SULFUR IS TRANSPORTED THROUGH A PIPELINE

Sulfur is transported through a pipeline by forming a slurry of at least 10% by vol of molten sulfur in a liquid petroleum carrier which is more viscous liquefied petroleum gas, adding a volatilizable C5 or lower hydrocarbon, flashing off at least a portion of the hydrocarbon to cool the hot slurry, and injecting the cooled slurry into a pipeline. Preferably, the carrier is a petroleum distillate or condensate and/or crude to which has been added a small amount of a surfactant naturally present in crude oil.

  • 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:
    • Cheney, H A
    • June, R K
    • Kuhre, C J
  • Publication Date: 1970-12-15

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00056343
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Petroleum Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Patent
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1974 12:00AM