At the LNG facility at Port Nikishi, Alaska, the loading lines had to be designed for large axial movements due to pipe contraction and wharf movements. Piping consists of 2000 ft of 24 in. stainless steel pipes insulated with polyurethane rigid foam. Thermal contraction of the pipe for the 1380 ft of wharf was as much as 46 in., while lateral deflection for any wharf support tube was as much as 24 in. The line was anchored at the shore end and provided with expansion joints at the loading end; supports slide back and forth under the pipe on teflon slide plates. To accomodate lateral deflection, the number of guides was minimized in keeping with the maximum free column length of pipe that could be tolerated within critical buckling limits.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Conference held in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Sept. 21-25, 1969.
  • Corporate Authors:

    ASME Petroleum Mechanical Engineering Conference

    345 East 47th Street
    New York, NY  United States  10017
  • Authors:
    • Schmitz, J M
  • Publication Date: 1969

Media Info

  • Pagination: 7 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00056129
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Petroleum Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 24 1974 12:00AM