Category: CCS

#Energy CCS

Improved engineering method for the safe design of CO₂ pipelines

CO₂ capture and storage (CCS) is a promising solution for reducing CO₂ emissions and mitigating climate change. However, before CCS can be widely deployed, a large network of high-pressure transport pipelines must be established to transport the captured CO₂ to storage sites. An essential aspect of pipeline design is avoid running ductile fracture (RDF), which is when a pipeline defect develops into a fracture under pressure forces from the escaping fluid.