IN TRANSPORTING SULFUR THROUGH A PIPELINE, CORROSION AND PLUGGING ARE PREVENTED

In transporting sulfur through a pipeline, corrosion and plugging are prevented by forming a slurry of molten sulfur in a liquid hydraocarbon, injecting the slurry into the pipeline, deaerating the line, and transporting the slurry under an inert atmosphere. A small amount of water containing an alkali metal sulfonate lower alcohol, or an asphaltene as corrosion inhibitor may be added to the slurry.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • U.S. Patent Classification No. C1.302/66.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Shell Oil Company

    50 West 50th Street
    New York, NY  USA  10020
  • Authors:
    • Vondrak, M F
  • Publication Date: 1970-11-10

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00056317
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Petroleum Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Patent
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1974 12:00AM