Research on Design Method for Thermal Insulation of Oil Pipeline in Permafrost Regions

Dongyuan Wang, Zifeng Zhao, Qiuxia Tan, Jian Yang, V. Yepes, W. Qin, L. Wang
2020 E3S Web of Conferences  
The most important problems encountered in the design and operation of oil pipelines in permafrost regions are frost heaving and thawing settlement. In this paper, we conducted an investigation and analysis on the status of freezing damage of the operating oil pipelines. Based on the investigation and research, we calculated the temperature field of the oil pipeline and analysed the thawing ability under the conditions of the strain criterion. Finally, we proposed a design method for pipeline
more » ... thod for pipeline insulation and the maximum amount of thawing displacement that the pipeline can withstand. It has certain guiding significance for the thermal insulation design of oil pipelines in permafrost regions.
doi:10.1051/e3sconf/202016501016 fatcat:oh5cr3jqyvcf3dk65bq66cnfqy