Submarine pipelines 48 in. in diam have already been installed and larger lines are planned. This paper discusses planning, design, and construction of such large-diameter submarine tanker-loading lines. Geologic, oceanographic, and meteorologic conditions are described, and the importance of environmental conditions is further emphasized in a discussion of submarine pipeline design. Described in detail is construction by the bottom pull method, which appears to be the most likely method for making future installations of large-diameter lines. The paper concludes that increasing size will be accompanied by increases in magnitude of problems and in economic and environmental risks.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the ASME Petroleum Mech. Eng. Underwater Technology Conference, Houston, Tex., Sept. 19-23, 1971.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

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    New York, NY  United States  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Small, S W
  • Publication Date: 1971-9-19

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 12 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00034405
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Pap 71 UnT-1
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1974 12:00AM