THE PERFORMANCE OF SELECTED PIPELINE COUPLINGS

Ten subsea mechanical pipeline couplings were tested experimentally under loading conditions of internal pressure, bending moment, and axial tension. Four were considered to pass the test; four failed by leakage around the coupling; and two by excessive deformation or separation of the coupling. The strain transition and the calculated stresses as the coupling is approached from a distance of one pipe diameter are in general agreement with thin-wall theory.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Held in Houston, Texas, April 30-May 2, 1973.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Offshore Technology Conference (5th)

    6200 North Central Expressway
    Dallas, TX  USA  75206
  • Authors:
    • Green, R A
    • Pincus, G
  • Publication Date: 1973

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 281-290
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 2

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00056412
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Petroleum Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: OTC #1851 Preprint
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1974 12:00AM