OFFSHORE PIPELINE CONSTRUCTION STRESS MEASUREMENT

Stresses induced in offshore pipelines were measured during construction of a 24 and a 20-inch pipeline in 200 and 250 feet of water, respectively. Barge motions, pipe tension, and pipe travel relative to the laybarge were recorded simultaneously on the barge. A total of fifteen pipe sections were tested during various sea and current conditions. This paper reviews instrumentation procedures, describes test results and compares results with calculated values. Static stresses and profiles determined from the measurements are compared with the theoretical solutions.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 4th Annual Offshore Technology Conference, held in Houston, Texas, May 1-3, 1972.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Offshore Technology Conference

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  • Authors:
    • McPhail, J F
    • Linden, N J
    • Finn, L D
    • Rohmaller, P L
    • Okaro, J C
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1972-5

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 607-618
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00050214
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper 1573 Preprint
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1974 12:00AM