Arctic Pipeline Planning

1st Edition

Design, Construction, and Equipment

Authors: Ramesh Singh
Paperback ISBN: 9780124165847
eBook ISBN: 9780124165885
Imprint: Gulf Professional Publishing
Published Date: 6th August 2013
Page Count: 136
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Utilize the most recent developments to combat challenges such as ice mechanics. The perfect companion for engineers wishing to learn state-of-the-art methods or further develop their knowledge of best practice techniques, Arctic Pipeline Planning provides a working knowledge of the technology and techniques for laying pipelines in the coldest regions of the world. Arctic Pipeline Planning provides must-have elements that can be utilized through all phases of arctic pipeline planning and construction. This includes information on how to:

  • Solve challenges in designing arctic pipelines
  • Protect pipelines from everyday threats such as ice gouging and permafrost
  • Maintain safety and communication for construction workers while supporting typical codes and standards

Key Features

  • Covers such issues as land survey, trenching or above ground, environmental impact of construction
  • Provides on-site problem-solving techniques utilized through all phases of arctic pipeline planning and construction
  • Is packed with easy-to-read and understandable tables and bullet lists


Piping Engineers, Designers, Civil Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Petroleum Engineers and Chemical Engineers, and Project Production Engineer

Table of Contents




Part 1: History of Construction in the Arctic

Chapter 1. Introduction

1.1 Introduction and Background to Design and Construction of Arctic Pipeline

1.2 Typical Challenges

1.3 Current Arctic Proposals

1.4 Technology Transfer to Other Areas of the World

1.5 Offshore Pipelines in THE Arctic Area

Chapter 2. Design and Construction

2.1 Introduction to THE Arctic Environment

2.2 Addressing the Challenges of Design

2.3 Challenges of Designing Arctic Pipeline

2.4 River and Waterway Crossings

2.5 Calculations for Design

2.6 Examples of Calculation

2.7 Expansion and Flexibility

2.8 Unsupported Span of Pipe

2.9 Buoyancy of Pipes

2.10 Calculating the Stresses in the Pipe at the Transition from Belowground to Aboveground

2.11 First Scenario, Reducing Stresses Without Anchor Block

2.12 Second Scenario, Reducing Stresses with Anchor Block

2.13 Strain-Based Design

2.14 Construction Methods

2.15 Protection of Tundra

2.16 Grade and Slopes

2.17 Construction in Warm Permafrost

2.18 Design and Construction in Thaw Settlement of Gas Pipeline

2.19 Ditching and Backfilling

2.20 Control Valves

2.21 Pumps for Crude Oil Pipelines

2.22 Designing and Construction to Deter Ice Gouging

2.23 Design and Construction for Subsea Arctic Pipelines

2.24 Design and Construction of Pipeline Crossings

2.25 Thermal Expansion and Contraction

2.26 Design of Compressors and Pump Stations

2.27 Design of Compressor Stations

2.28 Designing a Gas Compressor Unit

2.29 Liquid-Removal Equipment

2.30 Emergency Shutdown Facilities

2.31 Station Piping

Part 2: Safety and Communication

Chapter 3. Safety on Construction Sites

3.1 Hazards to


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About the Author

Ramesh Singh

Ramesh Singh, MS, IEng, MWeldI, is registered as Incorporated Engineer with British Engineering Council UK and a Member of The Welding Institute, UK. He worked as engineer for various operating and EPC organizations in Middle East, Canada and US. Most recently, he worked for 10 years with Gulf Interstate Engineering, Houston, TX. He is now consulting in the fields of pipeline integrity and related materials and corrosion topics. Ramesh is a graduate from Indian Air Force Technical Academy, with diplomas in Structural Fabrication Engineering and Welding Technology. He has been member and officer of the Canadian Standard Association and NACE and serves on several technical committees. He has worked in industries spanning over aeronautical, alloy steel castings, fabrication, machining, welding engineering, petrochemical, and oil and gas. He has written several technical papers and published articles in leading industry magazines, addressing the practical aspects of welding, construction and corrosion issues relating to structures, equipment and pipelines.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Principal Engineer (Materials, Welding and Corrosion) for Gulf Interstate Engineering and Consultant, management of welding, materials, and corrosion, Nadoi Management, Inc.