Definition - What does Pipeline Design mean?
Pipeline Design is a plan to show the look and function of the pipeline and balance the pipeline stages. While designing pipelines certain factors should be considered such as length of the pipeline, distance covered and the expected volume to be delivered and received over the pipeline. To ensure safety, pipelines are made under strict adherence in compression stations so that the energy products can travel safely and without any obstruction through the pipe.
Petropedia explains Pipeline Design
Pipeline Designs are made carefully so that they can face variant challenges and extreme climates of remote locations. Pipelines are laid to transport a large quantity of crude oil over land. There are a wide range of pipelines available thus the design depends on the type of the pipeline required. The pipelines are made of copper, zinc, lead, nickel laterite, potash and limestone. Another important aspect that governs the selection of a pipeline is the fluid flow equation and formula. It ensures integrity and stability of the pipeline. The thickness of the pipe depends on various factors such as:
- Working pressures
- Velocity of fluid
- Material and grades of the pipe
- Maximum working temperature