CAPSULE PIPELINING--THE SYSTEM AND ITS POTENTIAL

The work at the Research Council of Alberta on capsule pipelining, a commodity transportation concept comprising the movement of solids in liquid-filled pipelines, has to date mainly been concerned with the hydrodynamics of the system. In the next phase the entire system will be investigated, and decisions on development work done. Capsule pipelining is defined and a brief history of the work performed to date is given. The system components are listed and the present state of the art is assessed. The development work required in each sector is also indicated. Potential commodity candidates are evaluated in technological as well as economic terms. The capsule pipelining of solid waste, a particular application is discussed and the results of four case studies are presented in summary form. It is concluded that a successful demonstration line is required before commercial interests will consider the implementation of capsule pipelining.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at HYDROTRANSPORT 3--Third International Conference on the Hydraulic Transport of Solids in Pipes, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colo., May 15-17, 1974. Sponsored by BHRA Fluid Engineering. Complete set of Conference papers available for $45.00.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Colorado School of Mines

    1500 Illinois Street
    Golden, CO  USA  80401
  • Authors:
    • Jensen, E J
  • Publication Date: 1974-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 11 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00056474
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Hydrodynamics Research Association
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper G1
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1974 12:00AM