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.
- U.S. Patent Classification No. C1.302/66.
Shell Oil Company50 West 50th Street
New York, NY USA 10020
- Vondrak, M F
- Publication Date: 1970-11-10
- TRT Terms: Pipeline transportation; Slurry; Sulfur pipelines
- Old TRIS Terms: Pipeline economics; Slurries
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Pipelines; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00056317
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: American Petroleum Institute
- Report/Paper Numbers: Patent
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 15 1974 12:00AM