Design and Installation of Marine Pipelines by Braestrup, Mikael W.(eds.)

By Braestrup, Mikael W.(eds.)

This accomplished instruction manual on submarine pipeline structures covers a huge spectrum of subject matters from making plans and location investigations, procurement and layout, to set up and commissioning. It considers instructions for the alternative of layout parameters, calculation tools and development systems. it truly is in response to restrict kingdom layout with partial defense coefficients.

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Infill Field joint coating material filling the gap between the coatings on the adjacent pipe joints. DAIA01 30 2/12/04, 10:37 AM Terms xxxi Inhibitor Substance added to a transported medium to reduce corrosion. Initiation head See Laydown head. Intelligent pig Pig equipped with sensors and recording devices used for internal inspection of pipelines. Interfield pipeline Pipeline between offshore structures or installations. Isolation coupling Pressure sustaining device providing electrical isolation of two pipeline sections.

In clays the vane shear tester gives very good measurement of the undrained shear strength. 5 Laboratory testing A full laboratory testing programme should be performed on extracted soil samples. Such a programme includes standard classification and strength and deformation tests for determination of engineering parameters. 2. The reporting of the testing should include descriptions of methods and equipment, evaluation of results, and presentation of the geological model along the alignment. 1 Meteo-marine data General The acquisition of meteorological and hydrographic data of relevance for the pipeline project is traditionally referred to as environmental investigations.

The width of the survey corridor is typically between 500 m and 1000 m, centred on the proposed pipeline route. The width of the pipeline corridor depends on the topical water depth. In shallow areas and at shore approaches 500 m may be sufficient, whereas 1000 m is more appropriate in deeper waters, even with enhanced precision requirements to the acoustic system. The increase in corridor width is required partly because the accuracy of the acoustic measuring system decreases with increasing water depth, and partly because pipeline installation in deeper waters is associated with a larger uncertainty.

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