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Reduces Cost

Many opportunities to reduce cost

Large potential cost reductions have been confirmed by a detailed independent study benchmarking the actual cost of the 36-inch diameter Wormington-Sapperton gas transmission pipeline installed in the UK in 2010 by National Grid.

  • Reduction in steel tonnage (due to enabling higher strength steel)
  • Large reduction in welding operations required
  • Reduction in manual labour
  • Near elimination of pipe dumps
  • No need to transport individual pipe segments
  • Up to 100% elimination of cold bend stations
  • Large reduction in number of truck movements
  • Reduction in width of right of way needed
cost-benefit-map