeline transportation; Pipelines; Plans (Drawings); Pumps; Slurry; Slurry pipelines; Storage facilities; Structural design
- Old TRIS Terms: Pipeline description and plans; Pipeline design; Pipeline operating problems; Slurry pumps; Slurry storage
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Freight Transportation; Marine Transportation; Pipelines; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00056432
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Bechtel Corporation
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 15 1974 12:00AM