Gerry Partridge

Retired, Mechanical Technology professor
Wallaceburg, Canada

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Tool & Die Maker, Mechanical Technologist, CADD designer, Professor of Technology

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Gerry Partridge
Posted over 1 year ago
The oil industry should investigate double wall pipelines. The space between the pipes to be for sensors and equip. for reclamation.
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.