November 2019, Vol. 246, No. 11

Features

Our World Is Moving – And So Are The Pipelines

By Rhett Dotson, Pipeline Systems Consultant, and Andy Young, Geo-Hazards Engineer, ROSEN Strain assessments and pipeline movement assessments allow operators to identify and mitigate threats presented by geohazards. Landslides, seismic events, settlement, and erosion are some of the many examples of geotechnical hazards that can impact buried pipelines. Geohazards often result in significant external loads or loss of support, which bends the pipeline and shifts it from its original position. Significant external bending loads and the associated high strains can pose an integrity threat to the pipeline, as it may rupture or buckle.  For this reason, the monitoring of external loads thr

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