An engineering study of the transmission of natural gas in liquid form indicates that an LNG pipeline is both technically and economically feasible, but that the costs are comparable to those of conventional gas transmission, even when using the favorable innovations of 9% nickel pipe and polyurethane foam insulation. Internal friction is the primary source of heat, and this is not affected by the thickness of insulation. Enroute refrigeration for LNG pipelines was found to double the overall cost of transmission; accordingly, LNG pipelines appear limited to short-distance, special situations.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Oildom Publishing Company

    1217 Kennedy Boulevard
    Bayonne, NJ  United States  04002
  • Authors:
    • Hoover, T E
  • Publication Date: 1970-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 10-16
  • Serial:
    • Pipe Line News
    • Volume: 42
    • Issue Number: 13
    • Publisher: Oildom Publishing Company

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00056347
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Petroleum Institute
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1974 12:00AM