Longitudinal Prestressed Piping for District Heating

by Marvin B. Gardner, Jr., M. B. Gardner Co, Roselle Park, NJ, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Advances in Underground Pipeline Engineering


The design of recently installed hot water district heating systems in the United States is based on similar systems developed in Europe. Longitudinal prestressing is used in the design of the system to limit or prevent longitudinal motion of the buried pipe. Prestressing has been used in this country in the design of submerged offshore pipelines. Both the single pipe with bonded and jacketed insulation system, and the steel in steel system are being prestressed. Because this is a developing technology, testing is warranted to ensure progress.

Subject Headings: Prestressing | Steel pipes | Pipelines | Structural design | Building insulation | Buried pipes | Structural steel | Motion (dynamics) | United States | Europe

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