Key:substance

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Description
Substances transported in pipelines Edit or translate this description.
Group: Pipelines
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may be used on nodesmay be used on waysmay be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Documented values: 7
Useful combination
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Status: approvedPage for proposal

This tag is used to describe the substance transported in pipelines or processed in related facilities.

Key Value Description Tag usage
substance oil Crude oil, as pumped out of the ground
fuel Refined petroleum products. Most of those pipelines are switched between multiple substances, like gasoline, diesel, heating oil or others.
gas Natural gas
water Water, additionally see drinking_water=*
rainwater Water from rainfall et. al., not polluted.
sewage Sewage
hot_water Hot water
lpg Liquefied petroleum gas, a propane/butane mixture
LNG Liquefied natural gas, cooled and not pressurized
hydrogen Hydrogen - Mainly used as a natural gas replacement and chemical feedstock
ethane Eutane
butane Butane
propane Propane
propylene Propylene
ethylene Ethylene
nitrogen Nitrogen
benzene Benzene
ngl Natural gas liquid(s)
y-grade NGL-subclass, has to be fractionated
carbon_dioxide Carbon dioxide
carbon_monoxide Carbon monoxide
cyclohexane Cyclohexane
isobutane Isobutane
isobutylene Isobutylene
butadiene Butadiene
naphtha Naphtha
methanol Methanol
acetone Acetone
chemicals A generic tag that can be used if the specific chemical in the pipeline is not known.
cable Consider using power=cable or communication=line.
heat Heat is not a substance but a kind of energy and requires a medium to be transferred/stored. Consider using hot_water, steam. See heat distribution network pipelines.
slurry Fluid mixture of a pulverized solid with a liquid, for easy transport

If the medium of a pipeline you are tagging is not listed here, please choose a meaningful value at your own discretion.

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See also

  • content=* - To describe the contents of a feature used to store materials
  • resource=* - Indicates the resource or mineral commodity related to a feature