Consortium for coal log pipeline research and development. Final technical progress report, August 10, 1993--August 9, 1996

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The main objective of this project was to conduct intensive research and development of the Coal Log Pipeline (CLP). Specifically, the R & D was to concentrate on previously neglected and insufficiently studied aspects of CLP which were deemed significant. With improvements in these areas, CLP could be implemented for commercial use within five years. CLP technology is capable of transporting coal logs for long distances. The many potential advantages of CLP over truck and railroad transportation include: lower freight costs, less energy consumption, less air pollution, decreased environmental problems, increased safety, and improved reliability. Previous studies have shown that ... continued below

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Marrero, T.R. October 1, 1996.

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The main objective of this project was to conduct intensive research and development of the Coal Log Pipeline (CLP). Specifically, the R & D was to concentrate on previously neglected and insufficiently studied aspects of CLP which were deemed significant. With improvements in these areas, CLP could be implemented for commercial use within five years. CLP technology is capable of transporting coal logs for long distances. The many potential advantages of CLP over truck and railroad transportation include: lower freight costs, less energy consumption, less air pollution, decreased environmental problems, increased safety, and improved reliability. Previous studies have shown that CLP is advantageous over slurry pipeline technology. First, CLP uses one-third the water required by a coal slurry pipeline. Second, CLP provides easier coal dewatering. Third, the CLP conveying capacity of coal is twice as much as a slurry transport line of equal diameter. In many situations, the cost for transporting each ton of coal is expected to be less expensive by CLP as compared to other competing modes of transportation such as: truck, unit train and slurry pipeline.

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OSTI as DE97050489

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  • Other: DE97050489
  • Report No.: DOE/PC/92578--T14
  • Grant Number: FC22-93PC92578
  • DOI: 10.2172/415346 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 415346
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc674150

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Marrero, T.R. Consortium for coal log pipeline research and development. Final technical progress report, August 10, 1993--August 9, 1996, report, October 1, 1996; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc674150/: accessed June 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.