PROGRESS WITH COAL SLURRY PIPELINES (COMPARISON WITH UNIT TRAINS)

Economic and environmental advantages of coal slurry pipelines over coal transportation by railroad are pointed out by quoting the examples of existing pipelines and calculations of several projected lines. It is argued that coal pipelines are an economical and environmentally beneficial method of expanding the nation's energy transportation system, particularly to handle the sharply escalating production of western coal. A map of existing and projected coal slurry pipelines is provided. The costs of shipping 25 million t of coal per year from the Powder River Basin of Wyoming to Arkansas by a pipeline and by rail are calculated as a theoretical example, showing the advantages of a coal slurry pipeline.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 8th Annual Front of Power Technology Conf, Proceedings, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, October 1-2, 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Oklahoma State University, Stillwater

    Engineering Extension
    Stillwater, OK  USA  74074
  • Authors:
    • Wasp, E J
  • Publication Date: 1975

Media Info

  • Pagination: 24 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00136398
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper 1
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1976 12:00AM