PIPELINE DESIGN METHOD CAN REDUCE WALL THICKNESS, COSTS

A pipeline design method has been developed that can result in thinner walls for pipelines operating in certain conditions and thus reduce capital, construction, and operating costs. The method employs nonlinear solutions, compared to the more conventional linear approach found in the world's major design codes. Pipelines transporting hot or temperate products in the Arctic and hot products in other regions can operate with thinner walls, according to this method. If the product is gas, the temperature to which it must be chilled can be increased, thereby reducing gas-chilling loads and costs. When this pipeline design method is used in conjunction with commercially available software, the proposed engineering methods can be used to predict the internal forces and moments more accurately than those predicted by commercially available software alone. Further details are provided in this article.

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    • Page range: pp 70-74, 77.
  • Corporate Authors:

    PennWell Publishing Company

    1421 South Sheridan, P.O. Box 1260
    Tulsa, OK  United States  74101
  • Authors:
    • Aynbinder, A
    • Powers, J T
    • Dalton, P
  • Publication Date: 1995-2-20

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 6 p.
  • Serial:
    • Oil and Gas Journal
    • Volume: 93
    • Issue Number: 8
    • Publisher: PennWell Publishing Company
    • ISSN: 0030-1388

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  • Accession Number: 00675161
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 28 1995 12:00AM