THE DOWNHILL SLUMPING OF SOLIDS IN A SLURRY PIPELINE IS PREVENTED

The downhill slumping of solids in a slurry pipeline is prevented by valves spaced along an inclined portion of the pipeline and set to close automatically when the flow rate falls below a predetermined value, each valve being associated with a bypass in the form of an upstanding loop which has sufficient storage capacity to retain in its uphill leg the slurry entering the bypass after shutdown of the pipeline.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • U.S. Patent Classification No. C1.302/14.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Shell Oil Company

    50 West 50th Street
    New York, NY  USA  10020
  • Authors:
    • Seymour, E V
  • Publication Date: 1971-7-6

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00056349
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Petroleum Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Patent
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1974 12:00AM