Electrification of Oil Pipe Lines in the Southwest

Author(s): D. H. Levy
Publisher: IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
Publication Date: 1 July 1929
Volume: 48
Page(s): 995 - 996
ISSN (Paper): 0096-3860
DOI: 10.1109/T-AIEE.1929.5055338



This paper briefly reviews the history of electricity as motive power for oil pipe line operation and notes some of the reasons for, and the results of, its rapid development in the Southwest. Some attention is paid to the method of serving these loads from transmission lines and the tendency of modern pipe line practise is shown. The last five years have seen rapid advances in the methods of underground transportation of petroleum and the paper reviews some of the present tendencies in design of the modern oil pipe line station.