Pipeline Corridor Selection Model Concept

by Francis J. Stastny, (F.ASCE), Vice Pres.; Zinder Engrg., Inc.., Ann Arbor, Mich.,

Serial Information: Transportation Engineering Journal of ASCE, 1975, Vol. 101, Issue 2, Pg. 337-344

Document Type: Journal Paper


The selection of a pipeline corridor is dependent not only on technical and economic feasibility, but also on environmental aspects. Computer programming techniques enable the investigators to select a variety of criteria that affect the corridor selection and to evaluate each criteria utilizing a numerical weighting factor. The model optimizes the corridor selection by identifying the areas causing the most problems, by enabling investigation of several alternate routes with a minimal incremental study cost, by identifying tradeoffs in capitalization costs versus adverse environmental affects, and by providing credible documentation.

Subject Headings: Environmental issues | Pipelines | Computer programming | Numerical analysis | Optimization models | Feasibility studies | Economic factors | Numerical methods

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