Pipeline Buckling Analysis

Another aspect of advanced analysis and design capability at Z-Subsea is Lateral and Upheaval Buckling of subsea pipelines.

For HPHT systems in deep waters, lateral buckling is a major design concern. The traditional approaches such as trenching/ backfilling cannot be utilized to prevent pipeline global buckle and therefore controlled lateral buckle is necessary to release the axial force while preventing excessive bending in the pipeline.

Z-Subsea expertise includes assessment of buckled pipelines damaged during installation or by third party objects such as anchors.