A NEW "TUBE" LINE FOR MILTON KEYNES

A full-scale pneumatic pipeline is to be built near Milton Keynes as the testing ground for a new method of moving bulk materials through pipes. The pipeline - a 500 metre closed loop - will carry wheeled capsules, each with a one tonne load, travelling at speeds of up to 20m/s. The really novel feature of the line to be tested by BHRA fluid engineering for the Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL) is BHRA's "flap gate booster", which could allow much longer pneumatic pipelines. /TRRL/

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  • Publication Date: 1975-12-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 590
  • Serial:
    • NEW SCIENTIST
    • Volume: 68
    • Issue Number: 978
    • Publisher: REED BUSINESS INFORMATION LTD
    • ISSN: 0262-4079

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00133629
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1976 12:00AM