Disadvantages of pipeline transport

the following are disadvantages of pipeline transport

  • pipeline transporting flammable or explosive materials, such as natural gas or oil pose special safety concerns and can cause serious accidents that can lead to the death of people and the destruction of properties
  • pipeline are mainly convenient for transporting fluids that is they can not be used to transport solids
  • environmental pollution can occur if there is leakage on the pipeline
  • underground pipelines can not be easily repaired and it is difficult to detect the leakages when they occur
  • pipelines are expensive to build and repair and takes long time to build
  • pipelines have fixed carrying capacity which should not be exceeded
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