This paper discusses the problem of establishment of criteria for analyzing environmental data, and the stability conditions of a pipeline when it is suspended from the surface, resting on the bottom, spanned above the bottom, or embedded in the bottom. Once these criteria are established and the appropriate environmental climate is known, the pipeline can be designed and its economics examined. The paper describes methods for obtaining information on soils and currents, the interpretation and analysis of this data, establishment of the foundation for the pipeline, other environmental factors, and the use of this data applied to the pipeline design. The author categorizes the environmental factors to be determined on the basis of evaluation during construction, and evaluation during the useful life of the pipeline. Factors to be considered during the design evaluation phases are summarized in conclusion.

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  • Pagination: p. 43-90

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  • Accession Number: 00050917
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Maritime Research Center, Galveston
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1974 12:00AM