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February 11, 2020

What are the Industry Characteristics of Oil Pipelines

Three characteristics of the oil pipeline industry


What are the industry characteristics of oil pipelines? I have summarized the following points:

Today, the construction of oil pipelines in China is booming, but the total length of existing large-scale oil pipelines is only 35,000 kilometers. Experts predict that in the next 10 years, China will complete all fraudulent pipelines of gasoline, diesel, kerosene, and other molded oils for transportation. In order to accomplish the above purpose, an average of 20,000 kilometers of various transportation facilities must be built every year.
Transmission pipeline, China's oil pipeline construction will usher in a new upsurge, and will reflect the following characteristics:

1.Development to large-caliber, high-pressure large-scale pipelines

When the remaining conditions are basically the same, as the pipe diameter increases, the oil transportation cost decreases. Under the conditions of wonderful oil resources and guaranteed oil sources, the benefits of building large-caliber pipelines will become increasingly apparent. Increasing the working pressure of the pipeline may increase the throughput, increase the distance between stations, and reduce the number of stations, so as to reduce investment and cost. Therefore, the use of large-diameter, high-pressure transportation is the trend of pipeline engineering
development. China's existing crude oil pipeline has a maximum diameter of 720 mm, such as the Luning Line, while the largest overseas diameter is 1220 mm. At present, the largest natural gas pipeline in China is the West-East Gas Pipeline, with a diameter of 1016 mm, and the largest overseas has reached more than 1,400 mm. In terms of the caliber and pressure of pipeline construction in China, there is still a large gap compared with the world level.

2.Select pipes with high strength, toughness and weldability

3.Highly automated pipeline operation

The above are the industry characteristics of oil pipelines, welcome everyone to come to consult.

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