Method determines axial force in subsea pipelines

A new method allows for determination of axial force on subsea pipelines within the context of DNV-RP-F105-2006, expanding the scope of current recommended practices and benefiting both project economics and safety.Existing recommended practices for free span analysis do not address how to determine axial force in subsea pipelines, except for theoretical simplified conditions of axially completely unrestrained or totally restrained pipe. As a result, the designer often uses the totally restrained value to be conservative.Axial force plays an especially important role in pipelines operated at higher pressures and temperatures. HPHT conditions result in a higher axial force and through this...

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