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Pipeline on the permafrost

David R. McCracken

Pipeline on the permafrost

by David R. McCracken

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Published by D.R. McCracken in [Mont.?] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Alaska.
    • Subjects:
    • Petroleum pipelines -- Alaska.,
    • Mechanics (Persons) -- Biography.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementDavid R. McCracken.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsTN879.5 .M26 1976
      The Physical Object
      Pagination92 p., [16] p. of plates :
      Number of Pages92
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2577902M
      LC Control Number85124413

      With 75% of the mile pipeline passing through permafrost terrain, the engineers came up with three principal redesign plans to fit the needs of each particular area. The consortium of oil companies building the pipeline, Alyeska, decided to have miles of buried pipeline. PDF | Increasing reliability of pipelines becomes a real challenge at all stages: design, construction and operation of pipeline systems. It is very | Find, read and cite all the research you.

      Permafrost is a very fragile system that may easily be damaged or destroyed by the presence of human-generated heat. A controversy developed in the late s and early 70s over the construction of an oil pipeline from the Alaska North Slope to the southern part of the state. With an insulated pipeline that has been in operation for 50 years, the thaw depths under the parallel pipelines, with distances of 5 m, 10 m, and 15 m, increase by m, m, and m compared to the single pipeline in the ice-rich permafrost district with the average ground temperature being −°C and the ice content being 35%.

        When the pipeline was two years old in , the pipe buckled and leaked in two buried sections because of thawed permafrost. In both cases, the pipeline. Since the permafrost and marshland environments are symbiotic and interdependent (Sun et al. ), the degradation of permafrost will cause the degradation of the existed marshlands, and form new marshlands in the thaw settlement sites along the pipeline. As a result, the pipeline would be subjected to seasonal freeze–thaw cycles.


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Pipeline on the permafrost by David R. McCracken Download PDF EPUB FB2

This book has followed the development of geotechnology for pipelines in cold environments. Starting with the Alyeska oil line with its enormous cost escalation, through the abortive plans for a Mackenzie Valley gas line and then for the Alaska Highway line, to the recently built, lone oil pipeline in northern Canada, there is a common thread.

As the natural gas pipeline system in Western Canada expands northward, it traverses the discontinuous permafrost zone. As the ground temperature of the frozen soil in this zone is just below freezing, it can be expected that within the design life of a pipeline the permafrost adjacent to it will melt Pipeline on the permafrost book to the disturbance of the insulating cover by construction activities.

Permafrost is soil, rock or sediment that is frozen for more than two consecutive years. In areas not overlain by ice, it exists beneath a layer of soil, rock or sediment, which freezes and thaws annually and is called the "active layer".

In practice, this means that permafrost occurs at an mean annual temperature of −2 °C ( °F) or in: International Permafrost Association. A better understanding of the complicated pipeline-permafrost interaction based on the in-situ monitored data can help evaluate the performance of the CRCOP and guide its design and construction, even for other permafrost pipeline engineering.

Consequently, a comprehensive in-situ monitoring system along the CRCOP was by: 5. This monitoring system can record the meteorological data, ground temperature and water content within the permafrost foundation, vertical settlement of the oil pipe, ground surface deformation on the pipeline right-of-way (on-ROW), as well as the thaw bulb around the pipeline at four sites with different engineering geological by: 5.

To request a printed copy of Pipeline on the permafrost book fact book, contact Alyeska Corporate Communications at () There are overheat pipes along the pipeline. These pipes transfer ground heat into the air to ensure soil remains stable and able to support the pipeline. Thickness of the pipeline wall inches ( miles) & inches ( miles).

CLIMATE Thawing permafrost jeopardizes massive maze of Russian pipelines. Blake Sobczak, E&E reporter. Published: Wednesday, Janu Russia's oil and gas pipelines may bend before they.

The drastic reshaping of Akiak is probably down to thawing permafrost, the frozen organic matter held within soils. Alaska is heating up twice as quickly as the rest of. The pipeline is fully buried in continuous permafrost except at one stream crossing where the pipeline is above ground supported on steel support trusses (KavikAXYS Inc.

The Mackenzie Gas Project (MGP) proposed to construct a pipeline from the. The Permafrost Book Prize in Nonfiction welcomes manuscripts from any writer, including non-US citizens, writing in English. Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but we ask that you notify us immediately if your manuscript is accepted for publication elsewhere.

No past or present editorial staff members of Permafrost or the University of. Frost heave is the primary factor for potential destruction of the permafrost pipeline. Considering the Fenghuoshan area of the Ge-La Pipeline, the paper develops the finite element model for frost heave, and determines the amount of frost heave, frost stress around the pipe and Von Mises equivalent stress of the pipe wall, based upon the coupled thermo-mechanical method.

[Second Edition, ] ASME has released the Second Edition of “Pipeline Geo-Environmental Design and Geohazard Management.” The management of pipeline geohazards is a topic of continuing technical development as the industry plans, designs, constructs and operates pipelines in increasingly rugged terrain.

At pages, this Second Edition is a considerable expansion from the ASME. "The Qinghai-Xizang railroad is the most ambitious construction project in a permafrost region since the TransAlaska Pipeline," said Tingjun Zhang, a scientist at the National Snow and Ice Data Center in Boulder, Colo.

Zhang studies the effects of climate change on permafrost. New Release: Pipelines in Permafrost and Freezing Ground Engineering Resource Library Wed, One final printing of the “Second” edition of the fourteen-volume book set “Pipelines in Permafrost and Freezing Ground” equipped with a CD-ROM containing pipelines in permafrost and freezing ground database will be released by our.

Pipelines & permafrost: science in a cold climate. [Peter J Williams] Electronic books: Additional Physical Format: Print version: (CaOONL) X regions --A brief history of geotechnical activities and associated scientific research in the north --The Trans-Alaska pipeline --The gas pipelines and the frost heave problem --The.

The book strikes a balance between overviews of certain topics and somewhat more detailed treatment of other topics.

Recognized experts were invited to contribute entire chapters, short Invited Technical Briefs or longer Invited Perspectives in their areas of specialization. This book’s comprehensive treatment of pipeline geohazards includes. Thawing permafrost jeopardizes massive maze of Russian pipelines Correcting pipeline damage and deformations costs the Russian oil and gas industry $ billion annually, according to a Pipeline Trenching in Permafrost: A Review.

Conference Paper January This book is both an indictment of and a eulogy on the American way of life. According to Huygen, the term. This growth has taken the system into the discontinuous permafrost zone, and also into new design problems.

One such problem is the structural integrity of a pipeline subjected to the settlement differentials that occur between frozen and unfrozen soils. The good news, says Northern Arizona University ecologist Ted Schuur, lead investigator for the Permafrost Carbon Network, is that a sudden, catastrophic release of CO 2 from permafrost seems unlikely.

The bad news is that a steady, incremental leak is plenty problematic on its own. Builders of a mile oil pipeline through discontinuous permafrost from Northwest Territories to Alberta in Canada planned to flow the oil at ground temperature when the line started up in But the ground temperature actually varied more than thought, depending on the surface and soils.Permafrost.

Engineers would have buried the entire pipeline had it not been for permafrost (permanently frozen soil) lying in sheets and wedges beneath the surface. The pipeline couldn’t be buried in permafrost because the heat of the oil would cause the icy soil to melt.

The pipe would then sag, and possibly leak. Alyeska Pipeline consultant Mike Mertz provides a look at how the company is coping with thawing permafrost on the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. The Wall Street Journal's Jim Carlton reports.