A SULFUR-LIQUID HYDROCARBON SLURRY FOR TRANSPORT THROUGH A PIPELINE IS PREPARED

A sulfur-liquid hydrocarbon slurry for transport through a pipeline is prepared by (1) injecting 1-20% of molten sulfur into a liquid hydrocarbon carrier, (2) concentrating the resulting slurry by settling and separating the liquid hydrocarbon, (3) using separated hydrocarbon as a base for making a new batch of sulfur slurry, (4) mixing the concentrated slurry with the dilute slurry formed in step (3) to form a slurry having a higher sulfur content than the slurry in step (2), and (5) repeating steps (1) through (4) until a slurry having a sulfur content of at least 30% is obtained. Preferably, the carrier is a petroleum oil, and fresh oil is added to the concentrated slurry in step (2). A corrosion inhibitor may also be added.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Shell Oil Company

    50 West 50th Street
    New York, NY  USA  10020
  • Authors:
    • Bolger, L F
  • Publication Date: 1970-12-15

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00056289
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Petroleum Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Patent
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1974 12:00AM