Structural analysis of piping systems
|Publication Date:||1 July 2017|
This Recommended Practice is based on, and intends to, show the best from European industrial practice for structural analysis of piping systems intended for the offshore sector. Typical applications are Oil & Gas Platforms, FPSOs, Drilling Units and Subsea installations. Subsea installations are installations such as templates, manifolds, riser-bases and subsea separation-and pump modules.
There is no piping design code that fully covers these topics, and hence Engineering Companies have developed a variety of internal design philosophies and procedures in order to meet the requirements to structural integrity, safety, economical and functional design of piping systems.
A number of references are given to below listed codes and standards from which equations for a large number of pipe-stress relevant calculations can be found.