CROSS COUNTRY COAL PIPE LINE HYDRAULICS

Consolidation Coal's work on coal slurry extends back to 1950 when a 3-inch pipe loop was constructed. This installation was followed by a demonstration plant built in Cadiz, Ohio (1951) consisting of two loops of 12-inch pipe. As a result of this work, completed in 1952, a decision to build the 10-inch, 108-mile Eastlake pipeline was made. This line went into operation in 1957 and continued in operation until June, 1963. A total of approximately 7 million tons of coal was transported through the line. The line was moth-balled in June of 1963 after having accomplished its purpose of significantly reducing rail transportation costs for coal. The purpose of this paper is to present the more significant part of the hydraulic information accumulated over this 13-year period. As a result of this extensive hydraulic research and development program, Consolidation evolved a correlation to predict slurry pressure drop and it is the purpose of this paper to present this correlation. Because of the complexity of slurry hydraulics, some introductory remarks are provided to orient the reader regarding the area to which the correlation applies.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Oildom Publishing Company

    1217 Kennedy Boulevard
    Bayonne, NJ  USA  04002
  • Authors:
    • Wasp, E J
    • Regan, Terrance J
    • Withers, J
    • Cook, PAC
    • Clancey, J T
  • Publication Date: 1963-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 20-28
  • Serial:
    • Pipe Line News
    • Volume: 25
    • Issue Number: 7
    • Publisher: Oildom Publishing Company

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00056277
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Power Commission
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 24 1974 12:00AM