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Gerry Partridge

Retired, Mechanical Technology professor

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The oil industry should investigate double wall pipelines. The space between the pipes to be for sensors and equip. for reclamation.

The increase in materials and labour would boost commerce and employment and the level of security and confidence would be greatly improved.

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    Jan 17 2014: We build double hull container ships and use double wall techniques for wells. A double wall pipeline would offer protection from puncture, protection from dumping the contents of the internal, product pipe. It would also reduce the effects of environment on the pipeline.

    As stated above the space between inner and outer pipe could be fitted with sensors and provide space for reclamation pipes in the case of the inner pipe failing.

    I think it would make the difference between economists and environmentalist diminish, possibly to the point of tolerance.

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