Feasibility of Using Plastic Pipe for Ethanol Low Stress Lines

This research project will address the non-metallic issues associated with use and conversion of existing pipelines for ethanol/biofuel transport, as well as develop low-cost options for new non-metallic pipelines. Evaluating effects of ethanol/biofuel blends on non-metallic pipeline components and relevant pipe lining applications are included for existing pipelines. For new pipelines, Gas Technology Institute (GTI) will research new materials as potential low cost alternatives to specially designed metallic pipelines.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $275030.00
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

    U.S. Department of Transportation
    East Building, 2nd Floor 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Merritt, James

  • Performing Organizations:

    Gas Technology Institute

    1700 South Mount Prospect Road
    Des Plaines, IL  United States  60107
  • Principal Investigators:

    Hammerschmidt, Andrew

  • Start Date: 20080815
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20100430
  • Source Data: RiP Project 35330

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01493239
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: DTPH56-08-T-000021
  • Files: RIP
  • Created Date: Sep 20 2013 1:00AM