Slurry pipelining--solids preparation for pipeline transport should be chosen so as to minimize overall charges for transportation in the particular system when considering utilization of the material at the pipeline terminus. Diverse examples include hydraulic comminution as in mining gilsonite, melt preparation of sulfur, chipping wood, or grinding iron ore. Coarse wood chips may be pumped long distance in water because the density is close to that of water. Technology already exists for producing a uniform flow of slurry having a controlled concentration and structure. Ores might be handled as a mixed slurry of fine and coarse material, with fine grainding for just part of the material. Care must be exercised to charge as transportation costs only such size reduction costs as would not be incurred under alternative means of transportation.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineers' Pipeline Transport of Solids Symposium, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, November 10, 1969.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Petroleum Engineer Publishing Company

    Box 1589
    Dallas, TX  United States  75221
  • Authors:
    • Donovan, M
    • Scholtz, M E
  • Publication Date: 1970-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 40-42
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00056254
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Petroleum Institute
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1974 12:00AM