TUBEXPRESS DEVELOPED--A NEW CONCEPT IN SOLIDS TRANSPORTATION

Trans-Southern Pipeline Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Corp., has developed a system, named "Tubexpress", for moving packaged or bulk material through a conduit in wheeled capsules propelled by air. The concept, first formulated by R. Carstens (Georgia Tech.), has been demonstrated in a prototype 36 in. line 1400 ft long, powered by a 12 hp electrically driven air pump. While there is no limit to the length of line operable, it is anticipated that applications are more likely in systems up to 10 miles in length in metropolitan areas. A 36 in. system costing about $1 million/mi would be capable of moving about 200 tons/hr of cargo.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Oildom Publishing Company

    1217 Kennedy Boulevard
    Bayonne, NJ  USA  04002
  • Publication Date: 1972-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 30-31
  • Serial:
    • Pipe Line News
    • Volume: 44
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: Oildom Publishing Company

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00056194
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Petroleum Institute
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1974 12:00AM