What are types of tanker cargo pipelines?

There are three basic types of pipeline systems:

  1. Direct system
  2. Ring main system
  3. Free flow system.

Direct line system

  • Quick loading & discharging.
  • Short pipe line.
  • Less bend.
  • Less loss of pressure due to pipe line friction.
  • Direct line to provide better suction.
  • Time of washing the line is short.
  • System is cheaper than the other system.
  • Leak is minimized.
  • Easy to operate so less training is required.
  • It is easy to separate each cargo.
  • In case of leaking the control of leakage is difficult.
  • This system is very inflexible.


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