AutoPIPE includes the following offshore design codes:
Onshore piping code consider several stress categories:
To consider the effect of external pressure on subsea piping, some of the offshore codes calculate many more stress categories:
AutoPIPE calculate all those stress categories to fully comply with the offshore codes.
AutoPIPE includes the following wave loading theory:
AutoPIPE calculate automatically the buoyancy force. Only the water level has to be set.
AutoPIPE can model the risers and the loads that apply to them, like difference in pressure inside/outside, waves, and support imposed displacements.
Jacketed Pipes or Pipe Bundles are used to go from the seabed installations to the surface. The external pipe is used to support the external forces, as the waves and protect the process piping.
AutoPIPE and STAAD.Pro has a two-way integration that allows the structural model to be imported and connected to the piping. The piping model and the loads calculated can be imported into STAAD.Pro.
The combined model uses the combined flexibility and the displacement at the support are imposed automatically into the piping model.