Accession Number : ADA330750

Title :   Bibliography on Northern Pipelines in the Former Soviet Union.

Descriptive Note : Special rept.,

Corporate Author : COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER NH

Personal Author(s) : Smallidge, Elisabeth R.

PDF Url : ADA330750

Report Date : AUG 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : In 1993 a pilot project between the Defense Technical Information Center and the U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory resulted in a proposal to conduct a state-of-the-art review of technology and techniques for building, operating, and maintaining arctic natural gas and liquid petroleum pipelines in the former Soviet Union. The objectives of the pipeline review were to (1) Review the design, construction, operation, and maintenance procedures of oil and gas pipelines in the permafrost areas of eastern and western Siberia. (2) Assemble data on the evolution of Siberian pipelines, reflecting changes in size, modes of construction, and age. (3) Assemble data on maintenance procedures and practices, including inspection techniques with respect to corrosion, pipe wrinkling, and metal fatigue. (4) Assemble data on pipeline failures and attempt to predict life expectancy of different pipelines under the harsh arctic environment. (5) Evaluate the environmental impact of different pipeline construction techniques and relate it to ruptures and breaks. In conjunction with the study objectives, a literature search was conducted on northern pipelines in the former Soviet Union. References were compiled on dates of construction, location, route conditions, design, construction, maintenance, environmental impact, accidents, production management, and other pertinent facts. In the resulting bibliography, references are separated into three categories: Oil and Gas Pipelines, Construction, and Accidents. There is some repetition of references between the categories because some are relevant to more than one of the subject categories.

Descriptors :   *USSR, *BIBLIOGRAPHIES, *PIPELINES, *ARCTIC REGIONS, *SIBERIA, MAINTENANCE, DATA PROCESSING, METALS, ARMY RESEARCH, MANAGEMENT, PRODUCTION, CORROSION, LIFE EXPECTANCY(SERVICE LIFE), LITERATURE SURVEYS, STATE OF THE ART, LIQUIDS, COLD REGIONS, GASES, ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, CONSTRUCTION, INSPECTION, FATIGUE(MECHANICS), OILS, PETROLEUM PRODUCTS, PERMAFROST.

Subject Categories : Fuels
      Pumps, Filters, Pipes, Tubing, Fittings & Vlvs

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE