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Coal slurry pipelines

United States. General Accounting Office

Coal slurry pipelines

progress and problems for new ones : report

by United States. General Accounting Office

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Published by General Accounting Office in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Coal -- United States -- Pipelines

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby the Comptroller General of the United States
    The Physical Object
    Pagination3, 26 p. ;
    Number of Pages26
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14896384M

    coal slurry impacts; i.e., a “tracer” to follow the migration of the slurry from the injection site into the surrounding hydrologic regime. Six sample sets were collected at six different coal preparation plants located throughout the State. A sample of coal slurry and run-of-mine coal located at the preparation plant where. Possible methods include greater application of unit trains, water shipments, slurry pipelines, mine-mouth power plants with extra-high-voltage and ultra-high-voltage transmission lines, and mine-mouth conversion of coal to liquid or gaseous fuels with pipeline transmission.

    "Economic Advantages of Transporting Coal by Rail vs Coal Slurry Pipeline" For auction is a booklet issued by the United Transportation Union President Al H. Chester entitled "Economic Advantages of Transporting Coal by Rail vs. Coal Slurry Pipeline".Seller Rating: % positive. ] COAL SLURRY PIPELINE oly on coal transportation will further stimulate the coal industry9 and lower the rates consumers pay for electricity." Opponents argue that a coal slurry pipeline would cripple recent efforts to revitalize the railroad industry." Since the most vehement opposition to coal pipelines comes from the.

    Simultaneously, lesser known modes such as slurry pipelines will have to share the transportation load. This paper contends that in the national interest the development of both rail and slurry pipeline is vital. The nation should stimulate the capacity of coal hauling railroads while encouraging the construction of coal slurry pipelines. Compared to other engineering technologies, the design of a commercial long distance Slurry Pipeline design is a relatively new engineering concept which gained more recognition in the mid ’s. Slurry pipeline was first introduced to reduce cost in transporting coal to power generating units. Since then this technology has caught-up.


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Coal slurry pipelines by United States. General Accounting Office Download PDF EPUB FB2

Slurry pipelines use a slurry of water and pulverized coal. [1] [2] The ratio of coal to water is about 1 to 1 by weight.

Coal log pipelines use coal that has been compressed into logs with a diameter 5 to 10% less than the diameter of the pipeline and a.

The potential of coal slurry pipelines in the United States creates exciting probabilities for many long-length, large-diameter projects. The anticipated large increase in coal production during the next two decades will come principally from surface.

Pitt-Consol was the largest coal company in the U.S. On 20 Febthere was a preliminary test on the coal slurry pipeline. Although some years earlier, the idea of pushing coal through a pipeline might have sounded like a fantasy, after a millon-dollar investment on a feasibility study, a practical project had been developed.

Get this from a library. The environmental and pollution aspects of coal slurry pipelines. [Robert Raymond Faddick; Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory (Cincinnati, Ohio); Colorado School of Mines.]. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle.

The cost of transporting coal is the most important aspect of the nation's failure to turn to coal and energy independence. The coal consumer is interested only in comparing the delivered costs of competitive sources of energy, and coal is frequently prohibitively high.

The case for coal slurry. Coal slurry pipelines are a proven technology and are a com- petitive mode of transportation for moving coal. Its carrier liquid should be abundant and inexpensive, and its use should en- tail minimum adverse environmental impact. From a technical and economical viewpoint, water is presently the most desirable lub- ricant for the pipeline.

A slurry pipeline is a specially engineered pipeline used to move ores, such as coal or iron, or mining waste, called tailings, over long distances.A mixture of the ore concentrate and water, called slurry, is pumped to its destination and the water is filtered to the abrasive properties of slurry, the pipelines can be lined with high-density polyethylene (HDPE), or.

Most coal is hauled by coal unit trains— rail cars with tons of coal in each. During the coal boom of the s, slurry pipelines were proposed as an alternative to rail transport.

Coal would be crushed, then mixed with water to create a slurry and sent via pipeline to its destination, where the mixture was dried, then burned. Every Congress since has seen the introduction of bills to grant eminent domain to coal slurry pipelines - a right seen as necessary if railroads are not to block the pipelines.

In coal mining: Slurry pipelines. Coal slurry is a mixture of crushed coal and a liquid such as water or oil. The traditional mixture, first patented in England inconsists of 50 percent coal and 50 percent water by weight.

So-called heavy coal slurries or slurry fuels consist of. fects on society of coal slurry pipeline development, a comparison of pipeline and unit train costs, and an analysis of relevant legal and regulatory issues. Findings address conditions under which slurry pipelines may be attractive in terms of cost and the influence of transportation regulatory policy.

Also evaluated are the potential. SLURRY PIPELINES Coal crushed to a maximum size of about 1/16 inch can be mixed with somewhat less than an equal weight of water and pumped through pipelines. The water then can te drained from the slurry at the point of consumption; drying may be necessary in some cases.

A technology assessment of coal slurry pipelines (Vol-1): summary [United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

This book was digitized and reprinted from the collections of the University of California Libraries. It was produced from digital images created through the libraries’ mass digitization efforts. The possibility of slurry pipelines offering healthy competition to coal-carrying railroads has enticed utilities, coal rpducers, and government energy planners to lobby lately on the pipelines.

Other articles where Black Mesa pipeline is discussed: pipeline: Slurry pipelines: longest coal-slurry pipeline is the Black Mesa pipeline in the United States.

Built inthis inch pipeline transports million tons of coal per year from Black Mesa, Ariz., to southern Nevada, over a distance of miles. This coal pipeline has been highly successful.

IV Coal Slurry Pipeline and Unit Train Systems 33 of highway traffic accidents. However, com-justify economically a dedicated train and pared to pipelines, railroads offer advantagesoften must invest in rapid loading and in terms of flexibility of operation and absenceunloading facilitiesto meet turnaround time.

Coal slurry pipelines are analyzed from perspectives of utility and export via tankers Both engineering and financial descriptions are presented. The former details construction and engineering costs scaled for application to any pipeline. The latter is based on long-term asset selection (ICC model) for a centralized, non-market, economy.

Coal slurry is a waste product of coal mining and processing, and contains both liquid and solid constituents. Particles of coal, water and chemicals used to prepare coal for market make up the slurry. Suitable methods of processing coal slurry for reuse or return to the environment have not been implemented, so the waste is held in storage in above ground.

A centrifugal slurry pump and pipelines are used for the transportation of slurry because it is easy to install, low-maintenance and simple in design. The slurry transportation finds its use in many fields such as paper & pulp industries, iron mines, copper mines, coal mines, sewage pumping, dredging industries and agricultural waste etc.

[ 1 ]. A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) on the "possible effects on society of coal slurry pipeline development, a comparison of pipeline and unit train costs, and an analysis of relevant legal and regulatory issues" (Foreword).A former coal mine, where the coal was extracted, pulverized, and mixed with water to form a slurry, which was then transported through a pipeline for miles to the Mojave Generating Station, a power plant in Laughlin, Nevada.

At the time, the inch diameter pipe was the longest coal-slurry pipeline operating in the U.S. Railroads vs. Coal Slurry Pipelines: Case of Montana in the 70's Posted by Rails West on Tuesday, December 7, PM From reading railroad trade magazines of the mid's, I have learned that there was talk of construction of a coal slurry pipeline from the major coal fields to power plants elsewhere in the country -- like Arkansas.