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Transporting Ethanol by Pipeline

  1. Mar 19, 2007 #1
    Is there any reason why ethanol in bulk cannot be transported by a mixed commodity pipeline (i.e., one that also ships gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, etc.)?
     
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  3. Mar 23, 2007 #2

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  4. Apr 4, 2007 #3

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    The seals in the control valves and packing in the stem risers might not be compatible with ethanol. A similar problem was seen with MTBE when it was first used in pipelines.
     
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