SOVIETS BLOW GRAVEL - AND PEOPLE - THROUGH PIPELINES

A compressed air pipeline is being tested near Moscow as part of the trials for a pneumatic goods line which will carry gravel from a quarry to the site of ore-dressing works near Klin, 80 km from Moscow. The 7km long pipeline will use a "train" with six containers and will be able to carry 20 million tons of gravel a year. A smaller pipeline, 2.2km long and 1M in diameter, has been operating successfully, in Georgia, for some years carrying sand and aggregate to building sites. Brief mention is made of a number of other projects, among them the transport of refuse and household wastes and that of people. /TRRL/

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  • Publication Date: 1975-9-11

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 589
  • Serial:
    • NEW SCIENTIST
    • Volume: 67
    • Issue Number: 966
    • Publisher: REED BUSINESS INFORMATION LTD
    • ISSN: 0262-4079

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00132306
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 23 1976 12:00AM