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pipeline capacity

1. n. [Production Facilities]
The quantity (volume) of oil and gas required to maintain a full pipeline. The static capacity of a pipeline is usually expressed as a volume per unit length (for example, bbl/ft). Nevertheless, the fluid volume passing through a pipeline in a specific time period will depend on initial pressure, flow characteristics, ground elevation, density and delivery pressure.