Advantages And Disadvantages Of Pipeline Transportation

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Pipeline transportation is a method of transporting liquid and gas materials over a long distance using pipelines as a means of transportation. special components. Sometimes a pneumatic tube can do a similar job, transporting solid tanks with compressed gas while the cargo is inside. In recent years, the pipelines used for fluid transportation are mainly seamless pipes, and gas is mostly used for welded pipes. Shipping petroleum products by pipeline is more expensive than shipping by water, but still cheaper than shipping by rail. Most pipelines are used by their owners to transport their own products.

Advantages of pipeline transportation:

(1) The shipping volume is large.
An oil pipeline can continuously complete the transportation task. According to the size of its pipe diameter, its annual transportation volume can reach millions of tons to tens of millions of tons, or even more than 100 million tons.

(2) Small footprint.
The transportation pipelines are usually buried underground and occupy very little land; the construction practice of the transportation system has proved that the buried part of the transportation pipelines accounts for more than 95% of the total length of the pipelines, so the permanent land occupation is very small, respectively only 3% of highways and about 10% of railways. In the transportation planning system, priority should be given to the pipeline transportation scheme, which is of great significance for saving land resources.

(3) The pipeline transportation construction period is short and the cost is low.

A large number of practices in the construction of transportation systems at home and abroad have proved that the construction period of pipeline transportation systems is generally more than 1/3 shorter than the construction period of railways with the same volume. Statistics show that pipeline construction costs are about 60% lower than railways.