Concept and Performance of Coal-Log Pipelines
The transportation, by water that flows through a pipeline, of coals in the form of water-impermeable cylinders is discussed, and shown to have distinct advantages over other forms of coal transportation, including significantly reduced costs for larger throughputs. The description of the concept comprises various aspects of the system, such as methods for the manufacture of coal logs, their injection into the pipeline, the manner in which they are conveyed in the water in the pipe, and the methods used for their preparation as feed material to electric power stations at the end of the pipeline. It is pointed out that the technology involved in the transportation of coal in the form of logs via pipelines is applicable also to other minerals and commodities.
J. W. Wilson and T. R. Marrero, "Concept and Performance of Coal-Log Pipelines," Journal of The South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Jan 1993.
Mining and Nuclear Engineering
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