To improve the reliability of pipelines laid across rivers and streams, Russian researchers explored the possibility of estimating the actual conditions of underwater pipelines, both during construction and in operation. River bed and bank changes are responsible for exposing underwater lines, and the portions so exposed are subjected to the hydrodynamic action of the flowing stream and to damage by ice and other causes. The pipe may develop critical static and dynamic stresses, which under certain circumstances may cuase pipeline failure. Correct prediction of future bed and bank changes is a first step toward measures to ensure reliable pipeline operation. A method is suggested which estimates the present conditions of the line without opening up the trench. Other methods were developed for selecting the optimum route for a pipeline crossing and for determining the best repair method in a given situation.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Held in Nice, FRance, June 5-9, 1973.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Internation Gas Union World Gas Conf (12th)

    International Gas Union, 4 Avenue Palmerton
    Brussels 4,   Belgium 
  • Authors:
    • Beresin, V L
    • Borodavkin, P P
    • Schadrin, O B
  • Publication Date: 1973-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 6 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00056374
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Petroleum Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: IGU/C26-73 Preprint
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1974 12:00AM