Pipeline Hardware: Special Designs for Arctic Projects

by Jeffrey M. Key, SF/Braun, Orange, CA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Civil Engineering in the Arctic Offshore


The hardware used to support and protect arctic pipelines has evolved through several years of innovative design work by various engineering firms. The hardware used on the Kuparuk River Unit, which is operated by ARCO, is described including an explanation of how each design was influenced by a unique combination of loads and other requirements. In some instances, the final design has been the result of test programs, and these tests are described briefly. Finally, the effectiveness and relative merits of each hardware component are discussed.

Subject Headings: Pipeline management | Pipeline design | Project management | Offshore pipelines | Innovation | Cold regions engineering | Rivers and streams | Hydraulic design | Arctic

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