High-Pressure Distribution System

Definition - What does High-Pressure Distribution System mean?

A High-Pressure Distribution System is a network of high pressure pipelines which transport petroleum products and natural gas to the consumers, i.e., within a specified geographic locations. In order to keep the liquids and gases flowing in the pipelines, the pressure of the pipelines has be to increased and constantly kept in the range of 200 to 1500 psi depending on the viscosity of the petroleum product that is being transported.

Petropedia explains High-Pressure Distribution System

A high-pressure distribution system carries various petroleum products such as diesel, gasoline, kerosene, jet fuel, etc., to various demand centers through a network of steel pipelines managed by the oil and gas marketing companies. To carry the products further to the customers, small diameter pipelines called spur lines can be connected to these grid of the high-pressure distribution pipeline system which carry the products further to the densely populated demographic regions.

Pipelines are one of the safest and most effective ways of transporting crude oil, natural gas and petroleum products between border sharing nations and states. The industry jargon for pipelines varies with respect to the oil and gas sectors viz upstream, midstream and downstream. All pipelines that are used in the oil and gas sector are high-pressure pipelines, except those which carry natural gas for cooking and heating purposes in the residential space which have a pressure of up to 21 mbar.

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