Trellex pipeline system new opportunities

V.V. Efimov

The article describes the first case of commercial application of a hydraulic pipeline transport at the construction site of the Suez Canal in 1860. The description is also presented of Trellex rubber and rubber-lined flexible pipeline system manufacture practice and application of these products at mineral processing facilities of mines and smelters, glass factories and coal preparation plants, as well as metal-making facilities and cement mills. Main advantages are highlighted of rubber and combined (rubber-lined steel) pipes as compared to steel pipes. Case studies are discussed of Trellex rubber pipeline application and conditions for their efficient use, as well as economic comparative cost analysis of the two types of pipelines for the period of 5 years.


Mining Industry Journal №1 2012, p.72