A review covers methods and fittings developed for pipelines on land and their suitability for underwater installations; new methods and fittings prepared specifically for underwater lines; use of the Van Stone or lap-joint flange for slight variations in vertical and horizontal planes; the use of side loops or swivels (e.g., flexijoint or ball-knuckle fittings) for larger variations in the horizontal plane and to compensate for excessive pipe length; and the use of swivels in a double-hinge type of installation of risers to platforms.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Meeting held in Houston, Texas, Sept. 29-Oct. 2, 1968.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Petroleum Engineers Ann Fall Mtg (43rd)

    6200 North Central Expressway
    Dallas, TX  United States  75206
  • Authors:
    • Thielhelm, H W
  • Publication Date: 1968-9

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 15 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00056036
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Petroleum Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SPE #2280 Preprint
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 24 1974 12:00AM