FSU, U.S. DESIGN CODES DIFFER ON KEY POINTS OF PRESSURE TESTING

Results of final pressure testing of any newly built oil or natural-gas pipeline determine the new system's maximum allowable operating pressure (MAOP). This is equally true for pipeline projects in the former Soviet Union (FSU), where many new pipelines and several projects for rehabilitating existing pipelines are being planned. This final article in a series of three on design codes in the FSU and U.S. compares the pressure testing requirements of each set of codes. The first article (OGJ, Mar. 7, pp 67-71, TRIS 643578) provided a general introduction to both code systems. It also examined in detail their stress analysis provisions. The second article (OGJ, July 11, pp 52-58, TRIS 662871) compared the U.S. and FSU technical requirements for line pipe in pressure piping service.

  • Availability:
  • Corporate Authors:

    PennWell Publishing Company

    1421 South Sheridan, P.O. Box 1260
    Tulsa, OK  United States  74101
  • Authors:
    • Dalton, P
    • Sobolevsky, A
    • Powers, J T
    • Aynbinder, A
    • Tabakman, Y
  • Publication Date: 1994-12-5

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 52-55
  • Serial:
    • Oil and Gas Journal
    • Volume: 92
    • Issue Number: 49
    • Publisher: PennWell Publishing Company
    • ISSN: 0030-1388

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00670410
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 14 1994 12:00AM