This is a brief description of a project being carried out by TRRL and others, to develop pneumatic capsule pipelines for transporting large volumes of bulk materials between fixed end-points. Features of the system are listed, and details of various installations are tabulated. The calculation of steady state capsule motion is explained. The experiental pipeline loop at Milton Keynes, Bucks, is described; this includes demonstrating the feasibility of the booster and pneumatic capsule pipeline system, and calibrating the pipeline instrumentation. An outline is given of the progress of the experimental work.

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    Her Majesty's Stationery Office

    13 A Castle Street
    Edinburgh EH2 3AR, ZZ Scotland   
  • Publication Date: 1978-6


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 31-33
  • Serial:
    • Construction, (UK)
    • Issue Number: 26
    • Publisher: B & M Publications (London) Limited
    • ISSN: 0142-0410

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00188343
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1979 12:00AM