Performance Limits for Deepwater Pipelines

by J.R. Fowler, Stress Engineering Services Inc.,
C.G. Langner, Shell Development Co.,



Abstract: This paper highlights the differences between onshore and offshore pipeline design. It then summarizes the results of combined external pressure, tension, and bending testing on full scale 6 5/8 and 16 pipe, and uses these results to support suggestions for appropriate design formulas for combined external pressure, tension, and bending loads. Finally, purchasing suggestions for pipe subjected to severe deepwater loadings are presented.

Copyright holder: Copyright 1991, Offshore Technology Conference

Subject Headings: Pipelines | Pressure pipes | External pressure | Bending (structural) | Load tests | Ultimate strength | Load factors | Awards and prizes

 

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