Hi,I work in the oil and gas industry and in my experience there will be lots of similarities in most of activities a civil engineer will be involved in. foundation, sub structure, platforms, shelters, control rooms etc are all elements which we do use in oil and gas and are also used in infra projects.I have not yet heard of a parallel between depressurized tubes and the pipelines we have in oil and gas projects. The pipes we have here typically carry either crude or process fluid, gas or water. So the pipes are not de pressurized. Rather since their is involved some pumping from place to place the lines could very well be pressurized.
Pressurized gas is stored in LPG storage facilities and does pose limited risks.looking forward to se other response
I like this line of thinking but worry that the two systems might be so different that experience transfer may be marginal. An approach might be to systematically list the design and lifecycle issues – including risks to be mitigated – between pipelines used to transport liquids or gas hydrocarbons and people (Hyperloop) and look for areas of applicable experience transfer. In both cases barrier integrity is mission critical; however, in the case of Hyperloop the consequence of failure shifts from environmental damage to loss of life. Furthermore, pipelines transporting hydrocarbons are relatively simple systems for the most part. This is not the case for a Hyperloop system. This issue just further accentuates the differences between the two systems including design, inspection, maintenance, and repair.