January 2015, Vol. 242, No. 1


ABS To Develop Design Criteria For Subsea Pipelines

ABS was awarded a contract from South Korean shipyard Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) to develop subsea pipeline design criteria and associated training materials. The criteria will include guidelines for global buckling and stability analyzes supplemental to the ABS Guide for Building and Classing Subsea Pipeline Systems and applicable industry and site condition standards. As a significant number of deepwater and ultra-deepwater subsea fields come online within the next decade, offshore pipeline infrastructure will need to be expanded safely to transport additional production volumes to shore. One potential hazard to designing subsea pipelines is buckling, which can compromis

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